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Jeremy Gauntlett SC

Door Member

Date of Call: 1974
Date of Silk: 1989
Qualifications: BA (cum laude), LLB (cum laude) (Stell), BCL (Oxon)


Member of Cape, Johannesburg and London Bars, and Bencher of the Middle Temple. Senior Counsel since 1989. Past president of the Cape Bar, chairman of General Council of the Bar of South Africa, Co-Chair of the International Council of Advocates and Barristers and IBA Council member.

Appointed to the Commercial Appeals Panel of the Arbitration Federation of South Africa, 1999. Served (sessionally) as Judge of Appeal of Kingdom of Lesotho from 1996-2010. Appointed to the Financial Markets Tribunal of Dubai, 2014 and to the Shanghai International Court of Arbitration, October 2014 (on the nomination of the International Air Transport Association). Member of the London Court of International Arbitration. Appointed Arbitrator of the China-South Africa Joint Arbitration Centre in 2015.

Practising at Brick Court Chambers, London (and with chambers in Cape Town and Johannesburg). Areas of practice: commercial, public (constitutional and administrative) law and regulatory matters, also international law and international trade law disputes throughout the Southern African Development Community (SADC) before the SADC Tribunal and African Commission/African Court. Frequently sat as arbitrator and appeal arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations (including the ICC and IATA), including aviation arbitration.

Beit Scholar, University of Stellenbosch and Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford. Awarded Harvard Graduate Fellowship. Elected to Visiting Fellowship, New College, Oxford, honorary professorship at University of Stellenbosch and a Distinguished Fellow of the Bingham Centre, London and Visitor at the University of Cambridge.

Elected by Convocation as Member of Council of the University of Cape Town (1996-). Appointed by President Mandela as a Commissioner of the first post-democratic Law reform Commission (1996-2010). Chancellor of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa to Archbishops Njongonkulu Ndungane and Thabo Makgoba.

Described by The Economist (21 August 2014) as “regarded”.



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