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Lord Grabiner QC

Date of call: 1968
QC: 1981

Lord Grabiner is a commercial lawyer with a substantial court and advisory practice. For over 40 years he has been involved in much of the highest profile commercial litigation that has been fought in London. Specialising in banking & finance, oil & gas, civil fraud, competition and company disputes, Lord Grabiner is highly experienced both as an advocate in the High Court and also an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge and is the Non-executive Chairman of Arcadia.

Anthony Grabiner draws universal admiration and respect as one of the true heavyweights of the Commercial Bar.  The depth of his skills across a breathtaking range of legal areas, together with his long history of success in the most complex and high profile cases, mark him out as one of the leading advocates of his generation, and a giant of English Law.    Chambers & Partners UK 2014

"Brings an unrivalled courtroom presence to bear and has an outstanding ability to focus both clients and the court on the essentials of a case."     Chambers & Partners UK 2014

"He is at the pinnacle of the commercial dispute resolution spehere and is a big figure at the Commercial Bar. He is clever and an extremely effective courtroom operator."                                   Chambers & Partners UK 2014

 "Lord Grabiner remains one of the most eminent counsel at the Bar.  He has great personal presence in court and commands considerable respect from the bench.  Behind the scenes he gives clear, clever and practical advice, has invaluable insight into tactical issues and knows what arguments will appeal to the court and what points can and cannot successfully be run.  He is very easy to work with, popular and respected by clients and opponents."   Chambers & Partners UK 2013

In court he has "a bearing which immediatley commands respect." One of the go-to silks of the modern era. Chambers & Partners UK 2012  

Anthony Grabiner QC's "reputation precedes him" and clients confirm he "undoubtedly lives up to his profile as a star at the Bar." Lauded for his "superb judgment," interviewees say: "He offers invaluable insight into tactical issues and has a great ability to know what arguments will appeal to the court." Chambers & Partners UK 2012

One of the most illustrious silks at the Commerical Bar. Not only is he an "incisive and instinctive advocate" who "has judges deferring to his gravtias," he also possesses "superb client skills." Chambers & Partners UK 2012


Scope of practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Broadcasting rights, media & entertainment
  • Commercial litigation
  • Competition & EU law (including monopolies and restrictive practices)
  • Financial services
  • Oil & gas, energy and utilities regulation
  • Civil fraud (incl. asset tracing)
  • Company & Insolvency
  • Commodity disputes
  • Conflict of laws
  • Insurance (including insurance companies regulation) & reinsurance
  • Judicial review
  • Mergers, acquisitions & takeovers
  • Professional negligence
  • Public law (including PFI & public procurement)
  • Telecommunications

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