Date of call: 1981
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Alan Griffiths was Fellow and Tutor in Law of Exeter College, Oxford for 10 years (1977-1988). He specialises in a broad range of commercial law, public law and energy law. His practice includes commercial litigation, judicial review, arbitration and advisory work.
Central to his commercial practice is a particular expertise in the regulatory and commercial issues concerning a wide range of industry sectors. He is a leading expert in energy and utilities: electricity, oil, gas and nuclear, including environmental issues. Other industry sectors include agricultural and agrochemicals, aviation, banking and finance, broadcasting and telecommunications, city (merger and acquisitions/takeovers), insurance and reinsurance (including the Lloyd’s market), health and pharmaceuticals. This work includes a detailed knowledge of competition and European Community law issues. He is also a leading specialist in the commercial and regulatory interface between the public and private sectors. He regularly advises on Private Finance initiative schemes, Public-Private Partnerships and public sector procurement issues.
Recommended by the Legal 500 (Administrative & Public Law, Company Law and Energy Law), Chambers UK (Administrative & Public Law, Energy Law and Environment Law) and Legal Experts (Administrative & Public Law and Energy and Natural Resources), Alan Griffiths has very considerable experience in the High Court both at first instance and at appellate level, including the House of Lords, the Privy Council and the ECJ. He has appeared before a variety of other tribunals, including: the Competition Commission, a Select Committee of the House of Commons, the electricity industry PNE Plenary Committee and numerous arbitral panels run under both the EAA and LCIA rules.
He is called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean (BVI) and has been called to the Bars of Bermuda and Northern Ireland for specific litigation. He also has experience of the laws and legal system of the Channel Islands, particularly Jersey.
He is a fluent Welsh speaker (Cymro Cymraeg). He has a working knowledge of Spanish and French.