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Practice Summary

Christopher Style is a Queen’s Counsel and arbitrator practising at One Essex Court.  He has 40 years experience of international dispute resolution, including acting as counsel and as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc references involving many systems of law and with seats in many of the centres of international arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the LCIA and one of the UK’s representatives on the ICC Commission on Arbitration. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Between 1977 and 2012 Christopher practised at an international law firm.  He acquired solicitor's higher courts rights in 1997 and was appointed silk in 2006.  His practice has included disputes arising out of banking and financial services (securities including derivatives, loans, guarantees, pensions, defaults, restructurings and recoveries and criminal and regulatory matters); corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions, shareholder issues, post-acquisition, joint ventures and partnerships); professional negligence (lawyers, accountants, financial institutions, hotel management); the telecom and defence sectors, energy and infrastructure, insurance, aviation and shipping.  He was called to the Bar to develop his practice as arbitrator in international commercial arbitration.

Christopher enjoys wide market recognition. 


Chambers: "He is absolutely first class. Really bright and organised with a very good manner."

Legal 500: "Efficient, sensible and an excellent tribunal chair."

GAR: "a firm favourite for many market sources, who consider him "energetic, effective and a pleasure to work with"."

Who's Who: "He draws high praise for his outstanding work."


Chambers: "Very responsive. He has a pleasant demeanour, is open to both parties and makes you feel you're getting a fair hearing."

Legal 500: "A very organised and efficient chairman who gets to the heart of the matter patiently and in an agreeable fashion."

GAR: “One of the country’s foremost arbitrators. Demonstrates expertise in all aspects of commercial arbitration.”

Who's Who: "Smart, supremely organised and a real pleasure to work with."