Professor Edwin Peel

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Professor Edwin Peel


Call 2014

Professor Edwin Peel was called to the Bar and joined One Essex Court in 2014.  He is a Professor in the Oxford University Law Faculty with a particular expertise in contract law and private international law.

Prior to becoming a full-time arbitrator, Professor Peel regularly advised on or appeared in some of the leading cases in litigation including in the Supreme Court in Cavendish Square Holdings BV v Makdessi [2015] UKSC 67 (the rule against penalties in the context of breach of restrictive covenants on the sale of a business); Tiuta International Ltd v De Villiers Surveyors Ltd [2017] UKSC 77 (causation and the recovery of loss in the context of valuer negligence); and Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] UKSC 20 (“negotiating damages” for breach of restrictive covenants in a contract for the sale of a business). 

He regularly appeared in foreign proceedings as an expert witness on English law including in the United States, Canada and Portugal.  He also appeared in the High Court of Antigua.

With experience of LCIA, ICC and LMAA arbitrations, Professor Peel’s practice covers disputes in many of the principal industry sectors including banking and finance, construction and engineering, energy and resources, professional services, and shipping and commodities.

He has written or edited numerous books, including Treitel on the Law of Contract (four editions) and Frustration and Force Majeure (current edition).