Duncan BagshawPartner at Howard Kennedy
Duncan is a barrister and a partner at Howard Kennedy LLP in London, and head of the International Arbitration team, specialising in international arbitration and litigation, with particular experience in the energy sector, and disputes arising from joint ventures and shareholders agreements.
Duncan has appeared before arbitration tribunals under the LCIA, ICC, LCIA-DIFC and other rules, and before all courts of England and Wales, including the Supreme Court. Duncan often acts as an advocate in hearings, and well as providing wider strategic advice. He also acts as an arbitrator and he is a Fellow of CIArb (UK). He has acted in several cases relating to India and for major Indian clients.
He spent three years living in Mauritius, establishing the MIAC arbitration centre. Since returning to London in 2015, he has provided advice to several jurisdictions on improving their legal framework and facilities for international arbitration.
Duncan has been recommended for international arbitration, Africa-related disputes, and energy sector disputes, in Chambers and Partners, the Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.
Outside of practice, Duncan is a board member of Nyumbani UK, a charity which raises funds to provide educational support children in Kenya affected by HIV, and he is also the Chair of the trustees of a charity which supports disadvantaged young adults in the UK. Duncan is a mentor for the Association of Young Arbitrators Mentoring Programme for Young Arbitrators in Africa and a mentor for the African Arbitration Association.