Professor J. Martin Hunter

Professor J. Martin Hunter

Emeritus Law Professor

Contact through University of Miami Law School, White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program
Coral Gables FL (Florida) US (United

ADR Certified Designation : Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb)

VanIAC Panel(s) : International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Accounting Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Conflicts of Law, Construction Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Engineering Law, Financial Services, Foreign Investment Law, General Civil Law, Hospitality Industry, International Law, Mining Industry, Partnership Disputes, Product Liability Law, Resource Industry, Royalties Law, Sale of Goods Law, Securities Litigation Law, Sports Law

Professional Experience

Professor Martin Hunter started his career in law as a solicitor and was a partner in Freshfields from 1967 until joining Essex Court Chambers in 1994. In 1995 he was appointed to the newly-established chair of International Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Trent University. He is also a visiting professor at King’s College, London University, where he teaches international arbitration to post-graduate students from around the world.

Professor Hunter is a member of the Council of ICCA, and has participated in the work of a number of organisations including the AAA, the IBA, the ICC’s Court, the LCIA’s Court and UNCITRAL. He is currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and was deputy-chairman of the UK Government’s committee on arbitration law reform, which was responsible for steering the English Arbitration Act 1996 through Parliament.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Martin Hunter has specialised in arbitration, particularly international arbitration, since 1967. He has acted as advocate, sole arbitrator or as chairman or member of tribunals of three arbitrators on many occasions. These include AAA, CDP, CIETAC, JCAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, LMAA, NAFTA, NAI, SCC and SIAC arbitrations, as well as arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and other types of ad hoc arbitration.

He has also represented parties in mediations and other ADR procedures and has acted as a mediator. He was Chairman, ICC Arbitration Commission’s Working Group on Dissenting Opinions and Interim and Partial Awards (1985—89) and Deputy Chairman, United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry Committee on arbitration law (1990—97).

A list of reported cases is available on request clerksroom@essexcourt.net .

Professional and Other Activities

  • Doctor of Law (he), KIIT University, India;
  • Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Trent University;
  • Hon Dean of Post-Graduate Studies, Asser Institute, The Hague.
  • Member of ICCA, the IBA, ITA (Academic Council), ICe’s Commission on International Arbitration.
  • Member of panels of arbitrators of several arbitral institutions, including CAS, CIETAC, Czech Chamber,
  • Hungarian Chamber, ICDR, Polish Chamber, SIAC.

Professor Hunter has also been published extensively in specialist arbitration journals and elsewhere over the last twenty-five years. His books include Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (with Alan Redfern); The English Arbitration Act 1996: Text and Notes (with Toby Landau); and the arbitration title of Halsbury’s Laws (with Ben Pilling).

Academic Qualifications

BA, Pembroke College, Cambridge
College of Law, London