Jeremy Winter is an independent arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute review board member. He is sitting or has sat as arbitrator, appointed both by institutions and at the recommendation of major international law firms, in cases under the DIAC, ADCCAC, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, NAI and UNCITRAL arbitration rules.With cooperation from the parties, those arbitrations in which he has participated which have proceeded to a full hearing have usually been concluded within around a year of his appointment, with awards delivered within a matter of weeks of exchange of final submissions. He has also acted as adjudicator (appointed by TeCSA and the LCIA), and has acted as chair of a Dispute Adjudication Board on an important project in Dubai.
In 2015, he left the London office of his international law firm, having completed thirty-five years of practice there. During his law firm career, his practice was heavily focussed on the resolution of disputes on construction and engineering projects around the world. Predominantly, this was by means of international arbitration, but also by litigation, adjudication, DRBs and other forms of dispute resolution process. He is very familiar with the major forms of engineering and construction contract, particularly FIDIC, the ICE/NEC forms, and the IChemE forms.
He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1979. This was followed by admissions in the Supreme Courts of the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. He was one of the first solicitors to be admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in the higher civil courts of England and Wales. He is also a registered practitioner of the Dubai International Financial Centre Court in the UAE. He graduated with an LLB in law from the University of Warwick in 1975.
He was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2014. He is also a Companion of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors, a Fellow of the Geological Society, a member of the Society of Construction Law and a member of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association.
Parties considering appointing me as arbitrator may ask about the implications of Covid-19 for my practice as arbitrator
- I am 66 – not old enough to be in an automatic “at risk” category, but old enough to know I need to be careful
- I have not had, and very much hope not to get, Covid.
- I have no underlying health conditions that would put me more at risk from Covid than average
- I am physically fit and active – significantly above the typical level for my age
- My office has been in my home for the past five years, so working from home represents no change or difficulty for me. All my files and papers are within easy access
- I have good broadband connection, and have already conducted a number of video hearings using different platforms, as chair and co-arbitrator. They have all been remarkably successful
- I have good IT and computer skills, so I am not dependent on outside assistance for secretarial or other support
- At the moment, I of course cannot travel abroad. However as soon as conditions and regulations allow, I will be ready to fly t(o Dubai or elsewhere) as required.
Jeremy B Winter
+44 7778 209807 or +44 1732 750337