Duncan Speller is a partner in Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s litigation/controversy department, and a member of the international arbitration practice group. Mr Speller is based in London, where he practises international arbitration and English High Court litigation.
Mr Speller is an English barrister with more than 15 years’ experience. He has represented clients in more than one hundred institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, sited in both common and civil law jurisdictions, including England, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Germany. Mr Speller also has substantial experience of international commercial litigation in both the English Court of Appeal and in the Commercial and Chancery Divisions of the High Court. He has particular experience of litigation concerning aviation, oil and gas, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications, banking and competition law issues. Mr Speller sits on the governing body of the Bucharest Court of International Arbitration and is co-author of A Practical Guide to International Commercial Arbitration: Assessment, Planning and Strategy (second edition forthcoming).