Jeremy Gauntlett QC practises internationally. He serves on the Financial Markets Tribunal of Dubai, the Shanghai International Arbitration Court, the China South Africa Joint Arbitration Centre and the Commercial Appeals Panel of the Arbitration Federation of Southern Africa. He has also held appointments as an IATA and ICC arbitrator. He has also appeared as counsel in ICC and AFSA arbitrations, as well as before the Court of Arbitration in Sport, Lausanne. He practises from Brick Court Chambers as well as both the Cape and Johannesburg Bars.
Jeremy Gauntlett has extensive experience across commercial and public law litigation. A Senior Counsel in South Africa as well as a QC (practising also from chambers in the Cape Town and Johannesburg), he has frequently been leading counsel in the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and Competition Appeal Court of South Africa. He has regularly been Treasury counsel in both South Africa and Namibia. He appears too in the High Courts and Supreme Courts of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. He is a former President of the Cape Bar, chairman of the South African Bar, member of the Council of the IBA and sessional Judge of Appeal of Lesotho. Since 2011 he has been a Bencher of Middle Temple. He was elected in 2012 to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
BA cum laude and LL B cum laude degrees at the University of Stellenbosch
BCL degree, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar, New College)
Awarded Harvard graduate fellowship
Called in South Africa 1977, took silk in 1989
Called in London 1994
Tenant at Brick Court Chambers.
Queen’s Counsel and Bencher, Middle Temple.
Former president of the Cape Bar and chairman (for three terms) of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa.
Sessional Judge of the Court of Appeal of Lesotho (1996 to 2010).
Appointed to three successive terms as a South African Law Reform Commissioner (1996-2010).
Member of the Council of the University of Cape Town (1996-2017), and member of its Executive Committee
Chancellor to the Archbishop of Cape Town
Elected to visiting fellowship at New College, Oxford, and honorary professorship at the University of Stellenbosch.
He has contributed three titles to South Africa's equivalent of Halsbury, a number of legal articles, and author of Damages in South African Law.
Variety of international conference papers delivered at IBA and elsewhere and publications on professional practice and arbitration topics. Speaker at Commonwealth Law Conferences in Durban, Kuala Lumpur and Cape Town; IBA in Vienna and Singapore; Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh; Bar of Ireland at Westport and Dublin; ICB in Paris, Montreal and The Hague; arbitration sessions in London, Mauritius and Nairobi.