Jeffery Commission - Senior Counsel

Jeffery Commission

Senior Counsel

Jeffery is qualified in New York, with degrees in common law and civil law from McGill University, as well as an LLM in international dispute settlement from University College London. He has 15 years of experience as counsel, acting in numerous high-profile cases for a wide variety of clients involving a range of industries including power, oil and gas, technology, consumer goods, and public concessions.

He was previously a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2008 until 2016, resident in the firm’s London, New York and Washington, DC, offices. Prior to joining Freshfields, he practiced litigation and arbitration with Shearman & Sterling and Linklaters in New York, and worked as a research assistant for Philippe Sands QC in London.

Specializing in investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration, he has been counsel in numerous multi-million and multi-billion dollar bilateral investment treaty arbitrations under ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility and UNCITRAL arbitration rules, and international commercial arbitration proceedings under ICC, LCIA, and NAI arbitration rules.

Jeffery is also the author of numerous academic articles on international investment law. He is co-author of a forthcoming monograph entitled Procedural Issues in International Investment Arbitration, scheduled to be published in 2016. Jeffery frequently speaks at international conferences on investment law issues, including those of the American Society of International Law and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.