Ian Meredith

Ian is a partner at K&L Gates in London.

Ian's practice focuses on International Commercial Disputes across a range of sectors. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the coordinator of the firm's International Arbitration Group. His practice encompasses alternative dispute resolution, international arbitration and both domestic and multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Ian has project managed significant disputes involving sums exceeding US$2billion across a range of jurisdictions including Russia, Brazil, Venezuela, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France, BVI, Cayman, Bermuda, Japan, Switzerland, Malta and various states in the US and in Canada. Those disputes have extended across a diverse range of business sectors including power generation, combustion equipment, metals, oil & gas, telecoms, industrial coatings, beverages, finance and investment and sport.

Individual disputes have concerned post-acquisition issues (including completion account and warranty claims), boardroom disputes (including minority shareholder actions), professional negligence (malpractice) claims, commercial trading, trade finance and Bank defence. He has taken disputes through appellate courts and has several reported cases.

Practice areas


  • Solicitor, England and Wales


  • IBA (Member)
  • Association Suisse de L'Arbitrage (ASA) (Member)
  • ICC Task Force on 'Trusts and Arbitration' (Member)
  • Host Committee for the London 2010 IBA Arbitration Day (Member)
  • China Trade Law Report (Editorial Board)
  • LCIA European Users' Council (Member)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow)
  • Arbitration World (Editor)


  • Contributing Author


  • LL.B., University of Leicester, 1985, (Hons)

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