Jeremy Gauntlett SC KC

Former chair of the Cape Bar and of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa, and vice-president of the Bar for the International Criminal Court, Jeremy Gauntlett has previously co-chaired the International Bar Association’s Forum for Barristers and Advocates. He practises at the Cape, Johannesburg and London Bars (at Brick Court Chambers); he is a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He served (sessionally) as a Judge of Appeal of Lesotho from 1996 to 2010. He practises in both commercial law, including international arbitration, and public law, including constitutional and regulatory law. He sits on the Financial Services Authority of Dubai and as an arbitrator for the Shanghai International Arbitration Court and the International Commercial Court in Paris.

Educated in Zimbabwe, as a Beit Scholar he graduated BA cum laude and LLB cum laude at the University of Stellenbosch, and was thereafter awarded a Harvard Graduate Fellowship. He was lead counsel before the SADC Tribunal and the African Commission and African Court for dispossessed Zimbabwean farmers and in challenges to the past three Zimbabwean elections.