Sir Peter Cresswell
- 1991 - 2007 Judge of the Commercial and Admiralty Courts.
- 1991 - 2007 Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division.
- 1993 - 1996 Judge in charge of the management of the Lloyd's Litigation.
- 1993 - 1994 Judge in charge of the Commercial Court.
- 1990 Chairman of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales.
- 1983 - 1990 Queen's Counsel.
- 1966 Called to the Bar, Gray's Inn.
- 1962 - 1965 Queens' College Cambridge MA, LLM.
Experience in the Commercial Court
17 years experience in dealing with claims arising out business, commerce and trade including in particular claims relating to: -
- insurance and re-insurance;
- banking and financial services;
- shipping and the construction of ships, oil rigs etc;
- the exploitation of oil and gas reserves and other natural resources;
- the carriage of goods by land, sea, air or pipeline;
- the export and import of goods;
- international disputes between states;
- business contracts and documents;
- the operation of markets and exchanges;
- the purchase and sale of commodities;
- major construction projects/domestic and international;
- disputes concerning information technology.
- Member of the Chartered Institure of Arbitrators.
- The London Court of International Arbitration.
- International Chamber of Commerce.
- Chairman of Commercial Court Working Party on Electronic Disclosure - Report dated 6 October 2004.
- Chairman of various committees concerned with Information Technology for the Judiciary for about 10 years.
- Civil Justice Counsel 1999 - 2003.
- The Casco 28.2.05 (whether claims in an arbitration under a charterparty were time barred).
- Metal Distributors (UK) Ltd v ZCCM Investment Holdings Plc (the extent of the jurisdiction of arbitrators and the legal principles to be applied in determining whether a particular dispute falls within the jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal).
Flight Training International v International Fire Training Equipment Ltd  All ER (D) 123 (whether an agreement contained an enforceable agreement to arbitrate).
- American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company v Abbott Laboratories 28.11.02 (whether wording such as "the insurance ... shall follow all the terms and conditions of policy ..." sufficient to incorporate an arbitration clause in policy).
- Petroships PTE Ltd of Singapore v Petec Trading and Investment Corporation of Vietnam and others (the scope and ambit of sections 68 and 70 (4) of the Arbitration Act 1996).
- International Disputes between states (and states and their people) and claims against states.
- The litigation between Kuwait and Iraq in relation to aircraft and spares seized in the first Gulf war (Kuwait Airways Corp v Iraqi Airways Co  All ER (D) 215).
- The Chagos Islanders (R (on the application of Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs  3 LRC 699 and  All ER (D) 399).
- Kensington International Ltd v Republic of Congo 26.5.06 and  EWCA Civ 1128 (execution of English judgments - attachment of debts alleged to be owed by state - injunction).
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