Stuart Dutson

Stuart Dutson

Partner & International Head of Arbitration, Simmons & Simmons


  • Highly experienced arbitrator
  • Named in Legal 500’s International Arbitration Hall of Fame
  • Author of ‘International Arbitration: A Practical Guide’


Stuart has conducted arbitrations under both common law and civil law in England, mainland Europe (including Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic), the Middle East, Africa and Australia. He has acted for and against parties from the UK, mainland Europe, Central Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia and Africa.

Stuart has drafted complex choice of law clauses and multi-tier and multi-party arbitration and jurisdiction agreements for many transactions, including multi-million dollar M&A deals and international oil and gas projects in the Middle East, Nigeria, India and South America.


  • Financial Institutions
  • Mining and Finance
  • Oil and Gas
  • Aerospace and Defence


  • University of Cambridge - PhD, International Law