CEDR Panel member since 2017
Francis Chubb is a solicitor of England & Wales and a partner in Rylatt Chubb LLP, a dispute resolution firm in the City of London, which he co-founded in 2009. He formerly worked with Michael Reason & Partners LLP, doing a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious work, and, before then, had been the Sofia Representative of Eversheds LLP (as it was) in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Francis is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and has acted as an arbitrator on well over 80 consumer arbitrations covering the travel and motor industries. He has also advised clients in connection with commercial arbitral proceedings, in particular under LCIA Rules and, under a bilateral investment treaty, under UNCITRAL Rules. He regularly attends arbitration conferences, has taken part in CIArb post-fellowship arbitrator training and has additionally attended ICC arbitration hearings.
Other legal experience
Francis has acted on a variety of contentious matters, including in connection with claims for breach of contract, conversion of goods, and breach of trust. A notable case for which he had the conduct was Kurtha v Marks  EWHC 336 (QB), for the successful return of two paintings.
He has also performed a wide variety of non-contentious work, including advice in connection with commercial contracts, loan agreements and novation, as well as company turn-around plans and trust matters. Whilst with Eversheds, Francis took a leading role on project finance work for international financial institutions including co-ordination of the transaction teams and drafting transaction documents (project agreements and legal opinions). His experience also includes company secretarial work.
Most of the contentious and non-contentious matters he has worked on have a cross-border element, including investment in Central and Eastern Europe and working alongside Ethiopian law experts on a complex expropriation case.
Francis has, in the course of a varied career, also held positions: as a journalist (sub-editor on The Egyptian Gazette, for 1 year), as an army officer (various roles over 7 years), and as the director of start-up companies in the parking industry and the wine business.
Francis has senior non-profit experience, including as trustee from 2007 to 2013 (and Chairman 2010 -2013) of the Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum Trust.
He has lived in and worked in cities as distinct as Cairo, London and Sofia.
BA (Hons) Philosophy & Politics, University of Liverpool
LLM, International Business Law (with Merit), Queen Mary, University of London
Non-practising barrister of England & Wales (called Middle Temple, 1996)
Solicitor of England & Wales (admitted 2008)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member 2010, Fellow 2011)