Rupert is an English Barrister and an Avocat à la Cour. He is head of the Firm's dispute resolution team in London. He specialises in international arbitration relating to construction, joint ventures, aerospace and international commerce.
Having started his career as a Barrister in London in 1992, Rupert joined Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris in 1995 and became a partner in 2001. He relocated to the Gide office in London in 2012.
Rupert acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings in English and/or French, most frequently under the ICC or LCIA rules. He has also appeared before tribunals under a variety of institutional rules in Asia, the Middle East and Central Europe. He is an "an excellent advocate who masters technical details of complex projects".
Rupert is regularly appointed as an arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
« Rupert Reece is an excellent arbitration lawyer, whether dealing with common or civil law. »
Legal 500 UK 2022
« In London, Rupert Reece is an excellent advocate who masters technical details of complex projects. He also has a detailed knowledge of civil law. »
Legal 500 UK 2021
« Rupert Reece is undoubtedly one of the very best I’ve ever worked with in more than 15 years in construction arbitration. He is a trustful and respected team leader. When he has doubts he tells them precisely and when he is confident he has the courage to say. He conducts a hearing with a quiet and indisputable authority and shows he has elaborated his strategy after very careful consideration. He is for me one of the very best in a category in which they are very few. »
Legal 500 UK 2021
« Rupert Reece is 'highly experienced in international arbitration, with an intelligent and thoughtful approach to legal disputes. »
Legal 500 UK 2019