Jeffery  Commission
  • Washington

Jeffery Commission


Jeffery Commission is a Director with responsibility for overseeing Burford’s underwriting and investment activity in investor-state and international commercial arbitration. 

Mr. Commission is an authority in the field of international arbitration, having been involved with several multi-billion-dollar investment arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations throughout his career. He is the author of numerous academic articles and two books on international investment law. He co-authored Procedural Issues in International Investment Arbitration, which was published in 2018 by Oxford University Press; his forthcoming book, Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: Law and Practice, will also be published by OUP. He is a frequent speaker on investment law issues at conferences around the globe.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Commission practiced litigation and arbitration with Shearman & Sterling and Linklaters in New York, before becoming a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group at Freshfields. Subsequently he was Senior Counsel at Vannin Capital.

Mr. Commission earned his BA in political science and government from York University, his BCL and LLB from McGill University and his LLM from University College London.


“They have a brilliant team for international arbitration matters—particularly Jeffery Commission… They are the most knowledgeable and most sophisticated in the business. They also are accessible, responsive and a real pleasure to work with.” Partner,
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