Partner, Dispute Resolution
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Chris is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.
Chris specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.
He regularly conducts matters in the Commercial and Chancery Courts. Many of his cases have an international dimension. He has litigated in a number of different jurisdictions including the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland, Turkey, CIS, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Abu Dhabi.
Chris has significant experience of both domestic and international arbitration (LCIA, ICC, Swiss Rules, GAFTA and ad hoc).
Relevant Work Experience
Chris’ recent work highlights include: bringing/defending actions for breach of directors duties; defending and protecting shareholder rights; corporate trust claims; civil fraud; breach of warranty and contractual claims; international trade; commodities disputes; competition and anti-trust suits; engineering/product liability actions in the technology and construction courts; intellectual property disputes in relation to patent, copyright and trademark infringement; defamation and malicious falsehood claims; professional negligence claims against professionals; and emergency injunctive relief. Chris has also been appointed by the High Court to act as Supervising Solicitor in relation to search and seize orders.
In his spare time Chris is a keen marathon runner and cricketer.
The practice area was praised in the Legal 500 (2019) stating that Gardner Leader LLP’s [Dispute Resolution] team “punches well above its weight” and provides “a very attractive client proposition.” Chris is highlighted by Legal 500 as being a “Leading Individual” and “is able as any City litigator; he has invaluable litigation instincts coupled with great knowledge and experience, especially in international litigation and arbitration.”
Chris was also marked out for praise as a “Notable Practitioner” in Chambers 2019 and is described as being an “incredibly switched on and hard-working” lawyer who “looks after the client incredibly well.” He is lauded for his knowledge of international and multi-jurisdictional disputes, and has experience of arbitration proceedings. He handles a host of contractual and commercial litigation for private individuals and companies.
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