Partner, Dispute Resolution
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Chris is a Partner at Gardner Leader 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 (2016) stating that “Gardner Leader LLP’s [Dispute Resolution] team ‘punches well above its weight’ and provides ‘excellent assistance in highly complex, multi-jurisdictional cases’. Chris Felton is ‘very bright, a real strategist who gives 110% for clients’, and ‘is able to explain complex legal issues in simple terms’.
Chris was also marked out for praise as a “Leading Individual” in dispute resolution for two consecutive years in 2016 & 2017, under Legal 500 listings.
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