Chris Felton is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.
Chris specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.
Chris regularly conducts matters in the Commercial, Chancery and Insolvency and Companies Courts. Many of his cases have an international dimension. He has litigated for clients in a number of different jurisdictions including the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, former CIS States, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Seychelles, Malaysia, Singapore and China.
Chris has significant experience of both domestic and international arbitration (LCIA, ICC, Swiss Rules, GAFTA and ad hoc).
Chris and Katie Dyson, an Associate in our Dispute Resolution team and Teniola Onabanjo at 3VB recently prepared an article for Practical Law which considered the circumstances in which the court may debar a litigant in breach of a costs order from participating in proceedings.
Chris has also been appointed by the High Court to act as Supervising Solicitor in relation to search and seize orders.
The practice area was praised in the Legal 500 (2020) stating that Gardner Leader LLP’s [Dispute Resolution] team “punches well above its weight”. Chris is highlighted by Legal 500 as being a “Leading Individual” and “a safe pair of hands”.
Chris was praised in the Chambers 2020 listings for having “the unique ability to explain the most complex fact patterns in simple terms” . He is lauded for his knowledge of breach of contract claims as well as director and shareholder disputes. It was also noted that Chris “easily adapts to different legal rules and settings” and “never loses sight of his client’s interests”.
Chris Felton qualified in 1996.