Partner, Dispute Resolution
Chris specialises in all aspects of corporate and commercial dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.
Chris 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).
Chris’ recent work highlights include:
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 (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.