I am a partner in our Dispute Resolution group in London with extensive experience advising clients on complex commercial disputes often with a cross border element.
I advise on disputes across a number of the firm's core sectors with a particular focus on disputes in the technology and communications sector. My work in this area includes acting for customers and suppliers on disputes relating to software licensing issues, the implementation of complex technology systems, the outsourcing of core business functions and communications and network issues. I am also involved in advising clients on risk management issues on major projects working in conjunction with colleagues in my commercial team where the objective is often to keep a project which has run into difficulty on track.
In the media, entertainment and sports sector, I advise in collaboration with our commercial lawyers on disputes in connection with sports media rights. As a sport fan all my life it has, for as long as I can remember, been fascinating to work with clients and colleagues in this area.
In the automotive sector, we advise regularly on international supply chain disputes as well on liability issues at the interface between the technology and automotive sector including in relation to autonomous vehicles. Product liability and product safety are important areas in the automotive sector and I regularly advise on these issues pursuant to the General Product Safety Directive and other sector specific regulations across all the firm's sectors.
I also collaborate closely with the competition team acting for claimants and defendants in relation to competition follow on damages claims which is an interesting and fast developing area of the law.
In the energy sector, I have advised on disputes under EPC contracts relating to renewable energy including disputes relating to performance bonds and applications for injunctive relief.
My practice also includes corporate disputes across these sectors (and beyond) including high value claims under share purchase agreements (both contractual and where fraud is alleged), joint venture disputes and minority shareholder actions.
My contentious practice covers litigation in the English High Court and appeal courts and international arbitration under the auspices of the AAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA as well as ad hoc arbitration, including appeals to the High Court from arbitration awards. I have also successfully resolved disputes by mediation and expert determination and am an advocate of resolving disputes outside of court where this is possible.