To instruct Gideon please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7842 5555 or email [email protected].
He is known to be a fighter and has conducted over 75 trials, 15 appeals and over 300 hearings. He acts unled against senior juniors, QCs and eminent arbitration practitioners and as part of a larger team on mega-disputes. His cases often involve non-English arbitral seats or laws, including China (Mainland and Hong Kong), India, the USA, various EU states, various African states, Russia, CIS countries, the Middle East and Gulf region, Singapore and various Commonwealth countries
Gideon is ranked as a leading junior in Chambers UK Bar, Legal 500 UK, Legal 500 EMEA and/or Legal 500 Asia Pacific for: IT and telecoms, commercial disputes, shipping and commodities, and construction disputes. He was featured in the 2018 Global Data Review’s “40 Under 40”: a list of the top 40 data lawyers worldwide aged under 40. Recommendations include:
Gideon acts in arbitrations (ad hoc, LMAA, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, SIAC, etc) and associated court proceedings including interim injunctions, s9 stay applications, s18 applications, s24 applications to remove arbitrators and s67, s68 and s69 challenges. He also assists on arbitration-related court proceedings brought in foreign jurisdictions.
He is often instructed to assist with difficult points of arbitration law including jurisdiction, natural justice, bias, arbitrability, res judicata, provisional measures, emergency arbitration, data protection, consumer rights, anti-suit injunctions, enforcement, etc.
Most of Gideon’s work in this area is confidential.
Gideon’s technology and telecoms work includes hardware (including networks and outages), software (development, integration, licensing and copyright), outsourcing and cloud services (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), cutting-edge technology (including augmented reality, distributed operating systems, internet of things devices, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and self-driving car software) and as well as miscellaneous claims in an IT context (e.g. satellites, cybersecurity, data protection, breach of confidence and hacking). Gideon is also a contributor to the chapter on IT Consultants in Simpson’s Professional Negligence and Liability and a committee member of the SCL IT Disputes Group.
Gideon has wide experience of IP disputes, focussed particularly on patents, copyright, trade secrets/breach of confidence, data protection and other economic torts. Much of his IP work involves complex issues under the Software Directive and Enforcement Directive in the context of technology. He has a particular interest in breach of confidence/trade secrets disputes and SEP/FRAND cases
Gideon has acted on a wide range of energy disputes, focussing on upstream and midstream oil and gas and renewables. His experience includes acting as a junior on very large construction and offshore construction disputes arising out of energy facilities, as well as disputes about the sale, pipeline transportation and shipping of cargoes of oil and LNG, the installation of solar panels, electricity distribution projects and general commercial disputes in the energy industry.
Gideon is listed by Legal 500 as a leading junior for construction. He has particular experience in engineering and infrastructure disputes (including roads, tunnels, stations, airports, metros, hospitals, telecoms networks, energy facilities, etc.) located across the globe. He is also in demand in the highly specialist area of adjudication enforcement disputes and regularly appears in the TCC on such disputes.
Gideon’s shipping work includes disputes over shipbuilding contracts, charterparties (time, voyage and bareboat), contracts of affreightment, bills of lading, ship sale MOAs, carriage of goods by sea (Hague and Hague-Visby rules) and by road (CMR claims including wilful misconduct), international sale of goods and commodity sale and purchase agreements as well as collisions, mortgages and arrests.
Gideon acts on a wide range of banking and financial services work including the full range of banking products, guarantees, mortgages, lending, mis-selling and other traditional banking disputes, as well as cryptocurrency, payment services and other Fintech disputes
Gideon regularly acts in claims involving insurers, both in subrogated claims and coverage disputes. This includes both marine and non-marine insurance, and claims against insurance brokers. Gideon has a particular interest in cyber risk.
Gideon acts on the full range of commercial disputes, including cyber, fraud, M&A, art, sale of goods, bailment, product liability, economic torts and trade secrets disputes.
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