To instruct Gideon please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7842 5555 or email [email protected].
Known to be a fighter, he has conducted over 80 trials, 15 appeals and 300 hearings. He acts unled against KCs and eminent arbitration practitioners and as part of a larger team.
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. He also accepts appointments as arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute board.
Gideon is ranked as a leading junior in Chambers Global, 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 acts on the full range of commercial disputes, including fraud, M&A, art, sale of goods, bailment, product liability, economic torts, cyber and trade secrets disputes.
Gideon has experience in hardware (including networks and outages), software (development, integration, licensing and copyright), networks (physical, 4G, 5G), outsourcing and cloud services (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), cutting-edge technology (including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, internet of things devices, cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and self-driving cars) as well as miscellaneous claims in an IT context (e.g. satellites, cybersecurity, data protection, breach of confidence and hacking) and IP claims.
Gideon has acted on a wide range of energy disputes, focussing on upstream and midstream oil and gas and renewables. His experience spans the full range of disputes across the industry. This includes disputes about the sale, pipeline transportation and shipping of cargoes of oil and LNG; disputes about long-term contracts, fiduciary duties, commissions, bribery and other commercial disputes; and large construction and offshore disputes arising out of energy facilities, solar panels, gas pipelines, electricity distribution and decarbonisation
Gideon’s shipping work includes disputes over shipbuilding contracts, ship sale and purchase agreements, charterparties (time, voyage and bareboat), contracts of affreightment, bills of lading, international sale of goods and commodity sale and purchase agreements as well as admiralty work focussing on mortgages and arrests.
Gideon’s construction experience focuses on engineering and infrastructure megaproject 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.
Adjudication, DABs and Adjudication Enforcement
Litigation and Arbitration
Gideon regularly acts in claims involving insurers, both in subrogated claims and coverage disputes. This includes marine and non-marine insurance and reinsurance, and claims within the insurance industry especially between parties in Lloyd’s. Gideon has a particular interest in cyber risk.
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 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.
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