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Gavin Foggo

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Fox Williams LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Partner and head of commercial dispute resolution department specialising in: UK and international litigation and arbitration, civil fraud, financial services and banking disputes, transactional breaches of contract and shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, corporate governance and partnership disputes.


Trained Fox Williams; qualified 1992; solicitor commercial litigation department 1992-2000; senior associate dispute resolution department 2000-01; partner dispute resolution department 2001; solicitor advocate (higher courts civil) 2002; member of firm’s partnership board 2005 to date.


Honorary Secretary, London Solicitors Litigation Association; former Honorary Secretary, Association of Partnership Practitioners; City of London Law Society Litigation sub-committee; Upper Tribunal Users Group; co-chair, international litigation sub-committee of commercial and business litigation committee, American Bar Association; International Bar Association.


Pimlico School; Southwark College of Further Education; University of Durham (1987 BA Hons Law 2(1)); College of Law, Chester (1989 Law Society Finals).


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London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Leading individuals

Gavin Foggo - Fox Williams LLP

Within: Partnership

Fox Williams LLP stands out for its track record handling high-profile mergers of international and UK law firms and other professional practices, exemplified by strategic consultant Tina Williams' advice to Andrews Kurth Kenon LLP on its transatlantic combination with US firm Hunton & Williams LLP to form Hunton Andrews Kurth. The group also assists clients with organisational structuring, strategic management, conversion to LLP structures and team moves and tax, as well as the range of partnership disputes. Daniel Sutherland heads the professional services group, regularly handling strategic and constitutional matters. Other noted individuals include contentious partnership lawyer Gavin Foggo; mergers expert Doug Preece; and Joanna Chatterton, who specialises in the intersection of employment and partnership law, including discrimination issues.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Fox Williams LLP advises on obtaining and opposing freezing injunctions, multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset tracing claims, and frauds involving commodities and financial instruments. It also acts for individuals accused of fraud or who have become caught up in fraud claims. The firm has particular experience in litigating cases in offshore jurisdictions around the world. Clients include claimants and defendants; the team often acts against banks and financial institutions. Team head Gavin Foggo is experienced in fraud, conspiracy, fraudulent misrepresentation and equitable relief against directors and other fiduciaries. Andrew Hill joined from Stewarts Law LLP.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Fox Williams LLP 'fields superb commercial litigators, who are excellent tacticians and strategists'. Clients describe it as 'a niche firm that is able to stand up to firms several times its size'. The practice's particular areas of disputes focus are civil fraud, financial services regulatory, employment, investment banking, partnership and policy holder insurance matters. Gavin Foggo, Tom Custance, Peter Ashford and David Butler are highly regarded advisers; group action specialist Andrew Hill was hired from Stewarts Law LLP.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Fox Williams LLP's team 'is highly competent and efficient'. Its particular areas of expertise for international arbitration are commercial disputes involving M&A, general contractual matters, commodities, agency, joint ventures and energy. Peter Ashford is arbitration head, Gavin Foggo is noted for energy, professional services and finance-related arbitrations, and Tom Custance has experience of energy-sector arbitration.

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