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Tel:
Work 020 7725 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7725 5049
Email:
Web:
www.seddons.co.uk
Seddons, Christian Smith, London, ENGLAND

Christian Smith

Tel:
Work 020 7725 8073
Email:
Seddons

Work Department

Commercial Disputes

Position

Christian is a Partner in the Commercial Disputes team. Christian has a wide range of commercial litigation and insolvency experience. He focuses on insolvency, directors’ duties claims, complex trust disputes, shareholders disputes and banking litigation.

Christian is regularly called in at an early stage to advise clients on risk and how best to protect their position. He is praised for his litigator’s brain and ability to find a practical approach to achieve his clients’ aims.

Christian's expertise includes:
Shareholder and Corporate Governance disputes – Christian acts on a number of these cases, in both defending and bringing such claims. Where possible Christian seeks to resolve matters quickly and effectively through the use of alternate dispute resolution;

Acting for a Foreign Government and its Ministries in defending ICC arbitration proceedings;

Intellectual Property – advising clients on the protection and enforcement of the full range of intellectual property right as well as defending and bringing claims for trademark infringement and design right infringement;

Insolvency – represented Liquidators and Trustees in unravelling transaction designed to put assets beyond the reach of creditors.

Career

Trained Nicholas Drukker & Co; qualified 2001; solicitor Nicholas Drukker & Co 2001-03; solicitor Coffin Mew 2003-07; associate 2007-09; partner and head of litigation Coffin Mew 2009-12; partner Seddons 2013-date.

Education

Priestlands School, Lymington; Middlesex University LLB (Hons).

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