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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 is 'a fantastic firm with all-round strength in the partnership area'. The group handles contentious matters, such as litigation and arbitration, but is most noted for its non-contentious work, which includes the establishment of foreign law firms in the UK, mergers, partner and team moves, conversion to LLP and document drafting. 'A strong presence in this field', practice head and name partner Tina Williams advised Bond Dickinson LLP on its transatlantic combination with US-based Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to form Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP. She also advised Greenberg Traurig, LLP on the acquisition of a team of 30 lawyers, including 6 partners, from the now-defunct King & Wood Mallesons. Highlights for Daniel Sutherland included advising Assemble LLP on a restructuring and Sedgewick Detert Moran & Arnold on the winding-up of its London office as part of the closure of its affiliated US firm in January 2018. Gavin Foggo, who 'commands confidence' and exhibits 'great judgement', is noted as 'the man you want on your team for partnership litigation'. Experienced in professional practice M&A, setting up and structuring partnerships and advising financial services firms on remuneration structures, Doug Preece is another key contact.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

‚ÄėExcellent niche City commercial practice‚Äô Fox Williams LLP¬†is ‚Äėable to hold its own in litigation against much larger firms‚Äô. It is adept at handling high-value, multi-jurisdictional frauds and asset tracing claims. The firm acts for Pamplona Strategic Investments in a $40m claim against International Standard Asset Management, Lord Fink, Surinder Arora and various Arora Group companies in relation to a fraudulent exercise of ‚Äėdrag along‚Äô rights in a shareholders agreement. Key practitioner Gavin Foggo¬†is ‚Äėhugely experienced and thoughtful in the way he approaches litigation‚Äô. David Butler¬†is ‚Äėrealistic and imaginative, with great offshore experience‚Äô. Senior associate Daniel Dodman¬†is ‚Äėvery personable, sensible and good with clients‚Äô.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Fox Williams LLP is 'excellent in all respects, namely its knowledge of the law, acumen and creativity'. The practice's areas of disputes expertise include civil fraud, financial services regulatory matters, employment law, investment banking, partnership issues, and policy holder-related insurance matters. It defended Hertz Europe against a Commercial Court repudiatory breach of contract claim brought by Ryanair. Gavin Foggo heads the litigation and dispute resolution department; and Peter Ashford is 'bright, involved and always available'. Tom Custance, David Butler and Chris Finney are also key advisers.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Fox Williams LLP's predominant industry sectors for international arbitration are commodities, energy, medical and pharmaceuticals, and transport and distribution. Gavin Foggo and Tom Custance  are 'great tacticians'; and Peter Ashford  is 'very experienced'.

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