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Chris Parker

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration

Position

Chris is a partner specialising in international arbitration.

Career

Chris has acted as counsel and advocate in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in a number of jurisdictions and under various governing laws. He has broad experience of advising on international disputes, particularly in the energy, mining and pharma sectors.

He has since spent time in the firm's arbitration teams in Shanghai and New York, returning to London from New York in 2015.

Languages

English

Education

Chris joined Herbert Smith's international arbitration group in London on qualification, having previously graduated from Cambridge University with a triple first in law. 


London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's 'strong team of dedicated lawyers masters complex subject matter and the advice is pragmatic, measured and fit for purpose'. It advises across a range of sectors, including TMT, financial services, pharmaceuticals, transport, defence and construction, but is particularly well known for its energy arbitration work. Global international arbitration head Paula Hodges is 'a seasoned arbitration lawyer who is very good at handling client relationships at a senior level as well as reassuring nervous witnesses'. Other key figures include Craig Tevendale, who is UK international arbitration head, and Nicholas Peacock, who heads the India international arbitration practice. Also recommended are Chris Parker, Andrew Cannon and of counsel Iain Maxwell.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's repertoire in this area includes advising on transactions, patent litigation, dispute resolution and regulations. Sophie Rich and Sebastian Moore are two key figures in the patent litigation team. Rich represented AbbVie in its proceedings against Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics, Biogen and Samsung Bioepis regarding their infringement of the client's Humira drug, which is used to treat certain forms of arthritis. Moore defended Gilead against patent infringement allegations brought by Idenix in relation to its Hepatitis C treatment sofosbuvir. Regulatory issues are handled by Kyriakos Fountoukakos, who divides his time between the Brussels and London offices. Senior associate Jonathan Turnbull is also experienced in regulatory matters. On the transactions side, Alan Montgomery assisted Claris Lifesciences with its $625m sale of its specialty injectables business to Baxter International. Chris Parker focuses on contentious work and is an expert in international commercial arbitration.

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