Simon Kamstra > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Addleshaw Goddard Offices
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Commercial litigation group.
Head of international arbitration. Partner specialising in company and shareholder disputes; mergers and acquisition-related claims; misfeasance and directors duties issues, sports law, cross-border litigation and injunctive work, public law and judicial review. Contributor on legal topics to various business and legal publications.
Addleshaw Goddard since 1992; partner 1996 to date.
International Bar Association; LCIA; Creative Industries Federation.
Pocklington School; University of Manchester.
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Addleshaw Goddard‘s team, based primarily in Leeds, represents private and public sector clients in connection with contentious and non-contentious matters in the field of public law, with a particular focus on the transport, infrastructure and energy sectors. Its public inquiries practice is particularly prominent, evidenced by the team’s ongoing involvement in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the Manchester Arena Bombing Inquiry. Simon Kamstra represents clients from various heavily regulated sectors in judicial reviews, international disputes and arbitration proceedings, while Bill Gilliam has a strong track record in acting for clients in major procurement challenges and outsourcing disputes. Louise Dobson, who became a partner in May 2020, stands out for her regulatory and contentious work in the health and pharmaceuticals sectors.
Addleshaw Goddard‘s team is highly experienced in major international arbitrations involving energy, life sciences, insurance and construction clients. The international arbitration practice is co-led by Jon Tweedale, who is highly rated for international commercial disputes, and energy disputes specialist Simon Kamstra. Also highly regarded are insurance disputes leader Richard Wise; legal director Nathalie Allen, who focuses on commercial and investor-state arbitration; and experienced managing associates Ben Burnham and Canelle Goldstein. Commercial disputes expert Maria Frangeskides joined from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP in February 2021.
Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire(Hall of Fame)
Addleshaw Goddard acts for an impressive roster of public and private sector clients in commercial and corporate disputes. It counts the transport, health retail and energy industries among its sector specialisms; for the latter Simon Kamstra, who is also experienced in advising aviation and manufacturing sector clients, is a name to note. The group is also particularly strong for procurement disputes, for which commercial disputes head head Bill Gilliam and recently promoted partner Louise Dobson are recommended. Clients of the Leeds-based team also benefit from the firm’s integrated approach across its national network; financial services sector specialist Sally Emerton acts as head of litigation for the North, while Kamstra leads the firm’s national international arbitration practice. ‘Experienced‘ legal director Gareth Jones is noted for commercial contract litigation, contentious supply chain work and corporate disputes.
- Administrative and public law - London > Public sector
- International arbitration - London > Dispute resolution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Asset based lending
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Transport > Rail
- Industry focus > Retail and consumer
- Real estate > Social housing: finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Risk advisory > Corporate governance
- Employment > Employers
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- Employment > Health and safety
- Public sector > Healthcare
- Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Insurance > Product liability: defendant
- Real estate > Property finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Water
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Insurance > Insurance litigation: for policyholders
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution
- Real estate > Planning
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Finance > Securitisation
- Finance > Trade finance
- Transport > Aviation
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- Finance > Debt capital markets
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Finance > Transport finance and leasing