Simon Kamstra > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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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.
Music, photography, travel, cricket.
Addleshaw Goddard‘s ‘really excellent team‘ has a strong track record in major international arbitrations involving energy, life sciences, insurance and construction. The firm also has a growing investment treaty practice. ‘Standout individual‘ Jon Tweedale has longstanding international commercial disputes expertise, while Simon Kamstra is an energy law expert. Also highly regarded are legal director and ‘arbitration guru‘ Nathalie Allen; and managing associate Canelle Goldstein, who is experienced in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
The ‘highly competent and experienced legal team’ at Addleshaw Goddard regularly represents both public bodies – including governmental authorities – and private sector clients in judicial reviews. The firm fields a strong cross-disciplinary team with recognised litigation practitioners, who bring sector experience and insight. Simon Kamstra specialises in high values international disputes with a focus on energy and utilities. ‘Skilled negotiator‘ Bill Gilliam is experienced in health, transport, energy and infrastructure. Clare Dwyer is known for her public law work arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. At managing associate level, Paul Rowley is singled out.
Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Addleshaw Goddard has considerable sector expertise in the energy, transport, health, and retail and consumer products areas, acting for FTSE 100 companies, central and local government, high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs. Beyond a variety of B2B cases, the group also takes on procurement and judicial review matters, fraud and professional negligence claims, and pension disputes. Bill Gilliam‘s practice also encompasses customer/supplier clashes and outsourcing disputes. He leads the team, which also includes the ‘very helpful and knowledgeable‘ Louise Dobson and legal director Gareth Jones, who is a contracts specialist. Simon Kamstra relocated to London.
- 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 > 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
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Water
- Public sector > Administrative and public law
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Risk advisory > Corporate governance
- Employment > Employers
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- 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)
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Private prosecutions
- Insurance > Product liability: defendant
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Finance > Debt capital markets
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- 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 finance
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Finance > Securitisation
- Finance > Trade finance
- Finance > Acquisition 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 > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Finance > Transport finance and leasing