Natasha Gunney > DWF > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Natasha is a commercial disputes specialist. She is admitted to practice in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Natasha has 20 years’ experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation dealing with complex and high value disputes often involving several jurisdictions; most commonly, Russia, Ukraine, PRC, Latin America and the BVI. Her expertise extends across a wide range of commercial disputes including bilateral investment treaty disputes, contractual disputes arising out of SPAs, shareholder disputes, professional negligence disputes and insurance and reinsurance disputes. She is well versed in applying for the grant of freezing orders and other interim relief, jurisdictional challenges and enforcement of overseas judgements.
Natasha has comprehensive experience of running high profile disputes (both before arbitration tribunals and in the Commercial Court) and managing teams of lawyers and experts (including overseas lawyers). She is accustomed to dealing with all aspects of arbitration and litigation including large scale document production, witness interviews and preparation of witness statements, instruction and management of expert witnesses and counsel, dealing with cross-border disputes and disputes involving foreign law and jurisdiction, representing clients in mediation and high level commercial negotiations, drafting of confidentiality agreements, non-disclosure agreements, settlement agreements and standstills.
Natasha has consistently worked with large corporates and is fully aware of the need to take a commercial approach to the management of disputes. She is alive to the fact that the best legal approach to a dispute may not always be the best commercial approach and is creative and versatile in seeking solutions that are in the best interests of the business.
DWF‘s ‘very good‘ London team handles a significant volume of international work, including construction, energy, IT and telecoms disputes, as well as cases in the Commercial Court over shareholder and transactional disputes. Stefan Paciorek is global dispute resolution head; Richard Twomey leads the London commercial litigation practice; Jonathan Isaacs ‘has excellent strategic vision‘; and Jonathan Moss specialises in multi-jurisdictional commodities, shipping and logistics litigation. Also in London, Joshua Fineman is ‘an exceptional partner‘, while commercial disputes specialist Natasha Gunney is a key director, In Birmingham, Andrew Leach is CIS desk head, while Darren Kenny focuses on commercial fraud disputes.
The experience of DWF‘s international arbitration team covers most arbitral forums, while fielding sector experts in energy, infrastructure and technology. It is also experienced in working with clients from Europe, the Middle East and former CIS countries. Richard Twomey acts in technology, energy and financial services disputes; Stefan Paciorek routinely leads large disputes teams across multiple jurisdictions; Antony Woodhouse acts in insurance disputes; and Darren Kenny and Birmingham-based Andrew Leach are CIS specialists. Natasha Gunney is a key director.
- Commercial litigation: mid-market - London > Dispute resolution
- International arbitration - London > Dispute resolution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Employment > Health and safety
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Insurance > Personal injury: defendant
- Transport > Travel
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes
- Risk advisory > Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
- Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation
- Public sector > Local government
- Insurance > Product liability: defendant
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Insurance > Clinical negligence: defendant
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory
- Industry focus > Retail and consumer
- Transport > Shipping
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Real estate > Property finance
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)