George Berry

George Berry

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

George is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. George maintains a diverse range of matters throughout the department's practice areas, spanning commercial litigation to investigations and arbitration cases. In particular, George's areas of recent experience include private-client wealth disputes, usually involving cross-jurisdictional trust structures, in addition to international fraud and business crime litigation. Accordingly, George is a member of the trust disputes and business crime practice groups.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for a prominent Middle Eastern businessman in relation to high-value fraud proceedings brought against another Middle Eastern businessman and his offshore vehicles.

  • Advising an ultra-high-net-worth individual on a long-running, multibillion-dollar family trusts dispute, seeking to set aside Bermudian purpose trusts in order to return assets to the family heirs and pursuing related claims in a number of other jurisdictions.

  • Managing a number of commercial disputes and providing guidance throughout the lifetime of a case, including pre-action strategy, settlement negotiations and disclosure.

Corporate Responsibility

George has worked on a number of pro bono matters, advising clients on a broad range of issues from exploring contractual claims to assisting with witness statements in relation to a coroner's inquest.

George has also participated in a number of the Firm's CSR programmes, including the PRIME initiative, for which the Firm regularly hosts work experience and events focused on broadening social mobility within the legal profession.

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2018)

Education

  • University of Warwick (First Class Degree in History)
  • University of Law (Graduate Diploma in Law (with distinction))
  • BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course (with distinction))

Languages

  • English