Gareth Roberts

Gareth Roberts

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Gareth is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. Gareth undertakes a broad spectrum of commercial litigation, advisory and general disputes work. In addition to general disputes, Gareth has worked in a number of more specialist areas, including arbitration, business crime, trusts disputes, product liability, and regulatory and public law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisting a group of trustees on general contentious and advisory issues relating to a family trust, as well as an ongoing trust restructure.

  • Assisting a construction company in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to a high-end hotel complex in the CIS.

  • Representing a well-known bank in defending an action relating to the alleged manipulation of certain financial products, including an investigation of potentially incriminating emails and other communications.

  • Representing a high net worth individual in a bid to discharge a worldwide freezing order and resist an application to serve English proceedings out of the jurisdiction.

  • Advising a media company on the dismissal of an employee and associated protective action in light of evidence suggesting the misappropriation of confidential information.

  • Advising a media company on potential litigation action relating to alleged anti-competitive practices in its purchase of broadcasting rights for sports events.

  • Advising a sports team on potentially anti-competitive clauses in a framework agreement governing the sport and the procedure for bringing an action to challenge such clauses.

  • Providing legal and strategic advice to a company and certain linked individuals following the Paradise Papers leak in 2017 and a subsequent publication threat.

  • Representing a high net worth individual in divorce proceedings and associated litigation relating to an offshore trust.

  • Providing advice to a media company on potentially fraudulent activity by a former employee based in Asia, including filing interim applications in offshore jurisdictions and AsiaPac.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales - Member

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2016)

Education

  • University of Warwick (BA History (Hons)) (2012)
  • University of Law (GDL achieving distinction)
  • University of Law (LPC achieving distinction)