Tony Willis is an eminent commercial mediator, based in London practising in the UK as well as many other jurisdictions. He has been practising as a mediator for more than 20 years – and for the past 18 years full-time, after a long and successful career as a litigation partner in Clifford Chance where he was a full-time managing partner (1987–1989) and led the litigation practice (1990–1997). Since his call to the Bar in 2004 he has practised from Brick Court Chambers.
For several years Tony Willis has been recognised by all the independent legal directories as being at the top of his field. He has won the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Who’s Who Legal awards for Global Commercial Mediator of the Year. He has mediated in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and in jurisdictions such as New York, Hong Kong, the Bahamas, Ireland, Romania, the United Arab Emirates, Jersey and Guernsey.
Given his extensive background managing some of the largest litigation fought in many jurisdictions, and working with multi-jurisdictional teams of lawyers and clients, he has great experience of working productively with clients and lawyers in the mediation context. He has acted as settlement counsel and in deal mediations. The subject matters of such cases have been very broad and include contract, negligence, engineering and construction, insurance and reinsurance, insolvency, pensions, boardroom and partnership disputes, regulatory and competition cases.
WWL says: Considered "an elder statesman of the mediation field", Tony Willis is recognised for his "distinctive ability to adapt to any given conflict".
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