Tony Willis is an eminent commercial mediator based in London active in the UK and in many other jurisdictions. He has been practising as a mediator for more than 20 years, and for the last 15 years full-time after a long and successful career as a litigation partner in Clifford Chance where he was successively a full-time managing partner (1987-1989) and led the litigation practice (1990-1997). Following call to the Bar in 2004 he has practised from Brick Court Chambers.Recognised by all the independent directories for many years at the top of his field, in 2012 and again in 2013 he was given the award for Global Commercial Mediator of the Year. He has mediated extensively outside the UK in jurisdictions such as New York, Hong Kong, Belgium, 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. Subject matter has been very broad including contract, negligence, engineering and construction, insurance and reinsurance, insolvency, pensions, boardroom disputes, regulatory and competition cases.
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