Geoff Sharp is distinguished by peers as a "stellar" mediator and "one of the best" in the field. He works extensively in New Zealand and the UK.
A Who's Who Legal “mediation megastar”, Geoff possesses “vast experience mediating in Asia and the Middle East”. He is APAC Insider's Best Commercial Mediator in the Asia-Pacific for 2019.
Geoff is a commercial mediator, with a focus on the resolution of international legal disputes and is based at Brick Court Chambers in London, Maxwell Mediators in Singapore and Clifton Chambers in Wellington.
He is ranked in Chambers UK Bar (2019). Between 2017 and 2019, Geoff mediated a number of high-profile matters in multiple jurisdictions including insurance, financial sector class actions, country-to-country commercial disputes, Asian and Middle Eastern oil and gas, energy infrastructure, and construction disputes.
Active in Asia, Geoff is a founding member of Maxwell Mediators based in Singapore, and a member of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SIMC) international panel of mediators and the National Electricity Market of Singapore’s dispute resolution and compensation panel. He has also been appointed an SIMC ambassador; a mediation panel member of the Japan International Mediation Center in Kyoto (2018); and a senior mediator at Mainland – Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center.
Previously, Geoff was a litigation partner at Bell Gully. He began his legal career at King & Wood Mallesons.
He is admitted to the Bar in New Zealand and Australia (all NZ Courts, Supreme Court of Victoria, High Court of Australia and the Australian Federal Court).