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Mediation 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"A stellar mediator you can rely on for the most difficult of cases"
"Geoff is excellent, he takes a fresh and innovative approach"
"He's highly skilled, considerate and wise"

Biography

A WWL “mediation megastar”, Geoff possesses “vast experience mediating in Asia and the Middle East”. Geoff has a focus on Asia and is currently APAC Insider's “Best Commercial Mediator in the Asia-Pacific”. He is a door tenant at Brick Court Chambers, London; and a founding member of Maxwell Mediators, Singapore. He is a ranked mediator in Chambers UK Bar 2021.

In 2019-2020 (pre pandemic) Geoff mediated in London, Sydney, Auckland, Seoul, Singapore, and Zürich. These matters included insurance, financial sector, country-to-country commercial disputes, contract supply, military, oil and gas, energy infrastructure, and construction disputes.

Geoff is appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes where he joins a small group of global mediators and academics having oversight of the UN’s Global Mediation Panel.

Active in Asia, Geoff is a member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s international panel of mediators, and an appointed SIMC ambassador. He is also a panel member of the Japan International Mediation Center in Kyoto, as well as a senior mediator at the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center.

Also mediating in the Middle East, Geoff is an invited member of both the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre and the Abu Dhabi Global Market Arbitration Centre panels of mediators.

Previously, Geoff was a litigation partner at New Zealand firm 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, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the High Court of Australia, and the Australian Federal Court).

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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