The “very well-known” Geoff Sharp is “truly an international mediator and a great guy”, according to sources who report being “very impressed with his knowledge” of commercial disputes.
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 currently a ranked mediator in Chambers UK Bar.
In 2019-2020 Geoff mediated in several international dispute resolution hubs including 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.
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 member of the National Electricity Market of Singapore’s mediation panel, and 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, in early 2020 Geoff was invited to join the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) mediation panel by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, president of the QICDRC.
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).