Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations Partner, London
“I advise on regulatory investigations and on complex international commercial litigation. I am calm, measured and strategic in helping clients manage and resolve their most contentious matters with commercially viable solutions.”
Education and qualifications
Gavin specialises in regulatory investigations, working closely with colleagues in the firm’s Financial Regulation Group. He advises well known financial institutions, funds and corporates. He has extensive experience of managing multi-jurisdictional regulatory issues and investigations in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US.
He also advises clients on complex international commercial disputes, including disputes involving asset recovery, injunctions, contractual duties, mis-selling, enforcement of security, joint ventures, creditor and shareholder disputes and disciplinary matters.
Gavin spent six months on secondment in the Enforcement Division at the Financial Conduct Authority in 2019.
He was a managing director responsible for litigation and regulatory inquiries in Asia Pacific at UBS from 2006 to 2008.
- A global financial services holding company in relation to an FCA investigation concerning the Payment Services Regulations and negotiated Final Notice
- Listed companies in relation to FCA investigations concerning the Listing Rules
- Banks in relation to the governance and conduct of their whistleblowing investigations
2019 to date Partner, Linklaters London
2014 -2019 Partner, Linklaters HK
2008 - 2014 Partner, Herbert Smith HK and Asia litigation head from 2011
2006 – 2008 Managing Director, UBS Asia
2001 – 2008 Partner, Herbert Smith HK
Recognised as a leading contentious regulatory lawyer and litigator (Top Tier) in Chambers Asia.