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Gavin Foggo


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Gavin heads the litigation and dispute resolution department, and is a long-standing member of the firm's Partnership Board. He handles a broad range of UK and international business disputes, involving litigation, UK and international arbitration, mediation and negotiations. 

In particular, Gavin specialises in civil fraud, financial and banking litigation, breach of contract, corporate transactional and corporate governance claims (including breach of warranty, breach of directors' duties and shareholder disputes). He acts mainly in the financial services and professional services sectors, and much of his work is cross-border. He has handled a number of multi-million and billion-dollar international fraud cases. He is also well-known for resolving partnership and employment disputes. 

Gavin is the Chair of the Litigation Committee of the City of London Law Society, and the Honorary Secretary of the London Solicitors Litigation Association. He is a former Honorary Secretary of the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP) and former President of the American Counsel Association. Gavin has written numerous articles, and has been quoted many times in the national and trade press.

Gavin is an active member of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association, and the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He is a co-editor of Discovery Across the Globe: Obtaining Evidence Abroad to Support US Proceedings and co-author of the UK chapter (published by the American Bar Association, 2020).

He is rated as a leading dispute resolution individual in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK guide to the legal profession. 

Gavin graduated with an honours degree in law from Durham University in 1987. He completed his training with Fox Williams and qualified into the firm’s Dispute Resolution department in 1992, becoming a partner in 2001. He is a solicitor-advocate (higher courts civil).

Outside the office Gavin enjoys travelling, sports, theatre, running and trying to keep up with his adult children. 

"Gavin Foggo fights his client's corner fiercely without driving up costs unnecessarily and is a superb negotiator. His experience of partnership and corporate litigation is enhanced by his experience of fraud litigation."
(Legal 500, 2020)

"Gavin Foggo is an extremely experienced litigator who is able to handle and communicate with challenging clients easily"
(Legal 500, 2020)

"Gavin Foggo is an exceptional talent, who is very user friendly and insightful in commercial litigation - not afraid to engage with the detail but always sensitive about clients' concerns"
(Legal 500, 2020)

"Really superb"
(Chambers UK, 2020)

"Has a very sound and robust knowledge of partnership law and is a pleasure to work with."
(Chambers UK, 2020)

"Excellent litigator"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"Argues points very convincingly"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"Commands confidence and exhibits great judgement"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"The man you want on your team for partnership litigation"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"Hugely experienced and thoughtful in the way he approaches litigation"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"Great tactician"
(Legal 500, 2019)

The "very impressive" Gavin Foggo is described by one interviewee as "a very experienced commercial litigator and top of my list for a big litigation mandate."
(Chambers UK, 2018)



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  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze