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Allen & Overy's Judith Gill QC to relocate to Singapore office

22 January 2015

LONDON – In a move to further strengthen its Asian Arbitration practice, Allen & Overy is pleased to announce the relocation of Judith Gill QC from London to Singapore. Judith is widely regarded as one of the leading practitioners in the field of international arbitration. She is expected to move in autumn 2015 and she will continue to perform a global role.

Commenting on the move, Matthew Gearing QC, global co-head of Allen & Overy’s international arbitration practice and partner in Hong Kong, said: “Judith’s move demonstrates our commitment to the Asian arbitration market and will substantially bolster our presence in the region.  Judith and I have always worked very closely together regardless of where we have been based, but it will be great to have her in the same time zone as me!”

Judith Gill QC, commented: “I’m excited about the move, I have always enjoyed the time I’ve spent in Singapore and when the stars aligned in terms of both my personal and professional life, it was the perfect time and the perfect opportunity for me. I will continue to support all aspects of the arbitration practice and look forward to taking on this new challenge.”

About Judith

Judith is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in her field. She has conducted cases under various sets of rules and subject to many different systems of law. In particular she has experience of arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna, German Arbitration Institute (DIS) and London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), with seats including Paris, London, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Geneva, Zurich and Budapest. She has particular experience of projects (particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors), joint ventures, distributorships, investor protection disputes, insurance claims and warranty claims.

She regularly acts as lead advocate in arbitration cases. She was appointed QC in 2009.

She also sits as an arbitrator, both sole and as a member of a panel of three arbitrators, in a variety of arbitrations on matters involving construction disputes, energy contracts, manufacturing, distributorship agreements and charter parties.

For further information, please contact Antoinette Huka ,, on +44 (0)20 3088 4638.


Notes for Editors:


1.    Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5000 people, including some 525 partners, working in 46 offices worldwide.

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3.    The term 'partner’ is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings.