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Sarah Garvey



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Sarah Garvey



Sarah has extensive experience representing clients before the English High Court and in London arbitration proceedings. She handles complex UK and cross-border commercial disputes, with particular expertise in litigating shareholder disputes, conflict of laws and state immunity issues. Sarah also has a strong advisory practice and regularly provides transactional advice on topics such as governing law, jurisdiction, immunity and arbitration.

Sarah is also a key member of Allen & Overy's Brexit team and has been heavily involved in advising clients on the legal implications of Brexit as well as sitting on the Lord Chief Justice's Advisory Committee on Brexit and Civil Jurisdiction, chaired by Lord Hamblen. Sarah also sits on Allen & Overy’s Global Opinions Committee.

Sarah is Chair of the Law Society's Private International Law sub-Committee and a former Chair of the Law Society’s EU Committee. Sarah also sits on the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, chaired by Lord Mance. 



Allen & Overy LLP
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Called to Bar, England and Wales, 1994

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


BA (Hons) History, Queens' College, University of Cambridge

CPE (Law Conversion Course), City University, London

Bar vocational course, London

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