Gavin Margetson

Partner, Litigation & Corporate Risk

"Wins praise for his deep knowledge and experience in international arbitration cases". Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
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Biography

  • A solicitor advocate and international arbitration counsel, Gavin heads the firm’s Litigation & Corporate Risk team in Singapore.
  • Gavin acts as counsel on disputes in a broad range of industry sectors including energy, power, telecommunications, technology, infrastructure, construction and international trade.
  • He has represented clients in arbitrations conducted under ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, TOMAC and pure ad hoc arbitration rules, with arbitral seats in Asia and Europe.
  • Gavin spent ten years working in Tokyo acting for a range of Japanese and international clients, including a two-year secondment to a Japanese trading company.
  • He relocated to SE Asia in 2014, since when he has handled disputes involving Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.
  • He sits as an arbitrator and is a panel member for SIAC, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre, the Thai Arbitration Institute and THAC.
  • Gavin also assists clients on corporate crime and risk issues (particularly with regard to the FCPA and UK Bribery Act), as well as internal investigations.

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Examples of Work

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ICC arbitration

Japanese technology company as counsel in ICC Geneva arbitration proceedings worth USD150 million arising out of a contract for the construction and delivery of a submarine telecommunications cable system across the Indian Ocean and into the Red Sea.

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SIAC arbitration

Indonesia oil and gas operator as counsel in SIAC arbitration proceedings regarding claims for USD218 million arising out of a Joint Operating Agreement for an oil and gas development block in Sumatra.

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London & TOMAC arbitration

Japanese trading company in a series of London ad hoc arbitrations and parallel TOMAC arbitrations arising out of a series of commercial bulk carrier shipbuilding contracts.

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Litigation management

Hong Kong-based hedge fund on a Bangkok Southern District Court claim against a leading Thai retail conglomerate arising out of a Mandatory Takeover Offer in respect of a company listed on the Thai Stock Exchange.

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Corporate crime

Japanese trading company: various anti-corruption due diligence exercises in respect of potential transactional partners for projects in Indonesia, Myanmar and Africa.

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Investigations

US hedge fund: investigation into unauthorised and potentially fraudulent investments by its fund manager in Japan.

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