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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
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Jonathan Gaisman KC

Strengths

"A totally committed and highly impressive advocate." "He's second to none in terms of legal analysis and attention to detail." "A fabulous cross-examiner."

Recent work

Instructed for one of the insurers in The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) and Others, expedited test case proceedings against eight selected insurers to determine whether certain representative business  interruption wordings respond to COVID-19 related losses.


Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Jonathan Gaisman KC
Jonathan Gaisman KC is a well-regarded commercial silk and a go-to for high-value and complex fraud disputes. He is noted for his expertise in cases arising in the maritime sector.

Strengths

"An incredibly effective tactician and strategist." "A phenomenal barrister who is very thorough and always on top the detail."


Insurance - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Jonathan Gaisman KC
Jonathan Gaisman KC is consistently instructed in complex and high-profile insurance and reinsurance claims. He has extensive arbitration expertise, both as an advocate and as arbitrator. He is particularly well versed in Bermuda Form arbitrations and insurance disputes involving political risk. He is particularly experienced in marine insurance and energy-related claims.

Strengths

"He is incredibly thorough and is on top the detail. He really is phenomenal." "Jonathan is a first-rate advocate."

Recent work

Acted for Hiscox in Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance and Others, the high-profile business interruption case regarding the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Professional Negligence - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Jonathan Gaisman KC
Jonathan Gaisman KC displays particular strength in handling professional negligence claims in the financial sector, most often those of especially high worth or exposure. He has handled a number of very substantial auditors' negligence claims and is also known for his extremely strong insurance practice.

Strengths

"He is an absolutely lethal cross-examiner." "Hard-hitting and forceful, he's terrific with overall strategy and is one of the best cross-examiners around." "Undoubtedly one of the best at the Bar."


Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Jonathan Gaisman KC
Jonathan Gaisman KC is a highly regarded barrister who has worked on some of the most significant shipping cases in recent years. With shipping a core strength of his practice, Gaisman advises on high-value and complex cases, with particular excellence in marine insurance fraud.

Strengths

"Jonathan is one of the bigwigs." "He knows shipping law through and through."

Recent work

Acted for the defendants in Maroil Trading v Cally Shipholdings and others in a breach of confidence claim for sums of over USD85 million.


Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Jonathan Gaisman KC
Jonathan Gaisman KC is an outstanding commercial all-rounder who can adroitly turn his hand to energy cases, particularly those requiring in-depth contractual expertise. Gaisman handles cases concerning insurance and commercial issues pertaining to infrastructure and the extraction of reserves. His broad practice focuses on contested litigation but also encompasses advisory work and appearances as an arbitrator.

Strengths

"He is a very able advocate who can often run rings around the judges."


International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)
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Band 4

Jonathan Gaisman KC
Jonathan Gaisman KC has experience of a range of international arbitrations, including energy and insurance-related disputes. He also handles proceedings before courts in matters linked to arbitration. He accepts regular appointments as an arbitrator.

Strengths

"He takes the time to understand the matter properly and get to know the facts. He is on top of everything."

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