Gerard Clarke joined Baker & Partners as Senior Counsel in April 2020, further enhancing the firm’s team of excellent dispute resolution lawyers.
Gerard is heading up the firm’s new London office, from where he provides counsel to the firm’s international client base and is active in the development of the firm’s international disputes resolution profile.
Gerard is a highly skilled lawyer and court-room advocate, vastly experienced in commercial disputes and in regulatory and public law. Gerard has practised in the UK, the BVI, and Cayman as an independent barrister, in the BVI as a partner in a leading offshore law firm, and also has substantial experience of Jersey litigation. He is currently a member of the Bar of England and Wales and of the BVI, and continues his independent practice at the London Bar alongside his work with the firm. Gerard is a member of the Chancery Bar Association. Gerard has experience in onshore and offshore commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation, including fraud and asset recovery claims, trust disputes, and corporate insolvency and restructuring, and he is also experienced in judicial review, regulatory disputes, sport and media law, and in employment disputes.
Gerard’s client base includes corporates, high net worth individuals, regulators, and Governments. Gerard has advised at Ministerial level governments including the UK, Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.
Gerard’s commercial disputes experience has covered a wide range of business sectors, and he has recent specialist expertise in the growing fields of litigation funding and ATE insurance. Gerard has advised and represented media organisations and individuals in the film, television, and music industries, acted for media organisations in judicial review proceedings and advised and litigated for several sports professionals and sporting organisations.