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Tim Gavigan

Tim Gavigan is an associate in the firm’s London office. He is a member of the Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources practice group. Tim’s focus is primarily on disputes in the energy sector, including drilling, on- and off-shore engineering and construction, and shipbuilding, as well as related insurance issues. Tim also advises clients on contract formation in these areas. 

Tim is an experienced arbitration practitioner, advising on matters under ICC, LCIA, LMAA, DIAC Rules as well as ad hoc, and also has experience in mediation.

Tim has been involved in a number of large, technically complex disputes including claims concerning the design, engineering, and construction of a variety of offshore units, an airport expansion project, and insurance claims on a WELCAR coverage dispute.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim contracted as an associate at an international law firm specialising in energy/maritime dispute resolution law, where he gained considerable experience in offshore construction disputes and international arbitration. Tim also contracted with a global law firm based in London working across a broad range of practice areas including, dispute resolution and litigation, financial services (regulation) and banking, restructuring and insolvency.

Before moving to London, Tim worked for a number of years in Auckland, New Zealand for a boutique commercial litigation firm and, prior to that, in chambers, where he acted for and appeared on behalf of clients in a number of disputes in: construction, insurance, contract, securities, company, negligence, fraud, insolvency, and land law matters.

  • Recognised by The Legal 500 United Kingdom edition as a Recommended Lawyer for International arbitration in London, 2024
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