John C. Abbott

John C. Abbott

John C. Abbott

Previous Experience:

Trainee solicitor, solicitor and partner at Shindler & Co, London 1982-1992

Partner in Finers, London 1992- 1994

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Silverman Sherliker LLP, London 1994 – 2017

General Experience

I am a partner in the Dispute Resolution Team of Laytons LLP where I handle a wide range of complex and high-value commercial arbitration and litigation, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues.

I am an experienced mediator accredited by the Civil Mediation Council and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and have over 30 years’ experience of Arbitration and Mediation, both as counsel and as arbitrator and mediator.

John’s practice includes:

  • International arbitrations and domestic arbitrations (as arbitrator and counsel)
  • Mediation (as mediator and counsel)
  • High Court and County Court litigation
  • cross-border disputes
  • injunctions and freezing orders
  • commercial/contractual disputes
  • construction disputes
  • shareholders’ and boardroom disputes
  • intellectual property litigation and theft of data claims

Some of my most notable recent arbitrations have involved: An arbitration between two middle eastern parties in respect of a contract for the distribution of high value medical equipment to Saudi Arabia: A dispute in respect of the quality of steel supplied by a Korean steel producer to a Polish roofing manufacturer: A  construction dispute in relation to a redevelopment of a property in Knightsbridge, London: A dispute between a Chilean manufacturer of coke and an importer from Italy:

I have considerable experience as a mediator and I believe that there are very few disputes which are not capable of resolution by the use of mediation. I have been effective at bringing the parties to the point where they feel they can reach accord.

I accept appointments as arbitrator and as mediator.

Construction and Engineering, Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Mediation

LLB (2/1) University of Birmingham
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Accredited Mediator – Civil Mediation Council

English
Laytons LLP 2 More London Riverside
London

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