Christopher is a Partner in the dispute resolution practice of Herbert Smith Freehills' Tokyo office. He has seven years' international dispute resolution experience in Tokyo, before which he worked in London for a number of years. Christopher's practice covers a wide range of contentious and substantial matters, including disputes in the energy, construction and financial sectors, as well as shareholder and investment disputes. He has acted in arbitrations conducted under ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, JCAA, VIAC and ARIAS rules, with arbitral seats in England, the Middle East and Asia, as well as litigation of international disputes in the English courts. Christopher is licensed to advise upon English law in Japan as a Registered Foreign Lawyer.
Herbert Smith Freehills Tokyo opened in 2000, as the Japan branch office of international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, currently with 24 offices around the world. The Tokyo office is recognised for its strengths in the dispute resolution, construction, employment, corporate M&A and competition practices, advising clients across a wide range of sectors including energy and natural resources, healthcare / pharmaceutical, consumer, and TMT. It has one of the highest numbers of Registered Foreign Lawyers of all international firms in Japan.