Christopher Braithwaite is consultant to Humphries Kerstetter recognised in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 with over thirty years’ experience of advising companies and individuals on the resolution of commercial disputes by litigation, arbitration and mediation and on internal investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings.
Christopher was for many years a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP and more recently at Jones Day. Christopher is described in the Legal 500 as ‘a measured, tactically astute litigator – focused on what matters’ who ‘has a huge breadth of experience and real gravitas and judgement.’
Christopher has acted for companies in many industry sectors on a wide range of commercial disputes. Many of Christopher’s clients are in the financial services sector including investment banks, retail banks, institutional fund managers and hedge funds. He has advised on many types of structures and products including derivatives, structured finance, trade finance and syndicated loans.
Christopher also advises companies and individuals in connection with contentious regulatory issues and interventions. He has advised many clients in the financial services sector on their response to FCA investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings and represented them before the FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee and the Upper Tribunal.
Christopher advises commercial insurance policyholders on insurance coverage issues and disputes (in court proceedings and arbitration) mainly arising under directors & officers, professional liability and trade policies. Christopher’s practice is ‘policyholder only’.
Several of Christopher’s cases have been of sufficient public importance to be appealed to the Supreme Court (formerly House of Lords).
Christopher’s team was awarded Litigation Team of the Year by Legal Business for its work for the Society of Lloyd’s which included extensive advisory and dispute resolution work.
English and basic French.