Kristopher Kerstetter is the managing partner of Humphries Kerstetter LLP with nearly twenty years’ experience in contentious legal practice.
Kristopher is an international disputes lawyer who is qualified in both the US and UK. Kristopher worked for many years in the New York and London offices of Linklaters LLP before joining Humphries Kerstetter LLP. Kristopher maintains a broad dispute resolution practice but with particular expertise in international arbitration and associated litigation.
Kristopher is a Solicitor-Advocate with rights to appear in all Higher Courts (Civil) of England and Wales as well as the courts of the US states of New York and Massachusetts. Kristopher has an excellent reputation among clients and colleagues, being described in the Global Arbitration Review as “a very competent lawyer who is always well prepared” and as “very business-oriented” with “powerful negotiation skills”.
Kristopher has very broad litigation and arbitration experience with an emphasis on complex disputes with an international dimension. Kristopher has particular expertise in international arbitration including the settlement of international investment disputes. He has handled arbitrations under most of the leading sets of international arbitration rules, including ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL and SCC and acted in high profile international disputes in the High Court of England and Wales and the US federal courts. He was seconded to the LCIA in 2007.
Kristopher has worked closely with clients in many commercial sectors including energy, telecommunications, financial services, media, insurance and industrial projects. He also has experience acting both for and in opposition to sovereign states. He is often called upon to provide strategic advice in anticipation or in lieu of formal proceedings.
Kristopher also conducts internal investigations and provides advice for purposes of compliance with international anti-corruption laws including those of the US and the UK as well as representing clients before associated regulators. He has acted pro bono for asylum seekers from countries with oppressive regimes.
He has authored numerous publications, been quoted in the legal press and given seminars and training sessions on international arbitration and anti-corruption issues.
Kristopher speaks English and has a working knowledge of Spanish.