Robert Javin-Fisher


Robert Javin-Fisher

Rob Javin-Fisher is a solicitor-advocate and partner at Humphries Kerstetter.

Prior to joining Humphries Kerstetter in 2018, Rob was a solicitor advocate at Herbert Smith Freehills and spent time on secondment in their Moscow and Tokyo offices and also on secondment to the contentious regulatory team at Lloyds Banking Group. Rob is described in the Legal 500 as ‘an excellent negotiator and communicator. Very approachable, with an ability to defuse situations with a relaxed but confident style of communication.’


Rob has over 10 years’ experience with a broad range of dispute resolution mechanisms across a wide range of sectors (including TMT, pharmaceutical, energy and natural resources) with a particular emphasis on international arbitration (under the auspices of the JCAA, SIAC and LCIA or ad-hoc).

Education and Languages.

  • 2011: Qualified as a Solicitor Advocate.
  • 2006-2007: BPP Law School.
  • 2005-2006: Oxford Brookes University (Graduate Diploma in Law).
  • 2001-2004: Exeter College, Oxford University, Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
  • 1996-2001: Lancing College, West Sussex.

Representative Matters.

  • Whilst on secondment at a major UK bank, Rob supported the business function responsible for dealing with payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints from customers in relation to a range of products. This included providing strategic advice regarding the treatment of claims, claims escalated to the Financial Ombudsman (FOS) and the bank’s response to the FCA’s consultation paper issued in November 2015 (CP15/39) following the Supreme Court decision in Plevin v Paragon Finance [2014] UKSC 61;
  • Intellectual Property Court (IPEC) proceedings on behalf of Anoto AB and Anoto Limited (as claimants) concerning copyright infringement and related issues. Summary judgment on liability was obtained in February 2019;
  • International arbitration, on behalf of the Respondents, in relation to claims relating to the sale of a substantial Russian business (LCIA). Successfully defended;
  • A consortium in a very high value arbitration (LCIA) seated in London, with satellite litigation in the BVI, in respect of a dispute relating to a natural resources project in Central Asia;
  • An international investment bank in a domestic, ad-hoc arbitration, in relation to claims of professional negligence in respect of a technical due diligence report prepared by its advisors in respect of a waste to energy facility;
  • An Indian pharmaceutical company in an international arbitration in a high value dispute concerning breach of warranty and indemnity claims under share purchase agreements (LCIA);
  • An international pharmaceutical company’s Indian subsidiary in an international arbitration in relation to claims arising from research and licensing agreements (SIAC);
  • A large Japanese manufacturer in defending claims of conspiracy and breach of contract brought and advancing counterclaims for unpaid sums in the context of an original equipment manufacture agreement(SIAC);
  • A Japanese trading house in an international arbitration in respect of a debt claim against a Middle Eastern Party (JCAA);
  • An international investment fund in relation to potential disputes relating to the management and operation of biomass plants;
  • A gas supplier in relation to a dispute arising from a gas supply and tolling agreement. The dispute was resolved successfully through mediation; and
  • Bernie Ecclestone in High Court proceedings against Bayerische Landersbank.