Christian is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution team. He has a wide range of experience in all areas of dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation and commercial litigation. His practice focuses on shareholder disputes, arbitration, intellectual property disputes and insolvency.

Christian is regularly called in at an early stage to advise clients on risk and how best to protect their position. He is praised for his litigator’s brain and ability to find a practical approach to achieve his clients’ aims.

  • Shareholder and Corporate Governance disputes – Christian acts on a number of these cases, in both defending and bringing such claims. Where possible Christian seeks to resolve matters quickly and effectively through the use of alternate dispute resolution.
  • Acting for a Foreign Government and its Ministries in defending ICC arbitration proceedings.
  • Intellectual Property – advising clients on the protection and enforcement of the full range of intellectual property right as well as defending and bringing claims for trademark infringement and design right infringement.
  • Insolvency – represented Liquidators and Trustees in unravelling transaction designed to put assets beyond the reach of creditors.

"The steadiest of hands; superb with clients" - Legal 500 

"Has the clients' interests at heart" - Legal 500 

"‘Christian Smith has been amazing throughout our dealings with the practice. Not only is he very capable, committed and professional, but also very caring and with excellent people skills" - Legal 500

Firmwide awards

  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • British Italian Lawyers Association
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Super Lawyers
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Legal 500 2019
  • UK Lawyer Top 200 - Listed Firm 2019
  • Chambers 2019
  • Times Best Law Firm 2020

Recent articles by Christian

Pay as you go? Not quite.

Dispute Resolution Partner, Christian Smith, and Solicitor, Charles Goldblatt discuss the costs of interim injunctions with Litigation Futures.

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