Gary is a Senior Partner in the Fraud & Asset Recovery Group of Mishcon de Reya LLP where he has been a partner for 32 years. He is an international litigator who has specialised in complex international commercial disputes involving dishonesty, fraud and corruption issues for over 46 years.
For the first 13 years of his career Gary worked in Hong Kong and headed up the Litigation Departments of two of the leading firms there. During this time Gary worked for the leading multi-national financial institutions in Asia, assisting them in asset recovery exercises and enforcing foreign judgments in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. Gary is a Cantonese and Mandarin speaker.
In 1991 Gary joined Mishcon de Reya and founded the Fraud & Asset Recovery Group which he led for over 15 years. He introduced and pioneered the use of injunctions in the arena of asset recovery with particular emphasis on freezing assets, forcing disclosure of financial information from third parties and seizing evidence via search orders in order to force speedy resolutions of commercial disputes.
Gary also regularly advises organisations on how to protect themselves from bribery and corruption risks and assisting them in dealing discreetly with internal and external issues arising when such risks materialise. Gary works closely with Chief Executives, FD’s, HR Heads as well as Legal and Audit Departments to devise strategies to minimise the criminal, civil and reputational exposure created by internal and external corruption.
Chambers 2021 cites Gary as a “strategically brilliant” and “a huge figure in the market.” He entered the Legal500 Hall of Fame in October 2020.
Gary is also an Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.