AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation & Arbitration

Biography

Gerald is a counsel in Brown Rudnick's London office, and a member of the firm's International Litigation and Arbitration team.

He has extensive commercial and financial services litigation experience dealing with large-scale, complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has worked on a variety of litigation and arbitration matters in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, the BVI and Grand Cayman.

Gerald has also gained experience in construction, defamation and regulatory disputes. He has a broad background in extensive legal research and trial preparation.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Gerald qualified in Dublin and worked in the London office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Awards

Representation

Represented a fund manager regarding a number of related disputes arising out of the breakdown of a partnership. Parts of the related disputes have been heard in the Privy Council, the BVI courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Represented a telecommunications company in the High Court regarding a breach of warranty claim relating to management accounts.

Represented a leading Middle Eastern investment manager in the defence of a claim for fraud, breach of contract and negligence in the Cayman Grand Court and Court of Appeal.

Represented a multi-national bank regarding allegations of Libor fixing by its employees.

Represented a major building supplier and quarrying company in the defence of claims that oxidizing pyrite contained in its materials caused damage to numerous buildings including three housing estates, a bus depot and a youth club. These cases occupied more than 200 days in the Irish High Court.

Represented high net-worth investors in a tax incentive scheme regarding a dispute arising from their exit from the structure.

Represented a large well-known airline in a defamation action in the Irish High Court.

Education

Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Commercial Litigation, 2008
Lindenwood University - B.A. (Corporate Finance), 2004
University College Dublin - BBLS (Business and Law), 2003

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, Law Society of England & Wales
Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
Publications
A Brief Guide to the Irish Companies Act 2014
The Defamation Act 2013 - An Overview
An Overview of The Charities Act 2009.
Presentation of the Legal Enforceability of Instant Credit Facilities in Ireland.
Awards and Honors
Rising Star, Legal 500 UK 2020
Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 UK 2020
Leading Firm, Legal 500 UK 2020
Legal 500 UK 2019 award winner - Crime Fraud & Licensing Team of the Year for Fraud: Civil