Gemma Anderson

Gemma Anderson

Education

New Zealand College of Law (L.P.C., 2005)
University of Auckland (LL.B., 2005)
University of Auckland (B.Comm., 2005)
University of Cambridge (LL.M., 2009)

Bar Admissions

New Zealand
England & Wales

Gemma Anderson is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP, based in the London office. She is a commercial litigator specializing in complex cross-border disputes, with a focus on technology, contractual, and contentious insolvency matters. She advises clients around the world on pre-litigation strategy and international commercial litigation and arbitration matters with an English law nexus.

For over a decade Ms. Anderson has helped clients navigate claims through the full range of dispute resolution mechanisms. She has represented clients in relation to large-scale commercial litigation in the English Commercial Court, Chancery Division, and Court of Appeal. She also has extensive experience of international arbitration, under both institutional and ad hoc rules. Her experience spans a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on the technology sector.

Ms. Anderson is a recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation in the current edition of UK Legal 500. Before becoming a partner, Ms. Anderson was ranked in Chambers UK as an “Associate to watch” in London litigation. Chambers UK 2016 identified her as having specific expertise in the technology sector. Ms. Anderson has also been shortlisted in the “Rising Star: Litigation” category at the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards from 2015 to 2018.

Ms. Anderson graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelors of Law (Honours) and Commerce in 2005 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in February 2006. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Anderson practised at a specialist litigation firm in New Zealand, before completing her Master of Law (First Class Honours) at the University of Cambridge in 2009.

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