Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson helps clients to identify and manage litigation risk within their businesses, and where necessary resolve disputes through the court, arbitral process or alternative dispute resolution.

The key is identifying at the outset what the client wishes to achieve, recognising any barriers to that and working up the best strategy to achieve the most suitable and cost effective outcome.

Susan has an extensive range of dispute resolution and litigation experience in international contractual and tortious disputes. She also advises on conflict of laws issues.

Susan enjoys the variety of clients that she gets to work with and their unique commercial drivers. Understanding her client's objectives is essential to moving forward and being able to meet their commercial needs as an advisor.

Highlights

In most of her major cases, the real highlight has come from how well she's got to know the clients. Working alongside them for long periods creates a real team ethos.

Clients

Major corporates in the life science and energy sectors.

Experience

Acting for Croydon Council in successfully defending a Judicial Review to stop the counsel from selling valuable Chinese ceramics – the sale of the Riesco Collection was due to be sold at auction by Christie's in Hong Kong. A local resident sought an interim injunction to prevent the auction taking place. Grounds of resistance were filed which resulted in the claimant discontinuing the claim, allowing the sale to proceed.

Advising a large pharmaceutical company on termination rights under a multi-million pound licence agreement – leading to the re-negotiated agreement on terms the client was very satisfied with

Jurisdiction challenge in the International Criminal Court involving two foreign manufacturing entities

Obtaining a worldwide freezing order for a large British technology company. This led to a multi-million pound judgment at trial for claims arising from breach of fiduciary duty, bribery and deceit involving companies in the Far East and Europe. A monetary settlement from a Portuguese company in spin off proceedings was secured.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      July2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Principal Associate
    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Senior Associate