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Gemma Lampert

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2EN
United Kingdom
Languages English

Gemma Lampert is a partner in CMS's UK Dispute Resolution Group.  She is a solicitor advocate and has extensive experience of commercial litigation at all levels throughout the UK. Gemma is also regularly involved in advising on dispute avoidance and in managing alternative dispute resolution procedures, including domestic and international arbitration and mediation.

Gemma advises on contentious issues for corporate clients across a wide range of industries with a particular focus on complex contractual issues, supply chain or outsourcing difficulties and substantial manufacturing and technical engineering disputes.

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“Recommended” for Commercial Litigation, Banking Litigation and International Arbitration in Legal 500 2015 and noted as having “ an eye for detail”

Clients say she provides an ‘excellent service’

Chambers UK, 2015

Relevant experience

  • A major telecommunications company in relation to ICC arbitration, defending and counterclaiming to prevent unjustified payment under a network construction project.
  • An asset integrity manager for the energy industry on post purchase issues following a group acquisition, advising on the payment of deferred consideration and tax warranty and indemnity claims.
  • An investment fund on breaches of contract by a purchaser during an earn-out period following an international manufacturing group sale.
  • A big six energy supplier on a significant value Commercial Court litigation, maintaining force majeure defences to avoid payments due under a take or pay gas contract. 
  • A solar energy company on ICC arbitration, defending quality and quantity disputes under an international supply contract, advising on the enforcement of on demand bank guarantees in the context of relating proceedings in the English and Indian courts.
  • A provider of specialised services to the marine and oil and gas industry on a Commercial Court claim, claiming damages for premature termination of an offshore digging contract and defending the capabilities and quality of the equipment.
  • A designer of floating production units on the protection of confidentiality in its designs.
  • A soft drinks producer on an international arbitration claim under Refined Sugar Association Rules, claiming damages from a sugar refinery that supplied contaminated sugar.
  • A UK bank on Commercial Court litigation, defending a contractual debt claim and counterclaiming to recover cost expended on a fund value rectification programme following inadequate accounting by outsourced managers of a significant property portfolio.
  • A UK bank on Chancery Court claims in relation to the mis-sale of pension policies, advising on engagement with HMRC to manage and minimise liabilities.
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Education

2002 - Solicitor Advocate, Higher Courts (All Proceedings)

1996 - Law, LPC (distinction), College of Law, London

1995 - Law, CPE, College of Law, London, London

1994 - MA Hons Medieval History, St Andrews University, St Andrews

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Memberships

International Bar Association

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13 January 2017
Ship­ping & Mari­time 2016
01/11/2016
Per­ils of the sea: Court of Ap­peal cla­ri­fies the rem­ed­ies for ter­min­a­tion...
For some time there has been a lack of clar­ity as to the con­sequences of ter­min­a­tion for a char­ter­er’s fail­ure to pay hire punc­tu­ally un­der a time charter­party. However, the re­cent un­an­im­ous Court of Ap­peal de­cision in Spar Ship­ping AS v Grand China Lo­gist­ics.
01/11/2016
Bank­rupts can­not be forced to draw down pen­sion to sat­is­fy debts
A ma­jor con­sid­er­a­tion for any Claimant in an ac­tion seek­ing mon­et­ary dam­ages is wheth­er the De­fend­ant to an ac­tion has the as­sets to meet a judg­ment, wheth­er that be a claim against an in­di­vidu­al or a lim­ited com­pany backed by the per­son­al guar­an­tee of an in­di­vidu­al.
28/10/2016
Is Mitchell alive and kick­ing?
The Court of Ap­peal has found that a de­cision to re­strict a claimant’s costs re­cov­ery to court fees only after a fail­ure to file a costs budget on time was cor­rect. The Eng­lish court has been con­sid­er­ing how to man­age the costs of dis­putes since the Jack­son.
15/09/2016
Com­mer­cial Con­tracts Bul­let­in Septem­ber 2016
In this is­sue, we have con­sidered sig­ni­fic­ant and re­cent court de­cisions which are likely to af­fect the way you do busi­ness. We be­lieve these de­cisions could have an im­pact on the way that you, your cus­tom­ers, your sup­pli­ers and your com­pet­it­ors enter in­to.