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Will Anderson


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Will Anderson is a partner in CMS's UK Dispute Resolution Group advising clients on a wide range of English law commercial disputes. His work often involves bringing and defending claims for breach of contract, financial services and banking disputes, franchise disputes, IT disputes and cyber crime, warranty claims, shareholder disputes and general commercial litigation. He regularly provides advice to clients on contractual interpretation and tactical advice regarding on-going contractual relationships.

Splitting time between our Edinburgh and London offices, Will is an English qualified solicitor who concentrates on English law matters for clients from across the UK and further afield globally. Will’s work is often cross border, recently acting for clients based in Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Romania in disputes governed by English law.

Will’s Court experience extends to over ten years of managing litigation in the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales, including seeking and opposing interim injunctions, often in time sensitive situations. Will advises clients on all aspects of their disputes management from the beginning of a dispute through to trial. He has extensive experience of mediation, successfully resolving complex disputes, avoiding matters proceeding to court. Will also acts for clients in international arbitration covering a number of different arbitral bodies.

Will is recommended by Legal 500 for Commercial Disputes and is also recommended by Acritas as an Acritas Star lawyer.

Away from the office Will is a lover of the great outdoors and when time allows he will be out walking with his family, playing tennis or golf, summiting munros, running off road trail races or enjoying the bracing north sea on (or more often off) his surfboard or paddleboard.

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“Technical ability; exceptional availability and literally feeling like one of the team in the room."

Acritas 2020

“Technical ability and again no nonsense pragmatism that you don't always get in high end litigation.“

Acritas 2020

"A key name for franchise disputes".

Legal 500, 2017

Relevant experience

  • A large multi-national company in international arbitration in relation to post M&A breach of warranty claims, disputed escrow arrangements, insurance policy coverage and claims.
  • Franchise dispute involving UK wide brand. Allegations of breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, repudiatory breach of contract.
  • A UK based client in arbitration relating to international operations and undisclosed revenues received by agent/contractor. 
  • Shareholder founders of a successful business in unfair prejudice proceedings against private equity investors. Recently successfully obtaining interim injunctive relief at the High Court.
  • Representing a large investment house in defending a post M&A breach of warranty claim relating to sale of a recognised international brand.
  • Owner of solar power plant in CEE in dispute with contractor regarding incomplete works.
  • A client in high value cross border High Court claim regarding multi million pound procurement dispute.
  • A large international property investment fund in defence of claim for unpaid commission of over £2m. Claim successfully settled at mediation.
  • A major worldwide IT company in relation to complex High Court claim by liquidator for return of funds. Claim successfully settled.
  • A large UK retail group in relation to defending claims from a distributor in relation to unpaid invoices while pursuing claims against the distributor as a result of multiple breaches of contract.
  • A major worldwide sports betting company in relation to breach of contract claim issued in the High Court. Successfully settled.
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  • 2006 – L.P.C., Northumbria University
  • 2005 – LL.B., University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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