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Practice Summary

Orlando Gledhill's practice encompasses a broad range of commercial work in litigation, arbitration and ADR.  He has specific expertise in disputes arising in, but not limited to, banking and finance, energy and natural resources, commodities, pharmaceutical and IT (including online gaming).  Orlando has substantial experience in large-scale litigation (see Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs, RREEF, EuroChem, CF Partners and Fortress), but he is equally comfortable working on smaller cases.  He also sits as an arbitrator.

Recommended by Legal 500 (Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance, Energy and International Arbitration), Chambers UK (Commercial Dispute Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources and Fraud: Civil), Chambers Global (UK, Dispute Resolution: Commercial; UK, Energy and Natural Resources) and Who’s Who Legal (Banking & Finance and Energy & Natural resources).

"Great at helping us find ways around a problem, and very analytical in working out which arguments will fly." "An outstanding draftsman who is always fully committed." Chambers UK 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"He's smooth and not a man given to panic." "He takes the time to understand the client's commercial drivers." Chambers UK 2018 - Energy and Natural Resources

"Incredibly sensible and hard-working. A very good advocate and a very good cross-examiner." "Very bright." Chambers UK 2018 - Fraud: Civil

He's a very sophisticated barrister. He works very hard, spots the key points and is a very impressive opponent. He is someone you would want on your team.’ Chambers UK 2017 – Energy and Natural Resources

Orlando is a fantastic lawyer and one of the best draftsmen I've come across. His ability to say things in a short number of words is unparalleled. He captures things in a punchy way.' 'His drafting and strategic advice are exemplary.’ Chambers UK 2017 – Fraud: Civil

Exceptional intellect and an unrelenting work ethic’. Legal 500 2016 – Banking and Finance

Very thorough and analytical in his approach, while remaining very user-friendly and accessible.’ Legal 500 2016 - Commercial Litigation

‘Superb in every way. He treats you like a new client every time.’ ‘Combines legal knowledge with practical, commercial advice.’ Chambers UK 2016 – Commercial Dispute Resolution

‘Has a top-class mind and always provides far-sighted strategic advice. He gets to grips with even the smallest details of his case and is superb at drafting.’ Chambers UK 2016 – Fraud: civil

'One of the most complete counsel at the Bar.’ Legal 500 2015 – Commercial Litigation

‘Super-bright and also good with clients; he tailors his advice to take account of commercial priorities.’ Legal 500 2015 – Banking and Finance

‘Prepared to stand up to judges, he's a tough, no-nonsense barrister. He's very meticulous and a great trial advocate who is understated but effective.’ Chambers UK 2015 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

’He's incredibly hard-working and very smart. One of the best draftsman we've worked with at the Bar.’ ’Very succinct, with exceptional clarity, and always focuses on the key issues.’ Chambers UK 2015 – Fraud: Civil

'Superb advocacy style and technical skills.' Who’s Who Legal 2015 - Energy & Natural resources

'Acclaimed for his technical ability and committed advocacy style, he is particularly adept at handling blue-chip commercial disputes, many of them pertaining to the energy and financial services sectors.  "Orlando is a barrister who knows the meaning of 'without fear or favour'.  He is a completely fearless advocate who has no issue with standing up to the judge and holding his ground." Chambers UK 2014 - Commercial Dispute Resolution 

’Very strong, commercial, clear and easy to work with.‘  Legal 500 2014 - International Arbitration