graham howard

Barrister | Mediator
Year of call: 1987

About Graham

Graham Howard has a wealth of legal experience working internationally and in multiple jurisdictions specialising in:

• Commercial Litigation
• Intellectual Property
• Digital Economy Law

He is known for his exceptional track record in providing transactional, advisory, and dispute resolution services (including mediation and arbitration) to a diverse range of clients, including:

• Fortune 500 companies
• the energy and industry sectors
• financial institutions
• universities
• SME’s
• private individuals

Graham advises on commercial disputes especially with an international context, intellectual property work particularly within technology agreements, agency and franchise/branding disputes and distribution and international trade matters, in particular those affecting the oil, gas and mining industries in the Middle East and Africa. He is passionate about staying abreast of the latest developments and trends in the digital economy and applying them to his practice. He has been an accredited mediator since 2002.

He enjoys a reputation for delivering business focused pragmatic advice which results in high-quality solutions in complex and challenging cases. He is equally comfortable advising the board of a major corporate such as a bank or energy company on transactions, an international dispute, or corporate governance as he is working with small to medium sized businesses in resolving shareholder disputes or reputational risk due to online defamation. He is also accredited to accept instructions on a Public Access basis.

Graham’s core competencies include:

• Dispute resolution and negotiation
• IP protection and enforcement
• reputational protection including defamation , privacy, harassment
• trade libel
• cyber breach
• data and GDPR compliance
• technology-related M&A,
• cross-border mediation and arbitration

His clients value his extensive knowledge in a wide range of sectors and, among others, previous clients include:

• Texaco/Chevron,
• Barclays Bank,
• FedEx,
• Commerzbank,
• STEAG Energy (Germany),
• Saudi Aramco,
• Saudi Arabian Basic Industries,
• Kuwait Oil Company

Graham is admitted to the Bars of England & Wales, New Zealand, Australia (Queensland), and Botswana and is based in London and France.