Professor of Law,
Director, Business Law And Financial Services Concentration
Suffolk University School of Law
Christopher Gibson is a Professor of Law and Director of the Business Law and Financial Services Concentration at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where he teaches and writes in the areas of arbitration, intellectual property, international business transactions, transnational skills and contract drafting, trade and investment law.
Professor Gibson has extensive experience and regularly acts as arbitrator (or mediator) in disputes involving commercial, technology, intellectual property matters and contract matters. He has numerous articles, books, chapters and reviews published on topics involving dispute resolution, intellectual property, technology and international investment law.
Before joining Suffolk University Law School, Chris was a partner in the London office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he specialized in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, as well as intellectual property and technology transactions, and acting as legal advisor to standard-setting organizations (SSOs) for wireless and Domain Name System (DNS) technologies and advising in telecoms patents. During his years in practice, he acted as counsel or arbitrator in a variety of international disputes, involving the governing laws of numerous jurisdictions and under various institutional rules, including arbitrator in both institutional and ad hoc proceedings. He acted as lead counsel in arbitrations with sums in dispute ranging from US$ 1.5 million to more than US$ 350 million.
Chris now sits regularly as arbitrator and mediator in commercial, technology and intellectual property cases. Subject matters have included technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, investments and insurance, joint venture agreements, financial and loan agreements, construction, and numerous disputes involving domain names