Alternate Office
  • 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • TEL: +1 202 429 3000
  • FAX: +1 202 429 3902
Areas of Practice
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), J.D., 1988, AmJur Awards, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure, Northwestern Regional Finalist Team, 1986 Harvard University,Jessup International Moot Court Competition
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P., Economics, Finance and Energy Policy, 1984
  • University of Chicago, B.A., European and English History, with honours, 1982, Abram L. Harris award for outstanding academic achievements and extracurricular contributions
Bar & Court Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia

Christopher Gibson

Of Counsel
5 Aldermanbury Square
London, EC2V 7HR
TEL: +44 20 7367 8000
FAX: +44 20 7367 8001

Christopher Gibson is a consultant to the London and Washington, DC offices of Steptoe and a member of the International Arbitration group and the Intellectual Property group. He is also a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where he is Co-Director of the International Law Concentration.


  • Mr. Gibson has spoken at more than 70 conferences around the world on the topics of international dispute resolution, policy-making, intellectual property, technology and electronic commerce. He has also presented and taught at numerous workshops and seminars.

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Selected Publications

  • A Look at the Compulsory License in Investment Arbitration: the Case of Indirect Expropriation, 25 Am. U. Int’l L. Rev. 357
    Winter 2010
  • Designing Compensation After Upheaval: Insights from the Experience of the United Nations Compensation Commission, with Timothy Feighery & Cymie Payne, Oxford Univ. Press
  • Latent Grounds for Investor-State Arbitration: Do International Investment Agreements Provide a Powerful (New) Means to Enforce Intellectual Property Rights?, Ch. 11 (in Karl P. Sauvant ed., Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy)
  • Arbitration, Civilization and Public Policy: Seeking Counterpoise between Arbitral Autonomy and the Public Policy Defense in View of Foreign Mandatory Public Law, 113 Penn St. L. Rev. 101
    Spring 2009
  • Book Review: International Mass Claims Processes: Legal and Practical Perspectives, Howard M. Holtzmann and Edda Kristjansdottir, eds, in American Journal Of International Law
  • Book Review: Redressing Injustices through Mass Claims Processes: Innovative Responses to Unique Challenges, by Permanent court of Arbitration ed., in American Journal Of International Law
  • Chapter: Technology Standards - New Technical Barriers to Trade? in The Standards Edge, Sherrie Bolin ed. (Stanford Univ. Press)
  • Globalization and the Technology Standards Game: Balancing Concerns of Protectionism and Intellectual Property in International Standards, 22 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1401

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Society of International Law
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • London Court of International Arbitration