Gemma Anderson

Gemma Anderson


Gemma Anderson is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP, based in the London office. She is a commercial litigator specializing in complex cross-border disputes, with a focus on technology, contractual, and privacy, and data protection matters. She advises clients around the world on pre-litigation strategy and international commercial litigation and arbitration matters with an English law nexus.


For over a decade Gemma has helped clients navigate claims through the full range of dispute resolution mechanisms. She has represented clients in relation to large-scale commercial litigation in the English Commercial Court, Chancery Division, and Court of Appeal. She also has extensive experience in international arbitration, under both institutional and ad hoc rules. Her experience spans a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on the technology sector.


Gemma is a recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation in the current edition of UK Legal 500. Before becoming a partner, Gemma was ranked in Chambers UK as an “Associate to watch” in London litigation. Chambers UK2016 identified her as having specific expertise in the technology sector. Gemma was also shortlisted in the “Rising Star: Litigation” category at the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards from 2015 to 2018.


Gemma graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelors of Law (Honours) and Commerce in 2005 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in February 2006. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Gemma practised at a specialist litigation firm in New Zealand, before completing her Master of Law (First Class Honours) at the University of Cambridge in 2009.


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