Commercial Disputes

Our International Dispute Resolution group takes an integrated approach with our colleagues in other groups. This means that we become involved in potential disputes from the very earliest stage and we can assess risk, alone or with other professional advisers, enabling us to provide you with early advice in confidence which can lead to the avoidance of costly litigation.

Our established understanding of your business means that we will not attempt to impose a lawyer-led approach upon you.

We are committed to accompanying you through all stages of the business process and believe firmly that commercial priorities and realities must dictate the general legal strategy. And whether we recommend negotiation, arbitration, mediation or litigation, it will be because that is the right route for your circumstances. Goals may change and alternative approaches may be required at short notice to enable you to gain the best result.

This level of flexibility is central to our overall philosophy.

Our team includes partners and associates based in Europe, across Continental Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. We have wide ranging experience and expertise across our key industry sectors and are skilled in all forms of dispute resolution including, litigation; arbitration; ADR including mediation; corporate governance advice and investigations. Our team is particularly known for its expertise in:

  • Aviation, defence & security disputes;
  • Banking and Financial services litigation;
  • Corporate and commercial disputes;
  • Energy disputes;
  • Life sciences related disputes;
  • International commercial arbitration;
  • Investment Treaty disputes;
  • IT and Communications disputes;
  • Media disputes.

We are also highly regarded for our work in relation to:

  • Art related disputes;
  • Defamation;
  • Insurance & reinsurance litigation;
  • Real Estate & Construction litigation.

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"One of the things that I most admire is their availability. Whenever needed, even at the most bizarre times, the team members, including the partner, are always available."

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Clients say: "They are not acting as outsiders, but help us as if they are the real owners of the problem and provide us with the best possible solution. They are concentrated on finding solutions rather than creating problems."

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Demonstrates strength in high-value disputes in its sector specialisms of IT and telecommunications, energy and financial services. Works seamlessly alongside colleagues in other departments and jurisdictions in order to provide a full-service offering to corporate clients.

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