Our global disputes capabilities
As businesses grow and globalise, commercial disputes have become increasingly complex and often require legal expertise across numerous jurisdictions, as well as a deep technical understanding of the industries involved.
That's why so many clients make us 'first for disputes'. With over 300 litigation experts across 17 jurisdictions – 39 of whom are listed as leading experts in Who's Who Legal 2013 – we have the strength to defend their interests in some of the most complex, cross-border cases anywhere in the world.
In the last year alone we have advised on arbitrations proceedings governed by the laws of 13 jurisdictions across four continents. We are currently handling claims that range in value up to over EUR 5.5bn and, in one of Europe's largest ever settlements, recently won damages for one client of over EUR 250m.
Our first patents dispute victory was in 1909 and we were one of the first law firms to organise ourselves around our clients' industries. This means that, as well as working with leading experts in their sectors, our clients benefit from over 100 words of experience in handling disputes in in increasingly challenging business environment.
Heads of Group: Annet van Hooft and Steven Baker.
This is combined with clear, easy to understand estimating, reporting and invoicing processes, including the option of 'real-time' tracking, which ensure costs are transparent and kept tightly under control.