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Dispute resolution and litigation


Meet the team

We advise many of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions on complex, high-value and sensitive multi-jurisdictional disputes.

“The lawyers co-ordinate well across the Norton Rose Fulbright network, and the different offices work as a single team.” Chambers Global, 2015

With experience in managing multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration across all industry sectors, our lawyers both prevent and resolve disputes by giving practical, creative advice that focuses on our clients' strategic objectives. We have particular strength in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

We recognise that each dispute is governed by a unique set of variables, sensitivities and, most importantly, commercial factors.

We deliver

  • Experience in the full range of international litigation and dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • The ability to transfer knowledge and provide cross-border support throughout our global network of offices.
  • Tailored advice based on our detailed understanding of the industries in which our clients operate.

We track litigation trends

Since its inception in 2004, the Annual Litigation Trends Survey has provided a comprehensive analysis of the experiences and opinions of general counsel and senior corporate counsel in the United States and United Kingdom. Conducted by an independent research firm, the survey includes counsel’s perspectives on litigation, arbitration, regulatory investigations, alternative fees and litigation spend. Industry-specific summaries are also available at

Our recent work

  • Advising the US Trustee of the Liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc on English law issues arising in the liquidation. 
  • Advising the owners and insurers of the Rena containership which grounded in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand in October 2011 from our offices in Athens, Brisbane, Durban, London and Singapore. This was one of New Zealand’s largest marine environmental incidents.
  • Acting for the Royal Bank of Scotland as defendant to a £30m claim brought by two funds which participated in a syndicated loan to a commercial property business, which subsequently collapsed. This matter was included in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2013.
  • Acting as Independent Compliance Monitor to Macmillan Publishers (and the World Bank) following its civil settlement with the UK Serious Fraud Office and debarment from World Bank funded projects