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Corporate and commercial disputes


Our corporate disputes lawyers advise multi-national and domestic corporate clients on the full spectrum of complex contentious corporate and commercial matters.

“They were truly excellent in taking a firm hold of the litigation, managing multiple lines of the dispute, and acting promptly and robustly.” Chambers UK, 2016

The team has extensive experience of litigation and the court systems in every region in which we operate as well as a strong international arbitration team. Where appropriate we use tools other than litigation or arbitration (such as international arbitration, mediation and expert determination) to resolve disputes in a way that supports the strategic and commercial objectives of our clients.

From creative approaches to settlement agreements to a strong trial capability, where dispute resolution is required anywhere across our global network you will find us to be effective, robust, decisive and determined. We also regularly provide risk management advice to pre-empt litigation and minimise the risk of disputes arising and/or becoming entrenched in litigation or arbitration.

Our areas of work include:

  • pre-litigation dispute and risk management (including advising on the impact of information discovered during transactional due diligence)
  • M&A disputes (arising both pre- and post-acquisition)
  • shareholder and joint venture issues
  • board disputes
  • civil fraud and asset recovery
  • complex commercial litigation, including breach of warranty claims and indemnity disputes
  • partnership and LLP disputes
  • IP and IT disputes, including defamation
  • contentious insolvency
  • regulatory issues, including investigations by authorities both in the UK and internationally
  • internal investigations
  • corporate, business and white collar crime
  • anti-bribery and corruption
  • data breach and cyber risk.

We act for public and private companies operating across our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. In addition, we represent financial institutions, accounting firms, hedge funds, and investment advisors, as well as Boards and Audit Committees, individual officers, directors and employees.