Winner of the Legal Innovation Award in Dispute Resolution at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2014, 2011 and 2010.
We offer the full range of litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services. We also have highly-regarded specialist, contentious regulatory and crime, fraud & investigations practices. Our contentious intellectual property and employment groups are acknowledged market leaders.
Our philosophy is to combine outstanding practices in each of the jurisdictions in which we operate with the highest levels of service internationally.
Clients trust us to handle their largest and most complex international cases because of:
- our experience derived from some of the most high-profile disputes of recent years
- our seamless international service from an integrated practice
- our market focus, expertise and insight.
"Despite the huge challenge of this matrix of instructions, which featured two continents, multiple legal systems, diverse branches of law… they were able to synthesise and harmonise an intelligent and coherent strategy to achieve the goals we had set ourselves. They also helped us to achieve those goals with remarkable speed and efficiency. The hallmarks of this team’s efforts were organisation, diligence and attention to detail". Financial institution client
A tailor-made strategy
Our dispute resolution philosophy is based upon working to understand the needs of the client for each and every case. This means that we can develop a tailor-made strategy for each matter, ensuring a quality service that achieves the most commercial and efficient result.
The right route
We work with our clients to resolve disputes by whichever means is the most appropriate in the circumstances: litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation. In fighting for our clients in court we are strategic in our thinking and tenacious in our endeavours to extract the best result for the client. We are mindful, however, that sometimes a co-operative attitude may be of greatest benefit to our clients, both in terms of the outcome of the dispute and on the question of costs and, to the extent permitted in each jurisdiction, we encourage the use of mediation to achieve the efficient and cost-effective resolution of a dispute.
Recognising that prevention is better than cure we advise frequently on risk management and compliance issues in fields as diverse as commercial contracts, relationships with agents, terms of engagement, anti-money laundering and product safety, working with our clients to identify areas of potential legal exposure and then to devise a programme of preventative steps.
A commercial approach
We believe that our clients benefit from our lawyers' commercial awareness. We focus on a number of industry sectors to ensure that our lawyers really understand each client’s business and reinforce this through a programme of secondments.