Dispute Resolution

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We resolve complex, high value disputes around the globe.

Our dispute resolution lawyers are world leaders in the firm’s specialist sectors of Transport (maritime and aviation), Energy and Real Estate. We have a global reputation in construction and engineering disputes and are equally renowned for our mining and commodities disputes experience. We frequently advise on ongoing projects to proactively mitigate and manage dispute risk.

We regularly act for banks, PE funds and other financial institutions. From advice on contentious aspects of asset finance and project finance through to restructuring and insolvency, our clients benefit from our pragmatic and responsive support. Our skills and experience in maritime finance enforcement are second to none.

We have substantial experience representing clients in high value international arbitrations conducted in various institutions across the world, including ADCCAC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, QICCA, SCC and SIAC. We regularly advise on disputes ranging from sector specific matters in front of specialist tribunals through to investment treaty arbitrations. A number of our partners accept appointments as arbitrators.

Each of our offices has expertise in commercial litigation in front of its own national courts, and globally we work together to conduct high value, complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. In addition, we have expertise in competition, regulatory and investigative matters.

We work hard to avoid disputes where possible and regularly advise on alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. We firmly believe that the successful resolution of a dispute need not always involve formal proceedings. Our deep sector understanding and practical, commercial advice means that we consistently secure effective solutions for our clients, co-ordinating across jurisdictions to ensure that we can assist our clients wherever they do business.


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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 17

    We look at the latest decision in the dispute between the Tate Modern and flat owners opposite its viewing gallery, as well as decisions on the risks of bringing speculative claims, and whether a disclosed and identified principal can enforce a contract entered into by their agent.

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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 16

    This week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly has now been published, this week covering an important decision on interim measures available in support of arbitration, a useful decision on what to do where the parties to a contract cannot be immediately ascertained, and a decision on statements concerning the apparent order and condition of cargo.

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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 15

    This week look out for another significant Court of Appeal judgment on privilege, a decision on whether “warehousing” a claim always amounts to abuse of process, and a case on setting aside settlement agreements for mistake.

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