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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    Commencement of Arbitration for Cargo Claims

    Disputes can arise over whether a cargo claimant’s arbitration notice was issued validly – and how (and if) the LOU arbitration provision should be read with the bill of lading’s arbitration clause. Recent guidance stresses caution in such circumstances.

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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 72

    The latest Commercial Disputes Weekly is now available, with a very significant decision on the power of the English courts to entertain claims foreign revenue claims, an interesting decision of the Privy Council on challenges to arbitration awards on the grounds of serious irregularity, as well as the latest guidance on the operation of the disclosure pilot in the B&PCs.

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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 71

    This week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly features the latest from the Court of Appeal on limitation, together with a decision on the manner in which security for costs should be provided, and the relevant test for the implication of terms, plus a warning on the risk of parallel proceedings for the enforcement of judgments.

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