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) and Energy (mining & commodities, oil & gas and power). We have a global reputation in construction and engineering disputes and are equally renowned for our infrastructure-related 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 149

    In this issue of Commercial Disputes Weekly, we cover the Supreme Court’s decision that Tate Modern’s viewing gallery is a nuisance, together with judgments on apparent arbitrator bias, exercise of a finance lessee’s option to take ownership in a sanctions context and interpretation of a commonly used jurisdiction clause.

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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 148

    This issue of Commercial Disputes Weekly contains some valuable lessons on ensuring that you consider carefully what you are agreeing to as well as making sure finalise the contracting process. We also consider a decision on the interpretation of section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and when a party should be allowed to defend the claim against them.

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    Commercial Disputes Weekly – Issue 147

    This issue of Commercial Disputes Weekly considers the recent UK Supreme Court decision on the conclusive nature of a landlord’s certificate of service charges due, a significant change in calculation of the value of limitation funds under the Hague-Visby Rules, obligations to accept delivery under aircraft leases and when an English court will grant declaratory relief to assist with debt claims in other jurisdictions.

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