Public international law
We combine local and international litigation expertise with strategic and commercial advice to achieve the best outcome for you or your business.
Our central aim is to defend the interests of individuals, businesses and brands, and we do not shy away from taking on major institutions to achieve that, pursuing them swiftly and aggressively where necessary.
Experience to solve all of your disputes
Our litigation team serves a broad range of domestic and international commercial and individual clients, from family offices and HNWIs to large corporate entities. We are experienced in almost all areas of litigation, including asset recovery, company disputes, contract disputes, insurance, fiduciary, professional negligence, health and safety, restructuring and insolvency. Where necessary, we are also experienced in challenging decisions by bringing claims for judicial review.
With more than 150 litigation lawyers spread across the world’s key dispute resolution centers from New York to Hong Kong, we work together as a single team to help you to protect your interests domestically and globally.
In the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 we were described as ‘very high quality lawyers with outstanding technical skills and a first-class reputation in the market and in the legal community.’
We also offer a number of specific teams, including handling tax controversy, media and reputation management, professional negligence and litigation within the worlds of art and sport, where we are ideally placed to respond to cross-border issues.
We recently led a global enforcement effort for the recovery of assets to satisfy a £450million judgment on behalf of a client. This involved devising and executing a global strategy of enforcement in jurisdictions around the world, including the Marshall Islands, Dubai, Isle of Man, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Russia and England. We successfully obtained from the English court an order piercing the corporate veil of the cipher company used to hide a significant asset.
Our US litigation team has an outstanding record. With wide experience across a range of commercial matters, we pursue settlements, litigation, trials and appeals aggressively, with an excellent success rate. Recent work includes representing an Italian wine producer in the termination of its longstanding US importer. Through careful strategic decisions and negotiation we assisted the client in avoiding litigation, which at the outset had seemed inevitable, and handled the transition of its importation function to a newly formed affiliate.
In Asia, we have extensive expertise with one of the largest dispute resolution teams based in Singapore, which has significant experience in insurance litigation. We also have a strong presence in Hong Kong specialising in complex corporate disputes, joint venture and shareholders’ disputes and insolvency.
Finally, our experienced team in the BVI office frequently called upon to assist foreign investors in asset recovery and seeking and resisting applications for injunctive relief before the BVI courts.
Funding your dispute
Should you need help covering the costs of your dispute, we will advise on various options for litigation funding. These include obtaining external funding for significant cases, insurance, conditional fee agreements, fixed or capped fees in appropriate cases.
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Alternative dispute resolution
Mediation is a popular, private and cost-effective out of court solution to resolve disputes, which has been a particularly useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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