At this time, more than ever, being able to resolve disputes and regulatory issues as efficiently and effectively as possible is paramount.
All types of organisations across the globe are facing major challenges to their business as a result of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on economic development and international trade.
With our 200+ strong team based in our offices in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and an established network of firms we work with across the rest of the world, we advise you on complex cross-border and high-value dispute resolution and regulatory matters.
Working side by side with a diverse range of clients, extending from governments and regulatory bodies to multinational businesses and some of the world’s wealthiest and most complex and dynamic families, our team of experts delivers commercial, pragmatic and strategic advice tailored to your needs and objectives.
Why work with us?
Our Dispute Resolution practice covers a uniquely broad range of services from resolving family and property disputes to litigating on behalf of governments and major global companies. A full list of our services is set out below.
We understand that the cost of dispute resolution can be a significant barrier to dealing with disputes, especially during financially straightened times. Feesible, our disputes funding product, provides you with a variety of ways that funding for a claim can be structured and risk can be managed between us.
No matter the climate, we know how important it is at the outset of a matter for you to identify the key documents and evaluate the merits of your case to develop a successful strategy. Our cloud-based service Discovery on Demand is designed to do just that. It can facilitate early document and case assessment and close collaboration between us, wherever you and your team are in the world.
What constitutes a ‘win’ can vary from case to case but whatever a ‘win’ means to you, we are passionate and tenacious in helping you to achieve your objectives.
Meet the team
International Partner (England & Wales and British Virgin Islands)
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, Shareholder Disputes, Private Wealth Disputes
The Oath report on the hire of Peter Smith as a Senior Associate in the firm's Dubai office
Peter Smith is a barrister with experience in a wide range of civil and commercial disputes across the GCC.
Phone hacking: Charles Russell Speechlys achieves settlement for three celebrity clients from News Group Newspapers
The claims were brought against News Group Newspapers publisher of The Sun and the News of the World, which ceased publication in 2011.
Ghassan El Daye
Ghassan El Daye quoted by Gulf Today and Al Khaleej on the firm successfully opposing an extradition request in complex litigation with Bulgarian Authorities
An extradition request against Vasil Krumov Bozhkov, was rejected by UAE authorities.
Rachel Warren writes for People Management on how businesses should deal with sexual misconduct allegations
Rachel Warren outlines the pitfalls for unwary employers dealing with workplace sexual harassment claims.
The art of alternative investment scams
Tim and Jil look at the risks of investing in art
Obtaining documents in the US for proceedings in the UK
Stewart and Simon look at the three potential routes for obtaining documents from third parties located in the US
Banking on Banks - appeal judgment gives some clarity regarding the challenge to will validity
Property Patter: the basics of settlement offers
Settlement offers are often a sensible route for trying to settle disputes.
Stewart Hey and Simon Heatley write for ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE on obtaining documents in the US for proceedings in England
In KBR, Inc, R v Director of the Serious Fraud Office, the Supreme Court limited the extraterritorial effects of the SFO's powers.
The Lawyer feature the Art and Luxury Assets team's appeal on behalf of Bernard Carl in the Court of Appeal as part of its 'In court this week’
Tim Maxwell and the Art and Luxury Assets team are acting in the Court of Appeal on behalf of Bernard Carl.
Absent parents: when will the Family Court remove parental responsibility?
Danish tax authority loses "cum-ex" case: revenue rule reigns supreme
Hugh and Guy look at the recent decision in Skatteforvaltningen v Solo Capital Partners LLP (in special liquidation) and others
No “New Look” in the latest landlord challenge to a tenant CVA
Daniel and Hannah look at the impact of the recent New Look CVA judgment
Noel Wardle quoted by Chemist and Druggist on how to make hub-and-spoke work for all independent pharmacies
Noel considers whether patients would be for or against their prescription being assembled at a hub, rather than a pharmacy.
Noel Wardle writes for Pharmacy Business on the balancing act of medicine supply
Do community pharmacies have to provide medicines in compliance aids, and can they charge for the service?
The Lawyer, New Law Journal, International Adviser, CDR Magazine and eprivateclient report on the firm's partner promotions
Charles Russell Speechlys promoted five lawyers to partner, effective 1 May 2021.
Recent Trends In Firewall Legislation: BVI, Bermuda And Gibraltar
Charles Russell Speechlys promotes five to Partner
The promotions are effective 1 May 2021 and are accompanied by one Legal Director and 15 Senior Associate promotions.
ICC 2021 Rules
The ICC has recently updated its rules for arbitration: the new rules entered into force on 1 January 2021 (the “2021 Rules”).
The Lugano convention – the journey continues
The UK’s departure from the European Union has had the effect of leaving the UK outside of the Lugano Convention of 2007.