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
A secret will, for the moment
Caroline Greenwell and Peter Carlyon write for New Law Journal on the issue of companies exaggerating their green credentials
The extent and impact of greenwashing by companies, the reputational damage where they’re caught out and potential regulatory action.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Patrick Gearon, Georgina Munnik, Sam Saunders and Simone Sancandi produce the Chambers Global Practice Guide on the enforcement of judgments in Bahrain
Phase out of temporary restrictions on use of winding up petitions
Hannah takes a look at the recent UK Government announcement on statutory demands and the presentation of winding up petitions
WHAT NEXT FOR NIGHTCLUBS?
Hugh Gunson quoted by the Daily Express on IR35 tax fines following the news that HMRC was forced to issue tax penalties to several Government departments
HMRC was forced to issue several Government departments with tax penalties in recent months as IR35 failings were unearthed.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Patrick Gearon and Haleema Wahid write for The Oath on the rise of litigation
Patrick and Haleema consider some of the litigation funding options available in the UAE, with a particular emphasis on third-party funding.
Gareth Mills writes for Lexology Getting The Deal Through on technology disputes in Bahrain
The most common disputes occur following perceived or actual failures to deliver required technology services an lack of clarity.
International Arbitration in India and Around the World
Rupa Lakha joined the panel discussing the latest developments in construction and dispute resolution.
Gabrielle Shovlin writes for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution Blog on when witness evidence waives privilege
Be careful what you reference: when witness evidence waives privilege.
Be careful what you reference: when witness evidence waives privilege
Gabrielle looks at the recent decision in Scipharm Sarl v Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its impact on privilege
Hugh Gunson quoted by Accountancy Age on why HMRC needs to rebuild taxpayers' trust after its Loan Charge failings
"HMRC needs to listen to the criticisms made in relation to its handling of the loan charge and reflect on them to achieve real change."
Ongoing supply chain crisis looms large over upcoming allergen law change
Ghassan El Daye
Emaratyah, Al Bayan Newspaper and 24.ae publish comments from Ghassan El Daye on the UAE’s new federal law to establish a National Human Rights Institution
Ghassan comments on the latest proposals to establish a National Human Rights Institution.
The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules – How Novel Are They?
Sonia takes an in-depth look at The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules
Ghassan El Daye
Al Bayan Newspaper quote Ghassan El Daye on the move by the UAE’s Federal Public Prosecution to allow the payment of fines through instalments
The UAE Courts have ensured that services are made available to provide alternative and more accessible options.
Paula Boast, Thanos Karvelis, Niel Coertse and Mazin Al Mardhi write for the International Comparative Legal Guide - International Arbitration 2021
The guide covers common issues in international arbitration laws and regulations across 36 jurisdictions.
Scope of an adviser’s duty of care: a purposive approach
The Supreme Court provides guidance on determining the scope of a defendant adviser’s duty of care.
Edward Craig and Simon Heatley write for Practical Law on the scope of a defendant adviser’s duty of care
The Supreme Court has provided authoritative guidance on the correct approach to determining the scope of an adviser’s duty of care.
Noel Wardle writes for P3 Pharmacy on whether pharmacies have to provide medicines in compliance aids
Do pharmacies have to provide medicines in compliance aids, and can they can charge for them?