Litigation & Dispute Resolution
UK businesses doing business abroad
All businesses, regardless of the size, sector and however well managed, will at some stage find themselves involved in disputes with suppliers, customers, trading partners or professional advisers. When an international dispute arises there are a number of additional factors to be addressed such as language barriers, complicated bureaucracy and unfamiliar legal systems.
Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team is experienced in dealing with disputes for UK and international businesses in the courts and arbitral tribunals of England and Wales.
Our recent experience in resolving international disputes in the USA, Norway, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Russia, China, Cyprus, Israel and New Zealand includes:
- advising on the relevant jurisdiction and which legal system will apply (to include pre-action tactical issues such as which country to sue in and whether to seize control of the litigation from another jurisdiction)
- product liability claims against manufacturers
- intellectual property claims for copyright infringement
- negligence claims
- anti-suit injunctions to prevent an opponent from commencing or continuing legal proceedings in another jurisdiction or forum
With specialist knowledge, commercial awareness and a global reach, we always look for creative and cost-effective solutions to achieve an early settlement and minimise the potential damage to you and your business. You will be supported by a dedicated team whose objective will be to secure you the best possible outcome.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team also has considerable experience of various forms of alternative dispute resolution, to include arbitration, adjudication, mediation, early neutral evaluation; complex escalation procedures in commercial contracts and expert determination.