Clarity is key, whether as to process, cost, strength of claim or the inevitable risk factors. We ensure that from the outset of a dispute and throughout its life, we give the clearest of advice on these points and form the appropriate strategy to meet the desired outcome – whether this is fighting the matter to a final award or judgment or the earliest achievable exit.
As part of that, we strive to ensure there are no illusions and no surprises. Where there is uncertainty, we identify what that is and what should be done to address it. And if developments mean that the strategy and/or desired outcome needs review, then we are quick to do so.
We work for a range of companies, high net worth individuals that operate internationally, across a variety of sectors, and for whom a choice of law and jurisdiction clause is fundamental for their contracts. We frequently deal with international disputes and have experience in working with foreign laws and jurisdictions (alongside trusted foreign lawyers where appropriate) and an ongoing and measured desire to win.
Our experience in international disputes and arbitration is impressive. It includes dealing with complex webs of cross-border litigation with interrelated disputes simultaneously going through the courts in several jurisdictions, complex international disputes with values of over £100m, litigation involving foreign state entities, and arbitration – often where a neutral and confidential resolution forum is preferred – in all the major arbitral institutions (including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, LMAA and UCITRAL).
What stands us apart from other firms is our ability to deliver a responsive and personable approach when providing pragmatic and commercial advice. That can be invaluable when handling complex international disputes with high-value issues in high-pressure environments.
Whilst we have international expertise across a number of sectors, we have a strong reputation for delivering results on disputes coming out of the Energy and Oil & Gas, Construction and International Trade sectors.