International Dispute Resolution


Our London-based dispute resolution team has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, anti-trust and regulatory investigations, as well as contract and project risk management and dispute avoidance.  We have a depth of experience acting for clients in a range of dispute resolution bodies in Europe and further afield.  We work closely with clients, providing tailored advice to prevent, risk manage and resolve disputes. We work effectively with our US counterparts in New York and Washington, providing a closely co-ordinated transatlantic dispute resolution offering.

We have significant experience in advising on financial and business disputes, and are noted particularly for managing large, complex cases, including cross-border disputes involving jurisdictional, procedural and enforcement complexity. We also work with clients to develop and implement whistle-blower policies and dawn raid manuals, offering a depth of experience when it comes to advising clients on best practice methods for internal investigations and external regulator-run investigations.

We are connected globally, and draw on long-established relationships with local counsel to defend claims and obtain and enforce judgments in Europe and beyond. Our team has broad experience acting for international clients in a range of international arbitral tribunals, including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), as well as arbitrations subject to UNCITRAL arbitration rules.  We also have extensive experience acting for clients appearing at the highest levels of the English court system.

We work with clients in a range of sectors including in the financial services, technology, sports, gaming, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. Our clients include investment banks, funds, institutional investors and corporations in the technology, communications, media, shipping, energy, defence and commodities sectors.  

In addition to working with clients to resolve disputes through litigation in courts and arbitral tribunals, we also assist our clients to adopt preventative strategies, including structuring corporate-wide strategic and cost-efficient arbitration/dispute resolution policies as well as drafting dispute resolution clauses for commercial contracts.

  • Acting for a leading investment bank in complex multi-party, multi-jurisdictional proceedings arising out of the transfer of assets and liabilities of a collapsed bank in an EU member state to a ‘bridge’ bank, including the legal effect of various resolutions of the member state’s central bank on the transferability of a substantial loan.
  • Successfully representing a multi-national soft commodities trading company in UNCITRAL arbitrations against a Kazakhstan entity in a substantial claim in respect of shipped consignments of sugar.
  • Representing Deutsche Bank in the European Commission’s investigation into the credit default swaps markets.
  • Acting for a sovereign wealth fund in connection with substantial claims for undisclosed commission arising from transition management arrangements and in connection with a subsequent DOJ investigation into a US based asset management company
  • Acting for Skype Technologies SA in a very substantial, high profile, £2.1bn dispute in the UK High Court and courts in California, Delaware and Estonia, arising out of the licensing and ownership of Skype’s core peer-to-peer technology, including obtaining an anti-suit injunction.

5 Attorneys

Devereux, Amanda Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 5767
Farrow, Emma Associate London
T. +44 (0) 20 7170 8582
Halper, Jason M. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6300
Hawkins, Howard R. Jr. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6422
Tully, Danielle Vincenti Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6585