Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations
As one of the world's leading disputes practices, Allen & Overy has vast experience of litigating, arbitrating, investigating and resolving corporate, employment, IP and commercial disputes across multiple jurisdictions.
In an increasingly volatile world, our understanding of the different legal and political landscapes in which our clients operate drives our approach to litigation and dispute resolution. We handle high-stakes, complex cases for some of the world’s most recognisable companies.
With a global offering of over 40 offices across 31 countries, covering Europe, the U.S., the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, our strength in handling multi-jurisdictional cases sets us apart from our competitors – be that concurrent investigations in multiple markets, significant litigation, international arbitration, or pre-emptive advice on risk mitigation and compliance with ever-evolving regulation.
We pursue all avenues of dispute resolution and advise clients on the method most appropriate to achieving their commercial objectives and the specifics of a matter. At the heart of our approach is a focus on resolving disputes quickly and effectively with as little disruption to business as possible.
News & insights
Publications: 13 JANUARY 2021
We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of around 1,400 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally, looking…Read more
Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2020
Allen & Overy’s Human Rights Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of the eighth edition of The Business and Human Rights Review.Read more
Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2020
Commercial dispute resolution has undergone a forced revolution during 2020, with courts and arbitral tribunals in many major jurisdictions responding to social restrictions put in place to control…Read more
Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2020
The International Chamber of Commerce (the ICC) has published its revised 2021 Arbitration Rules (2021 Rules). The 2021 Rules, which will apply to all arbitrations registered after 1 January 2021,…Read more
Exceptional magic circle firm with an extensive global presence in key jurisdictions worldwide. Houses leading disputes teams across Europe and Asia which are recognised for their excellent track record in financial regulatory investigations, multinational antitrust disputes, corporate litigation and commercial issues.
Chambers Global, Global-wide Dispute Resolution, 2020
Allen & Overy are my preferred disputes lawyers. They have significant disputes experience in the local jurisdiction and have the added benefit of extensive international arbitration experience through their regional offices – this provides a unique offering.
Client comment, Chambers Global, Global-wide Dispute Resolution, 2020
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