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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: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

The ICC’s 2021 Arbitration Rules bring new focus on efficiencies and streamlined processes, including through the use of technology

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,…

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Covid-19 threatens surge in M&A disputes

The pandemic has led to a sharp up-tick in disputes between buyers and sellers, with the prospect of litigation and arbitration on aspects of the deal process that have rarely been tested before.

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Global M&A market resets - will there be a change in investor confidence?

The devastating impact of Covid-19 on global M&A transactions, following a collapse in activity in Q2, is plain to see in the latest data. With the exception of Asia, where deal value has risen 23% in…

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Publications: 05 AUGUST 2020

Will climate change go up the boardroom agenda following Covid-19?

We believe that the global Covid-19 pandemic will lead to society at large taking climate change much more seriously. While parts of the business and financial community, and governments and…

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