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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.

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Publications: 06 July 2022

A guide: practical tips on D&O and indemnities

Indemnification and insurance products: understanding the gaps The two key protection products available to senior managers and directors are D&O insurance and indemnities. There are legal…

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Publications: 14 March 2022

Asset protection for foreign investors in Russia: international and domestic remedies

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in clear violation of Article 2 of the Charter of the United Nations, is first and foremost a humanitarian catastrophe.

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Publications: 14 March 2022

Podcast: Strategies when litigating divisional patents

Why are divisional patent applications important to consider when litigating a parent patent?

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Publications: 13 January 2022

Global trends in private M&A 2022

We have recently produced our annual client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 1,500 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on…

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