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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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News: 15 November 2023

World class cyber team to join A&O to provide clients with an unrivalled holistic data offering

A world class team of cybersecurity incident response experts is to join A&O. Ffion Flockhart joins as partner and global head of cybersecurity. She is joined by partner Charlie Weston-Simons. They…

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Publications: 03 October 2023

The new space race: Managing disputes risks in a lawless and limitless environment

The dynamics of the new space race significantly increase disputes risks as space becomes more congested and the competition to get ahead intensifies.

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Publications: 03 October 2023

Mining and manufacturing in outer space: The new frontier in disputes risks

Exploiting natural resources, manufacturing products and growing food in space are now well within the realms of possibility. Identifying, assessing and mitigating disputes risks arising from these…

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Publications: 03 October 2023

Regulating AI: Businesses need to prepare for increasing risk of future disputes

With AI we face a combination of accelerating technological development and, depending on the jurisdiction, a greater or lesser degree of legislative intervention.

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