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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 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: 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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Publications: 10 JUNE 2020

Covid-19 – Podcast: Pitfalls of relying on force majeure clauses in asset finance transactions

Senior associate Chris Mitchell leads a discussion with litigation counsel Helen Biggin and litigation consultant Peter Watson about the use and ambit of force majeure clauses and the pitfalls…

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Publications: 26 MAY 2020

Podcast: Exploring the important role played by the OECD in the fight against corruption

In the latest in a series of conversations with leading figures in the world of anti-corruption, Billy Jacobson speaks with Nicola Bonucci, former Director for Legal Affairs at the OECD, about the…

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Publications: 11 MAY 2020

Contracts and Covid–19: what to do if you or your counterparty cannot perform

Here we set out ten key points to consider when faced with contractual performance issues arising from the Covid-19 crisis. They will help you protect your interests and manage the risk of disputes.

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