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: 11 OCTOBER 2021
Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.Read more
Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021
An expected tidal wave of Covid-related M&A litigation has not materialised, but the current spate of deals and rising prices could see disputes spike and investors turn once again to the courts.Read more
Blog Post: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021
eDiscovery mistakes made during an investigation can add unnecessary delay, cost and, at worst, impact the quality and nature of evidence available. With the right knowledge and planning, these…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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