Allen & Overy has a large and diverse Litigation practice renowned for its expertise in high-value, complex cases that are frequently cross-border in nature.
Our global practice is recognised for protecting clients’ interests across the full range of contentious issues that a multinational business may encounter, whether we are handling complex international issues or local matters. We handle the full range of corporate and commercial disputes, including competition and antitrust litigation, employment litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, class actions, insurance litigation, securities litigation and issues arising from corporate transactions. We also have extensive experience handling contentious regulatory proceedings, investigations and criminal matters.
A&O’s leading litigators work seamlessly in integrated teams with our transactional and advisory colleagues, providing in-depth market expertise and product knowledge that gives clients an edge in disputes and enables us to pre-empt and protect against potential risks to their businesses.
Our main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively with as little disruption to business as possible. We can handle any contentious issue, wherever in the world it may occur, and we can advise on regulatory investigations and criminal matters involving bribery and corruption, cartels and antitrust, fraud, data and cybersecurity breaches and tax, among other areas.
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Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2021
As previously reported in our article of 4 May 2021, the proposed Belgian Vigilance Proposal (“Proposition de loi instaurant un devoir de vigilance et un devoir de responsabilité à charge des…Read more
Publications: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021
In the first article of our Legal Watch Series with Global Trade Review (GTR), Catherine Lang-Anderson and Brandon O’Neil discuss the steps banks can take to manage risk when taking security in a…Read more
Blog Post: 18 AUGUST 2021
The FCA has made clear that it will not hold back in taking action where needed in the UK cryptoasset sphere. Firms and consumers should remain alert to risks (including financial crime risks)…Read more
Blog Post: 10 AUGUST 2021
The UK Government issued new guidance in July 2021 on how it considers companies and individuals should approach the question of disclosure of suspicious activity reports (SARs) in English civil…Read more
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.
Chambers Global-wide 2020, Dispute Resolution
They are really excellent for international disputes. In major arbitrations and major international disputes, I would feel more comfortable with them because they have many offices which have excellent partners and associates.
Chambers Global-Wide 2019, Dispute Resolution
Exceptional firm with an extensive global presence.
Chambers Global 2018, Global-wide Dispute Resolution
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