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Litigation

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: 09 JULY 2021

German Federal Constitutional Court paves the way for the UPC

As an international treaty the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (UPCA) provides for the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). As a joint Court of the Contracting Member States, the UPC…

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Publications: 06 JULY 2021

Court allows journalist to access historic accountant’s report held by company’s solicitors

An English Court has relied on the principle of open justice to order that an accountant’s report, referred to in a six-year-old English court judgment, should be disclosed to a journalist as the…

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Publications: 22 JUNE 2021

Podcast: English law and the English courts five years after the Brexit referendum – are they still an attractive choice?

We are now five years on from the UK’s Brexit referendum, and a question remains as to whether English law and the English courts are still an attractive option for commercial parties.

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Publications: 10 JUNE 2021

‘Without prejudice’ mediation materials admissible to uphold settlement agreement

This Court of Appeal ruling considers the ambit of existing exceptions to the ‘without prejudice’ rule. The defendant was successful in getting statements made in ‘without prejudice’ mediation…

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