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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: 20 JANUARY 2021

UK government publishes details of digital regulation to combat ‘Online Harms’

On 15 December 2020, the UK government published its long-awaited proposals “to make the UK a safer place to be online” through its final response to the Online Harms White Paper

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Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020

Mamma Mia! What's up with virtual hearings?

Virtual hearings are so much easier than ones that take place in person – no hassle of getting to court (or even the office), no delays at security, ready access to whatever you need. Or at least,…

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Susanna Charlwood to join Allen & Overy’s Litigation practice

News: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Susanna Charlwood to join Allen & Overy’s Litigation practice

Allen & Overy will welcome Susanna Charlwood as a partner in the Litigation & Investigations group in London. The addition comes as the firm continues to invest in its commercial litigation practice…

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Publications: 26 OCTOBER 2020

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issues final position limits rule

On October 15, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) voted to approve a final rule on position limits for commodity derivatives (“Final Rule”).

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Compact contract - a brief look at topical issues in contract law

A blog where experts from Allen & Overy analyse the latest contract law themes and developments, and what they mean for your business.