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: 01 July 2022
The succession of important legal changes impacting the real estate sector continues. Today, the April 2022 law adopting a new Belgian contract law regime has been published in Belgian official…
Publications: 21 June 2022
On 6 October 2021, the Court of Justice handed down its judgment in the Sumal case, marking yet another important development in private enforcement law: ‘innocent’ subsidiaries can no longer escape…
Publications: 14 June 2022
On 10 May 2022, the UK Government announced that it intends to legislate on measures to promote competition, strengthen consumer rights and protect households and businesses as part of its Digital…
Publications: 27 April 2022
Following a consultation in summer 2021, which set out a suite of wide-ranging proposals for reforms to UK competition and consumer laws, the UK Government has now confirmed the changes that it plans…
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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