Our global Commercial Litigation practice is renowned for handling high value, complex and business critical cases that are frequently cross-border in nature.
Our litigators represent clients in the most significant commercial courts around the world, delivering accurate, holistic advice quickly, wherever disputes take place. It is this experience of handling high-stakes, complex cases around the globe and coordination of cross-border proceedings that distinguishes us from our competitors.
We work for national and multinational corporates and individuals, tailoring our approach to the unique requirements of every case. We have the full range of specialist expertise to assess and evaluate every aspect of a commercial dispute, devising legal strategies that deliver results in line with our clients' commercial drivers and objectives.
Our experience includes advising:
- A U.S.-headquartered bank on litigation in the English High Court arising from its alleged anti-competitive conduct in the foreign exchange markets.
- BNP Paribas in class action litigation in the Southern District of New York involving claims that some of the biggest banks in the world manipulated the global foreign exchange (FX) market.
- WPP on a major corporate and shareholder litigation in Hong Kong, including liaising with the client and their English solicitors in relation to parallel English proceedings.
News & insights
Publications: 15 FEBRUARY 2021
An asymmetric jurisdiction agreement is an exclusive jurisdiction agreement for the purposes of the “anti torpedo” provisions of the Brussels Recast Regulation. This means that the court given…Read more
News: 29 JANUARY 2021
Shanghai Lang Yue Law Firm (‘Lang Yue’), Allen & Overy’s joint operation firm, announced today that Melody Wang, an experienced litigator and investigations practitioner, will join as a partner and…Read more
Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020
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,…Read more
Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2020
Sports Information Services Ltd (SIS) was not liable for breach of confidence as it lacked notice that the information it received from a third party was communicated in circumstances importing an…Read more
The team's performance has been excellent. They are very savvy, commercial and pragmatic.
Chambers UK, 2020, Corporate & Commercial Litigation
Sources praise the experience of the team, highlighting its commercial outlook as a key strength. ‘Their approach is pragmatic and hands-on; they are one of our go-to firms.
Chambers Global 2018, Dispute Resolution