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Funds Litigation

Allen & Overy boasts deep experience of advising alternative lenders and investment fund managers on a broad range of litigation.

Our litigators around the world take a practical and commercial approach to resolving disputes as efficiently and effectively as possible, working for funds on disputes involving acquisitions and sales, commercial contracts, mis-selling and insolvency.

Examples of our fund litigation work include advising:

  • Over 30 international investors (including many private equity funds) in ten different claims under the Energy Charter Treaty against the Kingdom of Spain, relating to investments in renewable energy plants in Spain.
  • A major international hedge fund in relation to the theft of highly valuable information and trading strategies by a former UK employee. The case involves civil and criminal proceedings and injunctions in a number of jurisdictions including England, Hong Kong and the U.S.
  • A global private equity fund in relation to a EUR350m claim against it concerning the amount of additional consideration payable following the acquisition and subsequent disposal of a major brewing business.

News & insights

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Publications: 27 April 2022

UK Government confirms reforms to competition and consumer laws

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…

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Publications: 26 April 2022

A whole new world online: The UK government introduces the Online Safety Bill to Parliament

The genie is out of the bottle on what can only be described as a revolution in the online operations of certain companies providing services in the UK. After a number of developments during February…

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Publications: 07 April 2022

Revised disciplinary rules for auditors gazetted for the South African market

South Africa’s regulator for the auditing profession, the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), has introduced revised disciplinary rules for registered auditors (the Revised Rules),…

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Publications: 30 March 2022

Russian invasion of Ukraine - Implications for commercial parties

The human cost of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is devastating. It is rightly the focus of attention around the globe, including for commercial parties with operations or business relationships with a…

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