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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: 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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