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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

Aerial view of ripples on a bed of water

Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2021

Progress towards adoption of the Belgian corporate vigilance and accountability act

As previously reported in our article of 4 May 2021, the proposed Belgian Vigilance Proposal (“Proposition de loi instaurant un devoir de vigilance et un devoir de responsabilité à charge des…

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Sun peering behind modern skyscrapers on the skyline

Publications: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

Lessons learned on taking security in a commodity finance transaction

In the first article of our Legal Watch Series with Global Trade Review (GTR), Catherine Lang-Anderson and Brandon O’Neil discuss the steps banks can take to manage risk when taking security in a…

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Magnifying glass

Blog Post: 18 AUGUST 2021

FCA bares its teeth in fight against crypto-crime

The FCA has made clear that it will not hold back in taking action where needed in the UK cryptoasset sphere. Firms and consumers should remain alert to risks (including financial crime risks)…

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Gerkin Tower

Blog Post: 10 AUGUST 2021

Disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in civil litigation

The UK Government issued new guidance in July 2021 on how it considers companies and individuals should approach the question of disclosure of suspicious activity reports (SARs) in English civil…

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