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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: 05 MARCH 2021

Podcast: How does a material adverse change clause work in these uncertain times?

The enforceability of material adverse change clauses (“MAC clauses”) in commercial contracts is an area which has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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News: 26 FEBRUARY 2021

A&O partners with Young Citizens for Justice Week 2021

LONDON – Allen & Overy has once again partnered with Young Citizens to help deliver the Big Legal Lesson, as part of Justice Week 2021. 

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Publications: 24 FEBRUARY 2021

Why investors should care about their portfolio companies infringing competition law

Financial investors, including private equity businesses, can be held liable for competition law infringements committed by one of their portfolio companies.

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News: 18 FEBRUARY 2021

A&O India Group maintains top ranking for foreign law firm in India

LONDON – Allen & Overy’s India Group practice has maintained its position as a Tier 1 Foreign Firm in India, by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.   

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