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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 and insights

Publications: 03 October 2022

Antitrust in focus - September 2022

This newsletter is a summary of the antitrust developments we think are most interesting to your business. Süleyman Cengiz, counsel based in Istanbul (Gedik & Eraksoy) is our editor this month (learn…

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Publications: 16 September 2022

DOJ announces new policies on corporate prosecution

In a speech on September 15, 2022 and in a memo of the same date, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced several new policies and issued several directives…

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Publications: 13 September 2022

Deconstructing Crypto – An Allen & Overy podcast on disruptive trading practices

We have seen a severe shock to the crypto ecosystem in recent months. A number of digital asset platforms have dissolved or been placed into liquidation proceedings, others have sought the protection…

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Climate change

Publications: 15 July 2022

Risks for directors in the spotlight: Climate litigation

In this article we shine the spotlight on an emerging risk for directors - that of direct claims against them relating to acts or omissions addressing climate change.  We briefly consider this fast…

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