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Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Throughout our international network, dispute resolution lawyers represent global businesses on litigation, arbitration and mediation matters.

We have broad experience in corporate risk and conflict management, advising senior level board members and executives of substantial corporates and banks. Our global network also includes many experienced former prosecutors, enabling us to represent clients effectively in the most difficult and sophisticated government investigations.

We provide a full and comprehensive service in most of the world’s major countries and have dealt with many of the problems generated by changes in the financial marketplace meaning that our network is ideally placed to handle the growing number of cross-border disputes. It is this ability to manage disputes around the world and to coordinate cross-border proceedings that persuades many of our clients to instruct us.

We actively pursue all avenues of dispute resolution available and advise clients on choosing the method most appropriate to them and to a particular matter. Our main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively with as little disruption to business as possible – recognition of this is central to how we approach any matter.

News & insights

News: 13 DECEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy bolsters team with the appointment of arbitration Partner Anna Masser in Frankfurt

Allen & Overy continues to expand its German Dispute Resolution practice with the appointment of Anna Masser, who is due to join the firm's Frankfurt office as a partner on 1 February 2020. A respected international arbitration expert, she will head up Allen & Overy’s German Arbitration practice and will focus on international commercial arbitration in particular. She joins from Jones Day, where she was made partner at the beginning of the year.

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Publications: 12 DECEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy publishes seventh edition of The Business and Human Rights Review

Allen & Overy’s Human Rights Working Group is pleased to announce the publication of the seventh edition of The Business and Human Rights Review.  

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News: 10 DECEMBER 2019

Artificial intelligence is the most significant risk to businesses globally, according to directors

When asked about global risks affecting their businesses, nearly three fifths (58%) of directors stated that technological advances (artificial intelligence and machine learning) are the most significant threat. This is according to the seventh annual Directors’ Liability report by international law firm Allen & Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the global risk advisory and insurance broker.

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Outstanding performance by A&O in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2019 with an outstanding performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019.

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Recognition

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A brief look at topical issues in contract law

A blog where experts from Allen & Overy analyse the latest contract law themes and developments, and what they mean for your business.

Investigations Insight

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A&O's blog highlighting the current issues

Focusing on the latest trends, risks and developments in business crime and financial services investigations.