Commercial Dispute Resolution
Our litigation and dispute management team in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia has the specialist expertise to manage disputes whenever and wherever it is needed.
We have considerable experience of handling high-value and complex disputes in many different sectors and on a cross-border basis.
Our focus is to keep control over disputes and the costs associated with them. We use RAPID Resolution, our own award-winning system for project managing disputes, to identify issues at an early stage and pursue the most effective option.
We know that litigation is not the only way to resolve disputes. Where appropriate, we use alternative methods of dispute resolution - including arbitration and mediation - to achieve the most practical and commercial solution.
- dependable advice and strategic thinking when you need it most
- early stage resolution of disputes to achieve a cost effective outcome
- commercially sensitive solutions that enable you to preserve relationships that matter
- a proven approach to project management that gives you control of the process and predictability of costs
- commercial troubleshooting to help minimise disputes
- dynamic and forward-thinking lawyers, led by experienced partners, who provide a practical approach to any dispute
Issues in International Contract Interpretation
Disputes are increasingly cross border in nature and as such require different jurisdictional considerations. A concept commonly used and familiar in one legal system is not always easily interpreted in another jurisdiction. This in turn could lead to a mis-match in expectations by parties and limited contractual protection were it to get to dispute stages.
In the series of short videos below we explore the interpretation of commonly used legal terms such as ‘reasonable and best endeavours' or ‘good faith' across jurisdictions such as France, Germany, China, Qatar and the UK.
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- Supreme Courts Judgment regarding the construction of ambiguous clauses
- Fresh Court of Appeal guidance on execution of documents by a company
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- Consultation paper on sentencing for corporate manslaughter
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