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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution group is the largest of its kind and has an international reputation for achieving results for clients

 

Overview

Our litigation partners, who are all highly-experienced and industry-renowned, play a leading role in the largest and most high-profile disputes in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, and in cross-border cases that require rapid and efficient coordinated advice.

Our clients include major financial institutions, trust companies, regulators, public authorities, prosecutors and high net worth individuals.

Expertise

Banking Finance & Securities Disputes

We have considerable expertise in the banking and finance sector and our team of specialist banking and finance dispute resolution lawyers, regularly works with our corporate department to provide seamless advice on the most complex cross border disputes. We advise 80% of the world's Top 50 banks, along with leading funds and fund managers, investment managers, insurers and other finance parties.

Commercial & Contract Disputes

In today's increasingly contentious climate, commercial and contract disputes are commonplace and our leading global litigation practice has unparalleled expertise litigating and resolving a wide range of disputes to minimise any potential impact on our clients and their businesses.

Commercial Arbitration & ADR

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a route that can help to avoid the potential reputational risks, financial costs and delays that often go hand in hand with complex commercial litigation. Our lawyers have extensive expertise in advising clients on a wide range of complex and sensitive ADR proceedings.

Employment Disputes

Disputes and conflict in the workplace require practical and knowledgeable legal advice that takes into account the often sensitive nature of the issues that have arisen. We have a proven track record in resolving employment disputes and our considered, commercial approach aims to achieve the best outcome with minimal disruption to our clients and their businesses. Our specialist employment lawyers also regularly host workshops for clients, helping them to understand how to avoid, identify and manage potential disputes.

Fraud & Asset Tracing

In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, clients require lawyers who can act quickly and efficiently to freeze and recover assets. Our leading litigation lawyers, based in key international jurisdictions, have particular expertise in all aspects of high value, complex and cross border fraud and asset tracing matters and we also advise clients on how to minimise any potential financial and reputational risks.

Fund Disputes

We have unparallelled experience in handling the offshore aspects of high profile and high value disputes in relation to investment funds, both private equity and hedge. Our experience covers:

  • Investor disputes
  • Claims against directors and service providers
  • Enforceability of side letters
  • Fraud and mismanagement of assets
  • Restructuring of distressed funds
  • Redemption issues
  • Shareholders' rights
  • Valuation issues
  • Winding up and dissolution of insolvent funds

Insurance Disputes

Insurance disputes may arise out of insured risks, claims or policy disputes, but insurers are also facing unprecedented regulatory challenges. Our insurance disputes specialists are well placed to advise clients on their legal obligations and the full spectrum of insurance related disputes, drawing on the expertise of our non-contentious insurance practice.

Public Law Litigation

Our public law litigation lawyers are highly active in our key jurisdictions and regularly provide advice to governmental bodies regarding disputes that may arise in the public sector.

Real Estate Litigation

We have a long-established and highly regarded property law practice, with deep market knowledge. We advise lenders, developers, owners, contractors and investors on all types and size of property dispute and regularly resolve multi-jurisdictional disputes relating to large portfolios or private equity investments.

Regulatory Investigations

The potential financial and reputational impact on a company as a result of criminal or regulatory investigations is significant, and global regulators and criminal prosecutors are increasingly focused in their approach. Our market leading team of contentious and non-contentious specialists provides integrated advice to help clients facing regulatory investigations to identify any potential risks as early as possible and ensure that they meet the highest possible standards.

Restructuring & Insolvency Litigation

We have a leading reputation for handling complex, cross border and often high profile restructurings and insolvency proceedings offshore. Our specialist insolvency expertise draws on the technical knowledge of our finance, corporate law and litigation lawyers and considers all aspects of restructuring or the relevant insolvency regime.

Schemes of Arrangement

In the current economic climate, schemes of arrangement are a popular tool for corporate reorganisation as an alternative to restructurings and for a wide range of corporate transactions. We have extensive experience and technical knowledge helping clients to identify and establish the best structure, with a deep understanding of the wider issues that impact their businesses. We advise on all aspects of corporate structuring, and have been involved in many of the newest and most innovative structures in the offshore market.

Trust Disputes

Our team advises trustees and beneficiaries on litigious and potentially litigious issues arising in the course of the administration of trusts and foundations (both contested and non-contested). These include requests for the provision of trust information, transfers of trusts to other service providers, restructurings, rectification, mistake and Public Trustee -v- Cooper applications.

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