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Commercial Contracts and Agency Disputes

Keidan Harrison are accustomed to dealing with a variety of commercial disputes of substantial value and of various types arising between businesses in many industry sectors.

These disputes regularly involve an international element and are often litigated in the Commercial Court within the Business and Property Courts, or other divisions of the High Court. Our expertise includes:

  • Commercial disputes arising out of M&A transactions, shareholders and investment agreements, joint ventures, distribution agreements and the supply of goods and services.
  • Agency disputes that involve acting for either principal or agent, including advising on the question of compensation where an agency arrangement is terminated both arising out of the contractual arrangement and the Commercial Agency (Council Directive) Regulations 1993.

As we operate from a conflict-free platform, we are particularly suited to act in claims against substantial entities, such has UK and international public companies, where conflicts of interests often prevent the larger law firms from acting.

In cross-border work, we are experienced in both bringing and defending challenges to the jurisdiction of the English Courts, including where there are parallel claims in other jurisdictions.

We take a savvy and commercial approach to cases, one that is partner-led and tailored to our clients’ commercial objectives. Where necessary, we can help our clients obtain third party disputes funding to assist the financing of claims. Where it suits our clients’ commercial objectives, we are adept at the use of alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation as well as direct face-to-face negotiations, to help clients find cost-effective solutions to their disputes and, where possible, preserve their valued business relationships.

Marc Keidan is a force of nature: irrepressibly energetic; absolutely determined to find the right strategic solution; hugely client focused and ever sensitive to the client's commercial (and cost) needs. He is also hugely knowledgeable about misselling claims against banks.

Luke Harrison is a first class tactician, always obtains the best result for his clients. He is incredibly hard working and seems to never run out of energy

Marc Keidan is a charming and charismatic partner. He inspires confidence in his clients.

Luke Harrison is very insightful and has an ability to read into what the other side are thinking, and he has an uncanny ability to know how they will react. He has a fine analytical mind and he is highly respected amongst his peers.

Marc Keidan - truly experienced, fearless and fantastic to work with.

I am always amazed and impressed by Luke Harrison's energy and enthusiasm in respect of each and every case. He always has time for both clients and counsel and always goes the extra mile.

Marc Keidan is well known for knowing pretty much everything that is going on in the litigation arena at any one time. He is a real brain box. He is pragmatic and extremely bright.

Luke Harrison is an inspirational leader and very well known in the market and admired for what he has done.

Meet our specialist team: Commercial Contracts and Agency Disputes

Marc Keidan
Marc Keidan


Luke Tucker Harrison
Luke Tucker Harrison

Partner & Solicitor Advocate

Laura Code
Laura Coad


Kit Smith
Kit Smith


Srishti Jain
Srishti Jain


Professional associations

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