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 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 as 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.
Our lawyers are members of the following professional associations: