Our substantial commercial litigation and ADR practice advises clients across the globe.
The group has an unrivalled reputation for working in emerging markets and continues to expand alongside our global networks; ensuring clients have access to first-rate contentious advice wherever they operate.
Our Commercial Litigation and ADR group has three key elements: proven disputes expertise, deep sector understanding and global capability. Recognised as 'pre-eminent' and 'elite' by the directories, we take a practical, commercially-minded approach to resolving disputes across the full range of sectors. Our global network of offices enables us to offer experience across a wide spectrum of jurisdictions, meaning we can assist clients wherever they do business.
The group incorporates practices with specific contentious focus, including banking and financial services, class actions, energy and natural resources, corporate and M&A, and many more.
Our global group is adept at managing cross-border and big-ticket litigation, where the stakes are high and are often business critical. We understand the different ways a dispute can be resolved, and are flexible enough to respond to the idiosyncrasies of each dispute and our client's needs as they develop. As a result of our close sector alignment, resolving disputes is in our DNA, and we stand out as one of the leading global practices in the market.
The broad litigation experience and deep sector knowledge of our lawyers makes us well-placed to handle complex class actions affecting all industries and jurisdictions.
Effectively managing a class action suit takes more than legal knowledge; astute case management skills and a thorough understanding of our client's objectives are vital components of a successful pleading. Our global network and industry knowledge come into their own in these cases, offering clients a consistently high quality of attention and pragmatic advice wherever they are in the world.
Our class action group defends major corporates, insurers and influential individuals against class action law suits, involving a range of issues from product liability and consumer protection to securities and shareholder actions. A small number of our lawyers also act as class counsel, representing groups of plaintiffs in these actions.
Our lawyers have experience in every aspect of class action practice, from obtaining and defeating class certification to prosecuting and defending complex class action trials, always recognising that class actions can amount to business critical litigation for the organisation concerned. Our skilled litigators are also able to call on our broader disputes practice, particularly in those sectors regularly targeted for class actions such as healthcare, financial services and retail and consumer.