General Commercial Litigation
Global disputes are becoming more frequent and complex as corporations and financial institutions continue to enter new markets against a backdrop of tighter regulatory scrutiny, higher accountability standards and intense competition. With more companies doing business in emerging markets, the risks are even greater. All of this creates higher costs and greater liability, requiring that disputes be avoided whenever possible, and resolved efficiently when they arise.
We help clients through the lifecycle of transactions and product development to minimize exposure to risk and avoid disputes. When disputes arise, we guide clients through pre-contentious negotiations and help them choose the best dispute resolution option. We provide expert advice at every step of the process, including litigation, international arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.
With more than 850 dispute resolution lawyers based in major financial centers and emerging markets, we understand the legal and regulatory environment, language, culture, and way of doing business wherever our clients operate. We also have extensive industry expertise, particularly in the international trade, oil and gas, construction, mining, TMT, cybersecurity, consumer products and retail, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors.
Restructuring & Insolvency
Overcoming debt is difficult even in the best of times. In a crisis, our restructuring and insolvency lawyers create and execute coordinated cross-border solutions with a speed and ease few can match. Using a holistic approach, we draw on local and multidisciplinary skills to provide advice on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency, as well as critical tax, employment and corporate issues.
For decades we have helped clients address financial difficulties in debt crises around the world. Our lawyers have represented creditors, corporate debtors and investors in some of the largest and most complex international restructurings and insolvencies. We also facilitate turnarounds and settlements, help raise capital to prevent costly defaults, and assist in disposing of or acquiring assets to protect and preserve value. Although debtor/creditor disputes are inevitable, our track record in resolving them is among the world's best.