We have one of the largest Litigation & Arbitration teams acting throughout the UK and Europe, as well as on multi-jurisdictional matters. Spanning commercial, real estate, intellectual property, employment and financial litigation, achieving good commercial and legal results for our clients, whether claimants or defendants, is what motivates us.
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We’re known for our expertise, knowledge, experience and commercial awareness. Most importantly we understand that you’re looking for a speedy resolution to your litigation challenges. Whether that means negotiating an out-of- court settlement, supporting you through mediation or arbitration, or being prepared to pursue a matter with tenacity and expertise through court proceedings, our approach is practical. We pride ourselves on understanding your needs so that we can provide innovative solutions in an energetic, decisive manner.
On 29 April 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Enka v Chubb  EWCA Civ 574, now the leading authority on jurisdiction for applications for anti-suit injunctions and ascertaining the law to be applied to an arbitration agreement. A copy of the judgment is available here.
What to do if your business is faced with the threat of being wound up
Problems arising from the COVID-19 crisis have highlighted the need to allow electronic service of court documents in Scotland
The role of the Credit Department in managing credit risk and maximising cash collection for businesses has never been more critical to a business's survival than in the face of coronavirus.
The official declaration of an epidemic in Poland, as well as the rapidly growing number of people infected with the COVID-19, commonly known in Poland and worldwide as the coronavirus, has in recent weeks significantly hindered the implementation of contractual obligations. Can events related to COVID-19 however be seen as force majeure events and consequently is liability excluded for a failure to perform or for improper performance of contractual obligations? Answers to this, as well as other questions related to the impact of coronavirus on business relations can be found in this Q&A.
As a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Italian Legislator adopted several measures to contain the epidemic suspending the majority of activities (exception of those considered essential, which may continue in compliance with certain specific measures to contain the epidemic). Such provisions have an impact on the execution of pending agreements, leading to the termination of the agreements for supervening impossibility to perform them. In this scenario, the Italian Legislator recently adopted two specific provisions, in order to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus measures on pending agreements.
Spanish legal remedies in case of force majeure or similar in Spain.
This note considers the effect of COVID-19 on contractual relationships with a focus on force majeure and the doctrine of frustration under English law.