Our clients look to us to help them with some of their most complex disputes. In doing so, we are focused on appreciating that the dispute itself rarely exists in isolation, and that resolving it may not only mean holding the fate of the company in our hands, but that those instructing us will already be busy with running or managing the business. We take all of this into consideration when advising our corporate and commercial clients in order to ensure that not only are the strategy and outcome carefully managed, but that our lawyers can also minimise the burden on those involved.
What types of disputes can we help you with?
Our team of skilled disputes lawyers specialise in high value and complex disputes and contentious issues for businesses. They bring to bear a wealth of experience for clients operating in different jurisdictions and a range of sectors.
This section highlights some of our key areas of practice and experience in dispute resolution for businesses.
Contractual, shareholder and commodities disputes
Our civil disputes team are experts in advising on the both the substance and strategy for a wide range of contractual, shareholder and director disputes, particularly those of a complex nature, across range of sectors, from extractive industries to software.
Our staff have advised on some of the most innovative and complex disputes in these areas – for more information about this, please feel free to look at the biographies for some of our key disputes practitioners: Roger Gherson and Dr Cong Gao.
Businesses can find themselves becoming the subject of freezing orders (including worldwide freezing orders) granted by the Courts, often without notice. The restrictions and requirements imposed by such orders can be extremely complex to navigate, and there are often short deadlines set by the Court for compliance, particularly at the early stage.
From a lawyer’s perspective, there are many strategic (as well as legal) decisions to advise on, and our team of litigators have significant expertise in these areas. We would usually work with a team of expert barristers from within our extensive network to ensure the best outcomes, and that we are poised to go into Court on very short notice should this be required.
Where there is a criminal, sanctions or white-collar component or context, we work together with our teams specialising in these matters to deliver a cohesive and cost-efficient service.
Frozen and closed bank accounts
As the legal and regulatory landscape becomes increasingly complex, businesses can find themselves having their accounts closed or frozen, sometimes without notice or any proper reason being given. This can have severe consequences where clients are unable to access the funds they need for their operational or investment needs.
The team at Gherson is adept in dealing with such situations, and a proven track record in obtaining the return of funds for our clients. Where appropriate, we can pursue the banks for compensation.
Over the past year we have assisted in our clients (both individuals and businesses) in recovering millions in frozen funds and from closed accounts. We work quickly and efficiently, knowing what is most likely to move the matter along and obtain results for our clients. Where necessary, our disputes team works closely with our white collar and sanctions teams to develop effective strategies where more complex issues, such as licensing, come into play.
Cross-border disputes and strategic disputes advisory services
More information can be found here.
What forms of dispute resolution do we specialise in?
Our disputes resolution experts have experience in resolving disputes through a wide range of mechanisms, and before all of the major dispute resolution bodies. For more information on our capabilities in these areas, please click here.