Litigation Dispute Resolution and Administrative Processes

We offer legal advisory on the most pragmatic legal solutions in dispute resolution. We guide our clients in determining the most relevant manner in resolution of their legal problems be it Litigation or Alternative Dispute Resolution. The resolution of specialist industry disputes whether in Technology, Intellectual Property, Media, Energy or Financial Services often require specialist knowledge and a range of skills which we achieve through our business knowledge and diverse experience in litigation and arbitration. We are ultimately able to represent our clients in any court or tribunal.

We advise our clients on:

  • Litigation or Arbitration: Often the best options where the client’s objectives require robust action to protect its interests.
  • Negotiation, Mediation or ADR: Where long term relationships are involved, the sensitive resolution of disputes to maintain those relationships is key.
  • Regulatory challenges and Judicial Review: where the decision-making process is not fair or the public body has not acted lawfully. Protection of valuable intellectual property rights, often at short notice, involving interim injunctions.
  • Advising on appropriate dispute resolution processes during contract negotiations.
  • Regulatory compliance: adherence to laid down regulations is key to ensuring that our clients businesses are not at the risk of illegal or unregulated practice. We ensure that our clients operate within the set regulations by offering incisive legal advisory, we update them on new regulations and legislation and advice on proper compliance to the same. We aim to provide our clients with timely advice to avoid any disruptions, loss, or penalties from any form non-compliance.

Litigation

We have a litigation practice that believes in setting standards. We have been involved in a number of high profile jurisprudence setting cases. We continue to work tirelessly to deliver the best representation for our clients in a timely, accurate and practical manner. Our lawyers have vast experience in trial advocacy before courts, arbitrators, mediators, administrative and statutory tribunals in civil litigation and administrative proceedings and have been involved in representing and advising clients ranging from corporates, government agencies and private clients.

Arbitration

Our lawyers are skilled in conducting complex arbitrations between commercial enterprises and represent our clients in arbitration proceedings on diverse matters in various sectors. Our wealth of experience coupled with our business knowledge enables us to provide clients with high quality, cost effective advice, but also, creative business solutions to resolve major disputes.

Our wide knowledge, experience and expertise include;

Regulatory Services
With experience of acting for regulators and for regulated companies we are well placed to advise clients who may consider challenging decisions that impact on their business. Our regulatory expertise spans the sectors and, with necessary business know-how always on hand to take swift action where deadlines for action are tight.

Arbitration
Advice on the choice of arbitration or dispute resolution clause We draft and review arbitration clauses selecting the right mechanism to resolve potential disputes and providing for ad hoc or institutionally administered arbitration choosing an appropriate seat of arbitration and the applicable law, considering whether pre-arbitral ADR or mediation procedures would be appropriate, and advising on multi-party and connected contract situations.

Appointment of tribunals
Advice on the choice of arbitration or dispute resolution clause We draft and review arbitration clauses selecting the right mechanism to resolve potential disputes and providing for ad hoc or institutionally administered arbitration choosing an appropriate seat of arbitration and the applicable law, considering whether pre-arbitral ADR or mediation procedures would be appropriate, and advising on multi-party and connected contract situations.

Appointment as arbitrators
Members of the practice have the qualifications and expertise to act as arbitrators in international disputes held under the auspices of leading arbitral institutions such as the LCIA, the ICC and as well as in ad hoc/UNCITRAL arbitrations.

Arbitration-related litigation
We conduct and coordinate arbitration related litigation whenever necessary to protect clients’ rights. This can include applications to stay court proceedings brought in contravention of an arbitration clause, obtaining provisional measures or injunctions to secure costs or preserve evidence or assets, or obtaining orders for the taking of evidence and other procedural steps supportive of the arbitration process.

Conduct of the arbitration
We represent clients before tribunals in arbitrations under the rules of all the major international arbitral institutions in the region.

Enforcement of Awards
We have the expertise to enforce arbitral awards and are able to advise in all aspects of challenging or enforcing awards.

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