International Disputes

With the global nature of the economy, we know that being able to provide a seamless cross-border service to our clients is essential.

We can confidently and quickly handle your international disputes, as and when they arise. We have wide-ranging experience gained from our team’s previous work in international law firms. We have also established strong relationships with legal experts in various jurisdictions that we trust, to ensure comprehensive coverage and seamless management of your case.

We have resolved commercial disputes in, or involving, the following jurisdictions: US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, India, China, Singapore, Egypt, Liberia, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Mozambique, Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, Australia, and the Marshall Islands.

How we can help

Provide expert strategic analysis of your individual case, advise you through the process and implement a plan of action.

Work with our network of trusted legal professionals in other jurisdictions to provide seamless international dispute resolution.

Over 90% of our cases result in successful settlement before trial or final hearing.

Recent examples of work by members of the team include:

  • Acted for a US dairy manufacturer in a (US)$50 million+ dispute over the sale and supply of 15,000 tonnes of butter to the Middle East resulting from an acute shortage of shipping and other issues.
  • Represented a Chinese city port in what is thought to be one of the first international disputes of its kind, arising out of the cancelled visit of the Clipper Round the World yacht race because of the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020.
  • Acted for a Polish importer of denatured ethanol, which was manufactured in Germany, routed through Hungary and seized by the Polish tax authorities due to allegations that the ethanol was not properly denatured.
  • Acting for a European airline in its defence of a class action by up to 32 of its pilots, currently proceeding in the UK High Court.
  • International fraud and tracing – Acted for a British Virgin Islands (BVI) based corporate services group in a highly litigated fraud claim against a former director. The claim involved disputes in BVI, Luxembourg, France, Morocco and England where one of the many injunction hearings was reported: Circumference Investments (Europe) Ltd v Martin (Rev 1) (2021) High Court.
  • Product liability – Acted for the largest dairy supplier in Poland in a seven-figure dispute with a household name US chocolate maker over a strongly disputed allegation of Salmonella contamination.
  • Franchising – Acted for a luxury shoe manufacturer in the termination of its 30 year old US franchise. A settlement achieved after a prolonged negotiation in the UK and New York.
  • Commercial disputes – A number of cases over the years, most recently for a well-known US based supplier of smart-phone cases in dispute over the purchase of a competitor.
  • EU commercial agency regulations – We have many years’ experience of advising clients on the significant issues presented by these regulations, most recently for a large insurance claims manager.
  • Arbitration – Including LCIA, ICC, Gafta and LMAA.
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