Global Advocacy

A unique strength of our disputes practice worldwide


We see advocacy as a key deliverable of the twenty-first century law firm.

Advocacy capability forms an integral part of our global Dispute Resolution practice, offering our clients an accessible and economic one-stop-shop service, advising on and preparing all aspects of cases before all courts and tribunals – either from the outset or ‘parachuting in’ in particularly complex or urgent cases.

Our experienced advocates work throughout our global network providing worldwide coverage that means we can offer clients bespoke cross-border teams within different time zones to provide round-the-clock advice; of particular importance when applying for or defending urgent injunctions and orders.

As our advocates share office-space, case papers, culture and training with other team members working on the case, they gain a shared and detailed understanding of the dispute from day one and can lead the strategy from the outset. Briefing is quick and informal with simpler, more effective lines of communication and case preparation.

We are able to operate on hourly rates or alternative fee arrangements, dispensing with brief and refresher fees. This means our clock stops when the case settles, often leading to significant costs savings.

Our experience extends to all aspects of oral and written advocacy in domestic and international litigation, arbitration and mediation hearings. We have particular expertise in jurisdiction challenges, the recognition and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards, injunctions in support of foreign proceedings, letters of request and witness statements in support of foreign proceedings.

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Recent Experience

An Asian private equity firm

In an ICC arbitration in Hong Kong concerning a post M&A dispute relating to alleged breaches of warranty and covenant (including breach of the applicable law warranty), as well as fraudulent misrepresentation and negligence connected to the sale of an insurance company (claim over US$1 billion)


A subsidiary of the major African urban land development group, Rendeavour, in an LCIA arbitration in relation to the Tatu City project in Kenya

Goldman Sachs

In relation to claims brought by the Libyan Investment Authority to recover substantial sums in respect of derivatives trades executed in 2008


Insights and updates

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