Our Litigation & Arbitration department is broadly based and has acquired unrivalled expertise, being the first in the country to be organized along departmental lines. Disputes being an inevitable consequence of business activity in an increasingly regulated, high-speed environment, we aim to provide our clients with advice that is sound, realistic and forthright.
Our lawyers’ experience ranges from representation in the lower courts to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, as well as in the Constitutional Court and extends to national and international arbitration (ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL procedures). Most of our instructions have involved highly complex cases, including voluminous documents and heavy research work. We work closely with our clients (most of which are multinational corporations and large local companies) to understand their needs, before recommending the right solution.
Our work in the contentious field has involved all types of disputes, including:
- Commercial litigation, including with respect to acquisitions, mergers, joint venture disputes, emergency injunctive actions, shareholders rights, post-closing and material adverse event (MAE) disputes, corporate governance, and securities,
- Administrative and Fiscal Litigation
- Competition litigation, including with respect to claims arising under competition and unfair competition rules,
- Public Procurement litigation, in all sectors, and in all phases of such procedures,
- Intellectual Property litigation, including defense, enforcement and commercial exploitation of patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as the defense of products and services facing a threat from others’ intellectual property assets,
- Insolvency & Bankruptcy litigation
- Other complex litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, professional malpractice, insurance and reinsurance matters, labour, real estate, maritime claims, family law, successions and additional claims raised during enforcements, court rulings and arbitral awards, etc.,
- Arbitration, where we act as arbitrators and counsel in arbitral proceedings throughout the world, including the key arbitration centres of Paris, Geneva, Vienna or London.