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We understand the impact which disputes can have on a business, both in terms of the diversion of resource and the impact on fundraising, reputation, and growth.  Our clients entrust us with their most sensitive and business critical issues.  We offer a partner-led service, working with experts in our Corporate, Senior Executives and Regulatory teams to provide fully rounded strategic advice.  

Our corporate disputes legal services

We are experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, from early strategic guidance and informal negotiation, to litigation and arbitration through to trial.  We have an excellent track record of helping clients to achieve out-of-court resolution.

We help our clients with:

  • Shareholder and investor disputes
  • Director and boardroom disputes
  • Post-M&A claims and earn-out disputes

Our corporate disputes expertise

We advise private companies, partnerships, founders and entrepreneurs and family businesses across a wide array of sectors, together with their stakeholders including private equity and venture capital funds, HNW investors, shareholders and individual directors.  Our corporate disputes lawyers are specialists in handling disputes involving:

  • company founders,
  • shareholders,
  • private investors,
  • JV partners and directors.

Recent work highlights:

  • Acted for the majority shareholders of a hotel chain in the defence of a claim by a minority shareholder alleging unfair prejudice and requiring the purchase of his shares for £70m.
  • Acted for vendors of a gaming company in arbitration and connected litigation over their entitlement under an SPA to deferred consideration in excess of €30m and the correct approach to valuing that consideration.
  • Conducted Commercial Court proceedings on behalf of a UHNW individual seeking delivery up of shares worth €35m following his exercise of a call option agreement.
  • Acted for a venture capital firm in a dispute over the trigger for further multi-million pound investment under a shareholders’ agreement, and attempts by the board to strip assets to a sister company and exclude the VC nominee from management.
  • Represented a UHNW individual in a successful £200m claim setting aside a shareholders’ agreement relating to a JV vehicle on the grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty by the JV directors.

This firm provides a first-rate litigation service where the client’s needs are always given priority.

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