"A hugely efficient team that provides very high-quality advice." Chambers UK,2014

Corporate & Commercial Disputes

Our team of commercial dispute resolution lawyers includes a broad mix of litigators experienced in project managing large commercial disputes, across a wide variety of industry sectors and in a range of commercial businesses. We are able to offer clear and concise advice on a full range of issues from contractual disputes and joint venture agreements to professional negligence claims, fraud and privacy and defamation actions.

We consistently strive to develop innovative solutions for our clients. Our forward-thinking reputation has most recently been illustrated through the formation of our Integrated Dispute Resolution service which saw BLP named ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in Client Service’ in 2014 by the Financial Times.

By adopting a holistic approach to resourcing and managing major litigation and arbitration, we are able to understand the issues faced by our clients to a far greater degree, enabling us to provide a more integrated contentious service. Not only does this make more sense to our clients from a practical point of view, but it also provides them with far greater value.

Latest examples of work

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      Advised a Brazilian oil company in a dispute with a global oil company regarding the breach of an agreement to sell two drilling concessions. The dispute required urgent advice, on jurisdictional issues regarding three jurisdictions on three continents. The dispute was resolved by negotiation.

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      British Virgin Islands

      Acted for an investor in the Aman Hotels luxury hotel resort group, with 27 properties across the world, on a major cross-border shareholder dispute. 

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      Advised a subsidiary of a worldwide travel services and hotel operator, which is in a dispute with a private investment vehicle in the Gulf over the construction and operation of a beachfront hotel.

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      Acted for an Israeli defence contractor in relation to various related claims against one of its customers (a Nation state) for damages for breach of contract. The claims were in excess of US$100m but were settled without the need for Court action.

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      Advised a Kazakh bank in connection with the recovery of US$1.1 billion embezzled by its former owners and associates.

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      Advised one of the largest banks in Nigeria in a major piece of litigation against its former CEO/Managing Director. The value of the claim, which includes allegations of misappropriation of the Bank's funds and the operation of an illegal share purchase scheme, has increased to over £900m.

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      Advised a Singaporean company in a multi-jurisdictional shareholder dispute being arbitrated in Singapore and in satellite litigation there and elsewhere.

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      South Africa

      Advised a South African company, in a dispute subject to English law, on the termination of a multi-million US$ contract to purchase a satellite communications system from a US company.

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      Advised the Government of Uzbekistan in relation to substantial oil and gas issues.

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