Corporate and shareholder litigation carries a significant risk of destroying shareholder value and disrupting ongoing management. We are tenacious in ensuring our clients’ objectives are achieved, whether that be the existing management team, shareholders or other interested parties.
Our team provides advice on complex disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, sale and purchase agreements, joint ventures and disputes between shareholders as well as shareholder derivative claims, unfair prejudice petitions and equitable windings-up. We advise pre-emptively with a view to avoiding the destabilisation that such disputes can entail, and pro-actively once disputes have arisen.
We have expertise both domestically in corporate litigation before English courts and tribunals and globally, advising on some of the most significant joint venture disputes in recent years. Our experience spans multiple industry sectors including oil and gas, infrastructure, leisure, industrials and precious metals. Such disputes can involve litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation. Where appropriate our team works alongside and leads international teams of lawyers, selected for their individual excellence most aligned to the client’s needs.
Our experience includes: