We are a leading litigation practice. Companies, financial institutions and governments from around the world trust us to advise them on the resolution of their most demanding disputes. We bring to our work a technical strength and a commercial awareness that consistently achieves outstanding results, in and out of court.

  • We are a recognised leader across a broad spectrum of disputes. Household name clients across a broad range of industry sectors come to us for our track record of securing favourable outcomes on high-profile, legally novel, factually complex disputes.
  • We are experts in complex group litigation, acting for multinational corporates on high-profile, legally novel, factually complex disputes.
  • Our work for some of the world’s leading financial institutions has made us one of the foremost banking litigation practices in London.
  • Our competition litigation practice is preeminent: we are advising on the largest standalone and follow-on damages claims in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court.
  • Our tax disputes practice comprises specialists from our Disputes and Investigations and Tax groups who work closely together on tax disputes, forming a formidable, integrated team of experts able to deal with all aspects of the case innovatively, seamlessly and efficiently.
  • We regard it as a mark of our success that many of our cases settle at a pre-action stage, allowing our clients to focus on their business while preserving their commercial and reputational interests. Where the court room cannot be avoided, we are robust but pragmatic, an approach underpinned by the technical strength and strategic insight of our multi-specialist litigators.

We put at our client’s disposal the expertise and insight of the whole firm – including our market-leading Global Investigations, Competition and Corporate practices. Our international approach enables us to work with leading firms from around the world as an integrated team, giving our clients a first class service without borders.

Key experience

BHP Group plc

Advising BHP Group plc and associated companies on the defence of one of the largest class actions ever commenced in England. The claim, which raises highly topical and complex issues of law, is particularly relevant to UK-headquartered-multinationals with exposure to litigation risks in third countries.


Advising MAN SE in several high-value damages actions following the European Commission’s truck cartel investigation. Two of the claims will test the UK’s new collective proceedings regime. The scope and extent of the litigation makes it one of the most significant competition law-related disputes of recent years.

Credit Suisse

Acting for Credit Suisse in High Court litigation relating to bribery and corruption allegations arising out of the US$2 billion financing of state tuna fishery and maritime security projects in the Republic of Mozambique between 2013 and 2016, known colloquially as the “tuna bond scandal”.

Shell plc

Defending Shell PLC and its Board of Directors in respect of a derivative action brought by ClientEarth, a minority shareholder, based on allegations of breaches of directors’ duties in respect of the Board’s management of Shell’s climate change related risks and response.

JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.

Advising JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. in relation to the civil claims arising from the various regulatory and governmental investigations into foreign exchange trading at a number of banks (our Global Investigations Group advised on the investigations themselves). The FX investigation remains one of the largest and most significant global investigations undertaken by authorities since the financial crisis.


Advising Vodafone on a collective proceedings claim brought by Mr Justin Gutmann in relation to an alleged abuse of dominance for charging so-called ‘loyalty penalties’.

Diageo PLC

Advising Diageo PLC in proceedings brought in the London Commercial Court against Vijay Mallya, the prominent Indian businessman, and associated persons for breach of numerous high-value contractual arrangements.

The experience, technical skill and commercial awareness of our lawyers allows us to provide our clients with a complete litigation and dispute resolution service of the highest calibre.