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Dispute resolution services

Conflicts are an unfortunate yet inevitable part of commercial life which must be dealt with swiftly and effectively. We work with clients across a vast range of industries, providing dynamic and tailored strategies to get them back on track and focusing on the day-to-day activities required for success.

Services

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  • Arbitration

    Our team is experienced in complex, high-value international & domestic commercial arbitration, focused on resolution in a client orientated, cost-effective manner.

  • Banking & financial disputes

    Our “conflict of interest free” Banking and Financial disputes team acts in complex claims against major banks and financial institutions.

  • Commercial disputes

    Our Commercial Disputes team advises companies across a wide variety of industries on the full range of commercial disputes.

  • Competition & antitrust

    Our Competition team advises businesses across a wide range of industries on damages claims where they have suffered losses from the anti-competitive behaviour of others.

  • Construction

    Our Construction team supports contractors, specialist sub-contractors, funders and developers on all aspects of construction law.

  • Corporate recovery, restructuring & insolvency

    Our Insolvency and corporate recovery team works with financial institutions, private equity and turnaround houses, insolvency practitioners as well as businesses and individuals.

  • Corporate reputation management

    Our Media and Privacy team works with a broad range of businesses to protect and defend their reputations.

  • Employment law for employers

    Our Employment team has the expertise and experience to help you navigate and adapt to the changing landscape and provide innovative solutions.

  • Intellectual property disputes

    Our Intellectual Property team advises businesses across a wide variety of industries on resolving disputes related to all intellectual property rights.

  • Real estate disputes

    Our Real Estate Disputes team works closely with property owners, investors, developers, funders and both landlords and tenants.

Sectors

  • Financial services

    Our team of lawyers from across firm offer clients a wealth of knowledge and experience of the financial markets.

  • FinTech

    Our FinTech team works with entrepreneurs, SMEs, investors and venture capitalists, acting across all business stages from start-up through to exit. 

  • Luxury brands

    Our multi-disciplinary team has considerable experience advising luxury brands based in the UK and internationally on all aspects of their business affairs.

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Recent Experience

  • We acted for a consulting firm in a complex £multimillion claim against one of the world’s leading professional services firms for breach of contract and other related claims, relating to a mining company.

    COMMERCIAL DISPUTES

    Mining company dispute

    Richard ViegasPartner - Head of Commercial Disputes

    Case study

    We acted for a consulting firm in a complex £multimillion claim against one of the world’s leading professional services firms for breach of contract and other related claims, relating to a mining company.

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  • We acted for a client who entered into a trade on a crypto currency exchange, making a large windfall profit. The dispute is with the exchange following its freezing of the account alleging that the crypto currency wallet had been hacked.

    BANKING & FINANCIAL DISPUTES & FINTECH

    Crypto currency account dispute

    Robin HenryPartner - Head of Dispute Resolution Services

    Case study

    We acted for a client who entered into a trade on a crypto currency exchange, making a large windfall profit. The dispute is with the exchange following its freezing of the account alleging that the crypto currency wallet had been hacked.

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  • We acted for a pioneering Swiss-based medical laboratory, in High Court patent infringement and validity proceedings. This complex case considered the infringement of a patent for an innovative medical product under the newly developed doctrine of equivalents as recently formulated by the Supreme Court. 

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES

    Medical patent infringement

    Tim BamfordPartner

    Case study

    We acted for a pioneering Swiss-based medical laboratory, in High Court patent infringement and validity proceedings. This complex case considered the infringement of a patent for an innovative medical product under the newly developed doctrine of equivalents as recently formulated by the Supreme Court. 

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  • We are acting for a London based trader at a US hedge fund with USD30 billion in assets under management in successfully disputing sanctions imposed on him by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (with FCA consequences) over the use by his colleagues of his trading ID.

    BANKING & FINANCIAL DISPUTES

    Frankfurt Stock Exchange dispute

    Robin HenryPartner - Head of Dispute Resolution Services

    Case study

    We are acting for a London based trader at a US hedge fund with USD30 billion in assets under management in successfully disputing sanctions imposed on him by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (with FCA consequences) over the use by his colleagues of his trading ID.

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  • We successfully acted for a commercial landlord whose tenant was in breach of its lease on numerous counts, including using the property in breach of the user clause and causing a nuisance and annoyance.

    REAL ESTATE DISPUTES

    Dispute with commercial tenant

    Michael GracePartner - Head of Real Estate

    Case study

    We successfully acted for a commercial landlord whose tenant was in breach of its lease on numerous counts, including using the property in breach of the user clause and causing a nuisance and annoyance.

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  • We acted in an emergency High Court injunction against two former senior employees, who had misappropriated our client's commercial data and software, and  attempted to set up a competing business. Our quick and decisive action removed the threat to the business and enabled a claim for substantial damages.

    EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR EMPLOYERS

    High Court injunction against former employees

    Tania GoodmanPartner - Head of Employment

    Case study

    We acted in an emergency High Court injunction against two former senior employees, who had misappropriated our client's commercial data and software, and  attempted to set up a competing business. Our quick and decisive action removed the threat to the business and enabled a claim for substantial damages.

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News

News

  • Collyer Bristow wins industry award for best training programme 14 May 2020

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  • Collyer Bristow Partners recognised in guide to the world’s leading IP practitioners 14 May 2020

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  • FCA extends deadline for ceasing to issue new loans based on LIBOR – what does this mean for lenders and borrowers? 30 April 2020

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  • Real estate businesses facing LIBOR crunch, finds Collyer Bristow research 16 April 2020

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  • Collyer Bristow named as a leading firm in Legal 500 2020 27 September 2019

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