Banks and other financial institutions face a considerable variety of issues which have the potential to lead to litigation. They need strategic advice which is aligned with the requirements of the relevant business area and the wider institution, including consideration of regulatory, reputational and financial risk which comes with litigious matters. We provide that expertise and have recently worked with clients on some of the largest and most complex disputes in the sector.
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ESG disputes continue to be on the rise, often as a tool to push organisations to engage with the net zero transition with greater ambition, and to improve their ESG performance. Claimants are submitting novel claims, with varying degrees of success, alongside a shifting regulatory landscape offering further opportunities to bring proceedings. Our multi-disciplinary ESG team advises on a wide variety of ESG-related issues and can assist businesses facing, or potentially at risk of facing, ESG disputes (including greenwashing claims) or regulatory investigations.
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Class actions, representative claims and other forms of collective redress procedures are becoming increasingly common in commercial litigation. Our dispute resolution lawyers are experienced in advising businesses potentially facing mass claims in a variety of situations. Teams from across our global practice work seamlessly together to handle disputes proceeding in multiple courts, using our knowledge of local laws and procedures to achieve the most effective outcome for our clients.
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We understand that, despite the best intentions of businesses, commercial relationships can break down, leading to disagreement and damage. Where the resolution of a dispute requires court proceedings, our global team of lawyers can guide our clients through the technicalities of the litigation process across jurisdictions, drawing on our in-depth knowledge of local procedures to ensure a tactical and efficient approach to each case.
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We have leading expertise across all key competition enforcement centres. Our specialist competition litigators combine technical expertise with strategic advice to pursue or defend claims on behalf of our clients before national courts across Europe, before the EU courts, the US courts and elsewhere. We work seamlessly across offices to represent clients in multi-jurisdictional litigation, ensuring a common approach and streamlined efficiencies.
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We have one of the longest-standing privacy and cyber security teams in Europe and have been advising clients since the inception of data protection laws more than 20 years ago. One of our key assets as a team is our global reach. Linklaters' internal privacy network spans 14 jurisdictions across Asia, the U.S. and Europe, while our wider network of independent privacy specialists covers over 100 countries.
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Our global energy & infrastructure disputes team has a proven track record of advising on disputes throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, using litigation, arbitration mediation and expert determination. Our team’s expertise is diverse, spanning nuclear, natural resources, wind, oil and gas, mining, water, utilities and major infrastructure projects, among many others. The team is also highly experienced in investment treaty and Energy Charter Treaty claims and in advising clients on investment protection strategies, as well as advising on regulatory matters in the sector.
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The group’s global insolvency litigators focus on complex, cross-border collapses of institutions, funds and corporations. They draw on expertise from Linklaters’ global specialists in complementary practice areas, including structured finance, derivatives, and capital markets. Creditors, debtors, companies facing financial crisis, financial institutions asserting or facing potential claims and insolvency practitioners such as appointed liquidators trust Linklaters to handle the most complex and high profile restructurings and corporate collapses.
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The world’s leading businesses, such as banks, investment funds and major international listed companies rely on the firm’s specialist disputes team to devise the appropriate strategy to handle complex, cross-border and high-value M&A litigation and arbitration, to understand their business requirements and to solve their most exacting and potentially damaging transactional disputes. A strategic, rather than a mechanistic, approach to M&A disputes is the group’s hallmark.
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Our Pensions Dispute Resolution team deals with the most difficult, complex and high value pension disputes in the UK. Most work we do for our clients never becomes known. We are expert at resolving and avoiding disputes. We always take the most proactive and constructive approach, avoiding going to Court if we can. However, we are always ready to fight our client’s corner.
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Our clients benefit from our expertise in numerous industries, decades of experience in product safety and product liability law and our global network, which enables us to advise on coordinated product recalls and the strategic defence of simultaneous actions across numerous jurisdictions. We provide advice on all legal issues arising throughout the lifecycle of a product - at any time and around the globe.
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Our professional negligence lawyers focus exclusively on complex, high-value disputes that threaten the business and reputation of clients. Much of the team’s experience derives from representing large accountancy firms, on whose behalf Linklaters has built a leading practice in professional negligence litigation and investigatory/disciplinary proceedings.
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When a major government decision is made, public bodies and the private sector need a team who have been there before; a team that understands the needs and motivations of policymakers and business alike. Our team has worked at the highest levels of government and in businesses engaging with the state. We know how to challenge government decision-making when it goes wrong, and public bodies trust us to design robust policies and processes.
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Our specialist dispute resolution lawyers act for a variety of stakeholders across a broad range of Real Estate sector disputes, including major UK and international development and joint venture related disputes, restructurings and insolvencies, hotel arbitration, multi-million-pound development valuation claims and complex real estate finance disputes.
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