We have a proven track record in managing complex, high value commercial and financial disputes.
Commercial & Financial Disputes
Our London team are highly experienced across a broad range of areas, including:
- Corporate and commercial disputes
- Financial services and banking disputes
- International arbitration
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Directors’ duties and boardroom disputes
- Civil fraud
- Securities and shareholder litigation
- Intellectual property disputes
- Professional negligence
Our team is known for its bold and pragmatic approach to dispute resolution. We have significant experience of both trials and alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediations. We are rarely conflicted and can act against banks and major financial institutions where other firms cannot. As a result, we regularly receive referral work from some of the most recognised names in the legal world.
With offices in the UK, continental Europe and the US as well as close relationships with select firms in other jurisdictions, we are able to work seamlessly on a global basis. Our team are fluent in several languages. We are accustomed to the dynamics of guiding businesses from different cultures and legal systems through English legal proceedings.
We often take on cases involving novel and complex points of law. We can offer flexible engagement structures and share risk. We have strong relationships with litigation funders and have considerable expertise in arranging tailored funding arrangements for our clients.
For additional Commercial & Financial Disputes expertise:
Legal 500, 2023
'A great and close knit unit of ex-City partners with banking experience now deployed in a crack squad to assist the investor and borrower community.' and 'Not afraid to take on difficult, interesting cases, often against the magic circle and big American firms. Hausfeld is able to hold it's own against much bigger firms and often out-manouevres them. '
Chambers UK, 2023 and 2023
"It offers a dedicated team of litigators experienced in taking on complex commercial disputes that are often multi-jurisdictional in scope.” And “They are dedicated to their clients and are always thinking outside the box to help things along.”
Legal 500, 2023
'They attract interesting, serious work, often in innovative and emerging areas of litigation, and have an impressive ability to deliver results for clients on even the most difficult of cases.'
Legal 500 UK, 2022
Nimble and effective litigators with great expertise and a commitment to claimant work.
Probably the go-to firm acting on the investor/borrower side of the market: quite superb in this space.
Chambers UK, 2022
A market commentator reports: 'They are very responsive, proactive and able to grasp the key issues quickly'.
Legal 500 UK, 2021
'They stand out as being some of the most personable people I have encountered in the legal sector. They are obviously extremely bright, hardworking and knowledgeable but they are also a real pleasure to work with.' and 'Hausfeld are one of the go-to firms if you are an investor seeking to make a high-value claim against the big banks.'
Chambers UK, 2021
'The team is driven to deliver the right result,' says a source. 'The lawyers are engaging and personable, flexible and open, and their communications are top notch.' and 'The team are highly strategic, willing to take on risks and are creative in their approach to claims,' comments another client.
Legal 500 UK, 2020
The team which is ‘very user-friendly and accustomed to risk in a way many firms are not, stands out for high profile disputes on behalf of claimants, and is experienced in disputes involving competition law, arbitration, fraud and insolvency’.