Corporate disputes

We have a wealth of experience in complex corporate disputes and investigations, particularly with a cross-border element, arising from corporate acquisitions, investments and reorganisations, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements.

Working closely with our specialist corporate lawyers, we advise leading businesses and business leaders, ranging from investment banks and financial institutions to UK and international corporations, private equity houses, private companies, family offices and individuals.

  • We advise on highly sensitive, commercial issues which call for a smart strategy to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives, often in the context of regulatory and reputational concerns.
  • We know how to protect investments and shareholders’ rights, whether through private or activist means.
  • We understand what drives an investment or an exit decision and the importance of preserving investment value.
  • We have the breadth of experience in both the High Court and International Arbitration to be pro-active and one step ahead of our opponents as a dispute develops.
  • We act for clients facing criminal prosecutions. This includes advising on compliance, pre-investigations, investigations and prosecutions.
  • We also have wide ranging experience with alternative dispute resolution ensuring that our clients are fully advised on all of their options to achieve the best resolution.

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"They are deeply analytical yet commercial and can navigate complexity along several vectors in a case."

Chambers UK 2022

"The team is extraordinarily capable and efficient. They are creative and continually go the extra mile."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Macfarlanes has one of the leading corporate commercial litigation and corporate practices in the UK. They have always provided us excellent advice and have a good pulse on the market. They are very much at the top of their field."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"They have great bench strength across the firm. I have been impressed by their commercial approach."

Chambers UK 2022

"They offer great client service and are very responsive. They've been very generous with their time and experience."

Chambers UK 2022