We have one of the largest Litigation & Arbitration teams acting throughout the UK and Europe, as well as on multi-jurisdictional matters. Spanning commercial, real estate, intellectual property, employment and financial litigation, achieving good commercial and legal results for our clients, whether claimants or defendants, is what motivates us.
"Highly practical and commercial"– Legal 500
We’re known for our expertise, knowledge, experience and commercial awareness. Most importantly we understand that you’re looking for a speedy resolution to your litigation challenges. Whether that means negotiating an out-of- court settlement, supporting you through mediation or arbitration, or being prepared to pursue a matter with tenacity and expertise through court proceedings, our approach is practical. We pride ourselves on understanding your needs so that we can provide innovative solutions in an energetic, decisive manner.
DWF has appointed Shiraz Sethi as the Middle East Managing Partner and James Fox as Head of Dispute Resolution for the Middle East. The duo have an ambitious growth plan, building on the firm's success in the UAE.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 Match 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
Shiraz Sethi, DWF Middle East’s Employment partner and co-author of the proposed law, examines the key changes to the existing legislation — modified to bring it in line with international best standards and practice.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
Civil Courts have a variety a tools at their disposal to ensure the recovery of stolen material, and recent case law has again confirmed that Judges will be ready and willing to assist parties recover their assets.
DWF's Manchester Commercial Litigation team was named Litigation Team of the Year at last night's Manchester Legal Awards.