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.
On 9 December 2018, the UAE adopted Cabinet Resolution No. 57 of 2018, which entered into force on 16 February 2019 (the “Cabinet Resolution“).
Introduced at the end of 2017, the Criminal Finances Act created two new strict liability corporate criminal offences, both targeted at the prevention of the criminal faclilitation of tax evasion. After somewhat of a 'soft landing' in terms of enforcement we ask: where are we now? What should businesses be doing to protect themselves? What comes next?
The DWF Foundation has been awarded 1.8m shares following DWF's listing on the London Stock Exchange, worth in excess of £2m at the point of listing.
DWF in Australia has announced the appointment of Cameron McKenzie as Principal Lawyer in its expanding national litigation team.
After much speculation, late 2018 saw the adoption of laws opening a relaxation of foreign investment thresholds in UAE companies. While the international free zones in the UAE have long played a meaningful part in attracting foreign investment, where foreign investment thresholds do not apply, it is the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree No. (19) of 2018 on Foreign Direct Investment (the “FDI Law”) which is the game changer for further FDI into certain sectors of the UAE’s economy
Global legal business DWF has appointed Linda Fu to lead its London based China Desk.
Young ITA has organised over fifteen successful events this year all over the world including in Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Miami, Washington DC, New York City, London, and India. The first Dubai Young ITA talk took place on Wednesday 5 December 2018.
DWF has appointed solicitor advocate Naomi Pryde as partner to head its Scottish commercial litigation team.