Dispute Resolution

Working with organisations globally to deliver effective solutions to complex and high profile commercial disputes and regulatory issues.

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Key litigation risks reflect global economic and technological developments.

Regulatory and consumer disputes have increased with the rise of cybersecurity incidents and privacy regulation. Climate and greenwashing litigation escalates as investor and regulatory pressures put environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance in the spotlight. Geopolitical disruption and supply chain issues elevate the risk of disputes. Employment and labour disputes, as well as class actions are also increasing. 

Our approach to dispute resolution is commercial and strategic. We align ourselves with clients' objectives and work closely with our client teams in executing an agreed strategy. We focus on the issues that matter, not just the process. We represent major global companies on their most significant disputes and investigations. Avoiding a dispute or preventing one escalating is often the objective and, to this end, our team is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, as well as acting in national courts or before specialist tribunals.

Strategic and innovative approach

Aligning dispute strategy with each client's commercial objectives.

Experts in global dispute resolution

Working seamlessly and collaboratively across geographic boundaries, as well as civil and common law systems.

Experience across every major industry

Drawing upon the industry experience of our global team to identify areas of risk and the most apt approach whether arbitration or litigation.


Ashurst Advance technology solutions

Delivering eDiscovery solutions and data protection capabilities to aid time and cost efficiencies.

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Ashurst Risk Advisory

Working with our Risk Advisory team to help clients build cyber resilience and effective cyber risk management to help avoid data and privacy disputes.


Ashurst Board Advisory

Working with our Board Advisory team to help with governance and director disclosure risks.

How we can help

  • Class Actions

    Class actions are on the rise.

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  • Investigations

    Regulatory vigilance and the evolving regulatory landscape means that in addition to responding to investigations and enforcement action, businesses themselves are under increasing pressure to carry out their own internal investigations to identify and remediate misconduct, and self-report to regulators.

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  • International Arbitration

    Market volatility, fluctuations in global supply, as well as changes in regulatory frameworks all give rise to increased risks of conflict with commercial partners.

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  • Public Law and Procurement

    Our team has expert skills in the provision of advice in relation to statutory interpretation, policy development, public consultations, administrative decision-making and challenges.

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  • Corporate and Commercial Disputes

    We advise some of the world's most high profile organisations in identifying and managing business risk, and pride ourselves on our solution and commercial driven approach.

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  • Construction and Infrastructure Disputes

    Construction and infrastructure projects frequently give rise to a diverse range of disputes from project delays and cost overruns to issues with supply and materials.

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  • Contentious Financial Services

    We combine our expert dispute resolution and contentious regulatory experience with the regulatory, business, and transaction expertise of our global finance and Risk Advisory teams.

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  • Energy and Resources Disputes

    Clients turn to us for resolution of strategic and complex domestic and international disputes.

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  • Technology and Data Disputes

    As technology continues to rapidly advance and play a critical role in all aspects of our lives, novel disputes have arisen in data privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things.

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  • Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry

    We have assisted many government departments and agencies, not for profit organisations and corporate clients and their staff to prepare for significant and sensitive Royal Commissions, parliamentary inquiries and other public investigations, including Coronial Inquests.

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  • Contentious Insolvency and Restructuring

    Our contentious restructuring and insolvency lawyers have a true understanding of our client's aims, whether it is a distressed corporate or an investment fund and act swiftly to try to ensure those aims are met often in difficult and time critical situations.

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  • Tax Risk Management and Dispute Resolution

    Disputes relating to tax and compliance matters can be costly, time-consuming and distracting. They can also damage reputations, so it’s important to resolve them as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

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  • Real Estate Disputes

    Real estate projects and transactions frequently give rise to a broad range of disputes

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  • ESG dispute resolution

    The focus on ESG, and competing views as to what sustainability means

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