We have extensive experience in disputes throughout Europe, acting for both corporates and individuals.

 

We combine our legal expertise with a thorough understanding of the commercial, economic and political environment to secure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Commercial disputes

We act in some of the most high profile commercial and securities litigation cases in Europe. Our cases regularly involve complex substantive legal and procedural issues. Our lawyers represent European governments and major international corporations, as well as public and private pension funds, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds, including some of Europe’s largest institutional investors.

International

Media Disputes

We act for European clients in English and multi-jurisdictional disputes relating to publishing, web material, music, digital and traditional media, social media, news gathering, communications, telecommunications, apps, advertising, marketing, data use and storage, confidential information, reputations, film, television, broadcasting, and content distribution. Our lawyers have represented major corporates, website content producers, media companies, publishers, advertising and marketing entities, video game businesses, platforms, and telecommunication service providers.

Media disputes

Fraud and Financial Crime

We act for a number of European high net worth individuals and corporates in cases involving bribery, corruption, fraud, asset recovery, tax evasion and money laundering allegations.

Fraud and Financial Crime

Competition Litigation

We act in the most high-profile cartel damages litigation for breaches of EU Competition law.  Our clients’ claims are in most instances based on regulatory decisions made by the European Commission and other national competition authorities.

Competition Law - Chess

Aviation

Our department is the leading practice across Europe and has successfully represented passengers and families of victims of aviation accidents in virtually every international aviation disaster in the last 12 years.

Aviation - Boeing 777

International Injury

We have acted in a number of high profile accidents, involving European citizens seriously injured in the UK or UK citizens injured in Europe.  On each occasion, in conjunction with our European network of specialist injury lawyers, we carefully consider the jurisdictional position under the Brussel Recast Regulations and any applicable Directive, direct rights of action against any relevant insurers, the likely applicable law under the Rome II Regulations, and the pros and cons of the procedural rules in the available jurisdictions.  We then devise a case plan with our clients and European co-counsel to maximise the prospects of the best outcome.

international travel and injury

Divorce and Family

We act for an international client base of high net worth individuals with assets based in the UK and overseas. Our lawyers have particular expertise in complex cross-border issues in relation to financial matters, identifying assets held in other jurisdictions and arrangements for children. When required, we are supported by experts in our Tax Litigation and Trust and Probate Litigation teams, and select law firms in other jurisdictions.

Divorce

Our International Approach

We have global strategic alliances in place with handpicked law firms to enable our clients to take a cross border approach to litigation. Our dedicated International Alliances team monitors and reviews our global law firm relationships and supports our lawyers and clients in identifying the best legal team for each case.

Global

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Meet the Europe team

Our team has great experience dealing with disputes in Europe. 

We are highly ranked in the UK by Chambers and The Legal 500.

David Hughes, Partner, Commerical Litigation, Stewarts