Sarah ParkesPerfect storms – Cases of the year

A decade on from the financial crisis, the most high-profile cases of 2019 and 2020 show the City’s top disputes teams remain busy

Financial Regulation – Increased focus on culture raises question: Is everything OK?

Culture dominated Legal Business’ second Financial Regulatory and Disputes Summit. We bring you highlights from the opening remarks and our first debate as we explore how City institutions are coping with the new regulatory climate

Man with scaffoldingLitigation support – The right-hand men (and women)

With the complexity of commercial disputes intensifying, litigation support services are at a premium. We assess the options available

Lord Dyson‘Serious loss of morale’: The recruitment crisis at the bench deepens

A report on the existential crisis facing the modern judiciary

Kenneth BealeArbitration – ‘There’s a new generation coming’

We report on two set-piece debates from the 2019 International Arbitration Summit

Still punching – Can boutiques keep moving up a weight class amid mounting competition?

After a decade of shaking up the disputes scene, can boutiques thrive for another ten years in a seemingly saturated market?

A golden decade closes but the 2020s promise more

As our 2020 Disputes Yearbook hits desks, it is an appropriate moment to reflect on how litigation and arbitration evolved through the decade just past.

Market Reports

Intellectual Property – A delicate balance
Fraud – Sleight of hand
Tax Litigation – Introducing the hard line
Construction – Building a case


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Stewarts sponsored foreword

Litigation in the post-Brexit world – 2020 and beyond

Litigation market briefings

Stewarts: Disruption, disintermediation and disputes
Singh & Associates: The changing paradigm of commercial disputes in India
Brown Rudnick: Surveillance capitalism
Pinheiro Neto Advogados: Parties’ ability to agree on procedural aspects of a lawsuit under Brazilian law
Brodies: Seeing litigation through many lenses

Market profile


Finance market briefings

White & Case: A cultural shift – has the fallout from the financial crisis changed corporate culture in financial services or is there still work to be done?
GOLAW: Four tips for successful foreclosure in Ukraine
Singh & Associates: Reverse corporate insolvency resolution process
Gilbert + Tobin: Financial services regulation in Australia at boiling point

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Trowers & Hamlins

Market profile

Gilbert + Tobin

Patent litigation market briefings

Pinsent Masons: Business as usual in the UK courts
VdA: IP litigation in Portugal – from the ’00s to the ’20s
LexCase: French litigation relating to the healthcare sector – legal trends

Litigation services market briefings

Independent Mediators: The Singapore Convention – The mediator’s perspective

Market profile

Independent Mediators

Maltin PR: The rise of litigation PR
Harbour Litigation Funding: The coming of age of litigation funding
Grant Thornton: From Barings to Bitcoin, the forensic accounting market – past, present and future

Fraud market briefings

Stewarts: 2020 fraud – Is the picture any clearer?
Basham, Ringe y Correa: A guide to white-collar offences

Global profiles

Shoosmiths (UK)
MoloLamken (Latin America)
Poul Schmith (Denmark)
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (Philippines)
Gall (Hong Kong)
DLA Piper (Greece)

The Bar market briefings

Hardwicke: The latest from the Lloyds/HBOS litigation
Twenty Essex: The evolution of the Commercial Bar

Offshore market briefing

Collas Crill: After a busy year in offshore litigation, what lies ahead in 2020?

Tax market briefing

Simmons & Simmons: Tax disputes – Beyond Brexit

Market profile

Simmons & Simmons

Construction market briefing

Watson Farley and Williams: Key trends in contentious construction

International arbitration market briefings

BBH, attorneys-at-law: Arbitration in the Czech Republic in 2020 – 25 years of the Arbitration Act and counting
Clyde & Co: Settlement facilitation or how to cut short an arbitration and save time and costs

Market profile

Int-Arb Arbitrators

Regional profiles

Trowers & Hamlins
Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Technology market briefing

Market profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard: Technology projects – Plan for success (and if things go wrong)