Disputes Yearbook 2021

What’s next?

A Covid-19 cloud has obscured the current disputes landscape, but as the fog fades, what will be keeping restless litigators busy?

Hot topics

Snapshots of the most talked about issues concerning the London dispute resolution market today

Virtual reality

How the English and Welsh courts embraced technology and flexible working to overcome Covid-19, against all the odds

Written in the stars: the up-and-coming generation on the future of disputes

The Legal 500 identifies the rising stars among the strongest UK disputes teams and asks the new generation for its prognosis

Disputes perspectives

Claire Shaw

Consultant solicitor for business crime at Keystone Law


Head of dispute resolution and group anti-financial crime officer at SSE

Tony Singla QC

Barrister with Brick Court Chambers

Tracey Dovaston

Partner in the London office of Boies Schiller Flexner

Stewarts sponsored foreword

Litigation amid a pandemic – 2021 and beyond

Disputes market briefings

Stewarts: 2021 – a year of change
Koutalidis Law Firm: Unilateral adaptation of commercial contracts
Obeid Law Firm: Lebanon’s dispute resolution system

Brexit market briefing

Simmons & Simmons: Post-Brexit cross-border disputes – what next?
Brown Rudnick: Post-Brexit prospects: London as a dispute resolution centre

Tax disputes market briefing

RPC: RPC interview series – Michelle Sloane

Fraud market briefings

Stewarts: History has shown us that fraud and recessions are natural bedfellows
RPC: RPC interview series – Andy McGregor
Basham, Ringe y Correa SC: A guide to white-collar offences: industrial property in Mexico
Budusan & Asociatii SPARL: Prosecuting corporations in Romania
Van Oosten Schulz De Korte Bahl Advocaten: The era of unbridled mega settlements in the Netherlands seems to be over
Norton Rose Fulbright: Corporate criminal liability in Germany
SCORDIS, PAPAPETROU & Co LLC: Cypriot courts hear major international civil fraud cases: here is why

FCA test case briefing

Simmons & Simmons: Implications of the FCA test case for contractual interpretation and broker claims

Banking disputes market briefing

RPC: RPC interview series – Simon Hart

Competition market briefing

MoloLamken: The antitrust challenge to Big Tech

Retail disputes market briefing

RPC: RPC interview series – Jeremy Drew

Forensic accounting market briefing

Grant Thornton: The value of forensic accountants in investigations

Intellectual property market briefings

Norton Rose Fulbright: German interlocutory injunction proceedings in patent matters under review of CJEU
Gan Partnership: Malaysia’s intellectual property regime in the new normal
VdA: Technical expertise in intellectual property litigation in Portugal

International arbitration market briefings

Al Suwaidi & Company: The effect of recent English Supreme Court judgments on GCC-based arbitration
Yulchon: Virtual hearings: for here or to go?

Litigation market briefings

Norelid Advokatbyrå: Data breaches and cyber-attacks
R&T Asia (Thailand): Civil mediation before litigation
Rivera Gaxiola, Carrasco y Kálloi, S.C.: Litigation laws and regulations in Mexico
Singhania & Partners LLP: Indian courts in litigants’ homes

Insolvency market briefing

Simonsen Vogt Wiig: The difficulties of pursuing foreign insolvency-related claims in Norway