Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Many events can draw your business into a dispute: a broken agreement, an investigation by a government agency, attendance before a regulatory tribunal, an unexpected loss or a clash with shareholders.

When disputes do happen, Gowling WLG is ready to assist. We understand how litigation can impact negatively on the day-to-day workings of your business. Our priority is to keep cost and inconvenience to a minimum and to protect your brand throughout any dispute - from the outset to its final conclusion.

Our knowledge of your business allows us to work with you to achieve solutions that reflect your commercial objectives. We're results-oriented and will find the most creative and efficient ways to support you through any challenges or opportunities that arise. Our dispute resolution services span the globe, and include effective cross-border litigation and seamless project management, with strategic, territory-specific advice.

We'll assist you at every stage of a dispute, from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and litigation. Alongside in-depth fact finding and risk analysis, our approach to each stage will be carefully considered and applied in-line with the strategy that we've agreed on with you. We'll also ensure that tribunal and court attendances are managed effectively and used to your full advantage.

Throughout the process, we'll report and reassess regularly to ensure that we're meeting and exceeding your expectations.

We advise on all forms of litigation, including:

  • Banking
  • Class actions
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contract disputes
  • Crisis management
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Environmental/toxic torts
  • Fraud
  • Housing management
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • International arbitration
  • Intellectual property
  • Information technology
  • Labour and employment
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Property damage
  • Regulatory/compliance/investigations
  • Securities
  • Shareholders' disputes
  • Transportation
  • White collar defence and investigations

We're also proven leaders in the development and adoption of timely, efficient, value-driven tools for the management of litigation in a manner that is both transparent and integral to your business needs. These tools include our customised legal project management platform, Practical LPM™; project budgeting; knowledge management; and alternative fee/alternative billing arrangements, ranging from fixed fees, capped fees and blended rates to rewards-based/performance fees and contingency fees.

Whatever your situation or commercial objectives, Gowling WLG has the experience, international network and legal expertise to help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about how we can help you, please get in touch with Davinia Gransbury (UK) or Mary M. Thomson (Canada).