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A global economy, diverging legal systems and increased cooperation amongst regulators presents companies with a wide array of legal challenges. We are uniquely positioned to advise on these issues and represent multinational clients in cross-border litigation, international arbitration and investigations.

Our global network provides an exceptional platform for handling major cross-border disputes and in recent years we have helped our clients to achieve success in some of the most complex international disputes and investigations.

We offer a seamless, integrated service across our network of offices for cross-border disputes and investigations, with expertise in individual jurisdictions but also an understanding of the interplay between different legal systems and regulations.

Clifford Chance's global Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice has around 500 lawyers based in the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States, who are experienced in the full spectrum of litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory issues that our clients face. Our highly qualified teams are focused on resolving high risk litigation, international arbitration and regulatory investigations.

We are committed to resolving disputes as efficiently as possible and are focussed on offering solutions that are practical and commercial. Our peers know that we are always prepared to proceed, however, and recognise our record in delivering results for clients in major litigation and arbitrations. Our credibility is also acknowledged by regulators and prosecutors, which assists with the effective resolution of investigations and other negotiations.

Forensic Accounting team

Clifford Chance's legal teams are supported by an in-house team of specialist accountants and economists in London and New York who provide assistance and expertise on all financial aspects of litigation, arbitration and investigations. Assignments vary from ad hoc assistance on a specific financial issue to major investigations undertaken jointly with the legal teams.

Members of the team have worked alongside the Clifford Chance legal teams, clients and independent experts on many of the firm's most significant matters in recent years, advising on a range of financial, accounting and commercial issues across many different industries and jurisdictions.

Directory listings and client comments

  • Established practice at the top-end of the market, lauded for the depth of talent within the team. Frequently seen on major commercial disputes involving a broad range of sectors, including aerospace, energy, financial services and technology. Often called upon to handle multi-jurisdictional matters.
    "They bring strategy and real legal insight."
    "They are always completely thorough, with no point ever being overlooked."
    Chambers UK 2017 – Litigation (Elite)
  • Clifford Chance LLP's 'legally sophisticated and well-resourced ' team assisted Autonomy’s founder with financial impropriety and misrepresentation allegations made by Hewlett Packard (HP).
    Legal 500 2016: Commercial Litigation – Tier 1
  • Financial Litigation Team of the Year
    Financial News Legal Services Awards Europe 2017
  • Investigations Firm of Year
    Who's Who Legal Awards 2016
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
    British Legal Awards 2016