Ranked as a 'National Leader outside London', our DISPUTE RESOLUTION team is focussed on delivering high quality service and value on complex domestic and cross-border disputes

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Corporate Disputes

We have extensive experience of disputes arising out of corporate acquisitions and disposals, and as between private company shareholders.

We act for both sellers and buyers in relation to breach of warranty and tax claims, and we also advise on expert determination procedures where the parties have chosen to incorporate them.

We regularly advise in relation to claims by or against fellow shareholders, including minority shareholder claims, and claims against directors. Where possible, however, we will provide advice on disputes concerning business ownership as they are emerging in order to minimise the risk of claims.

In all such claims, where appropriate we work closely with accountancy, valuation, tax (including foreign tax) and other relevant experts with whom we have built strong relationships.
 

Working with the team was an experience where we always felt confident and comfortable that our interests were being looked after. The quality of the legal analysis was exceptionally high.

Chambers 2017

 

Our experience

  • Representing a household-name travel business on its claim against the sellers of a niche ski company for indemnification in respect of its latent Swiss tax liabilities
  • Representing majority shareholders in relation to a long running dispute concerning an unfair prejudice petition and the valuation of a minority shareholder’s interest in the company
  • Representing a minority shareholder on his unfair prejudice petition based on his removal as a director, non-payment of dividends and diversion of corporate assets and liabilities

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