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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Richard Little

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Richard is a Partner and Solicitor Advocate in our Commercial Dispute Management group.

He advises domestic and international clients on heavy-weight civil and public law matters in dispute situations and conducts High Court proceedings, arbitrations and other forms of dispute resolution, particularly in the: Aerospace, Defence and Security; Energy; Industrial Engineering; Retail and TMT sectors.

Richard's recent experience includes: Advising a large multinational in relation to its challenge to overturn the result of a major public tendering exercise; assisting a well known international franchisor in relation to a multi million pound claim for fees and liquidated damages against an international franchisee and defending allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation; advising an offshore fund and three of its officers in High Court proceedings brought by another fund; conducting as Counsel a multi million pound ICC telecoms arbitration on behalf of a state utility; and advising the representatives of a number of the world's leading electrical/electronic equipment companies defending a private action for breach of competition law in relation to compliance with the WEEE regulations.

Richard is recognised by Chambers and Partners in the fields of Dispute Resolution.  He is described as "measured and pragmatic" and an "effective manager in complex disputes".  His particular expertise in franchising litigation is also recognised by Legal 500.  His clients say "his helpfulness, professionalism and sound advice are stunning". He speaks and writes regularly on franchising litigation issues.

He is also an Associate member of the European Circuit of the Bar, a member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics. 




London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 'provides a highly commercial approach, penetrating analysis and good teamwork'. The firm was formed in 2017 following the merger between British multinational law firm, Eversheds LLP, and Atlanta-based law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP; and it frequently acts for some of the world’s largest companies in their disputes. Key matters included Mark Davenport leading advice to C Bidco (CB) in relation to its claim for approximately £59m against Celtic Aerospace Ventures (CAV) and its Japanese parent company guarantor; the claim arose from breaches of warranties and indemnities given by CAV in a share purchase agreement under which CB acquired the issued share capital of CAV Aerospace, a business which manufactured aircraft parts. Neville Byford is 'highly focused on clients' objectives';  the 'particularly good' Andrew Legg is 'experienced, knowledgeable and sensible'; and Richard Little regularly acts in high-value actions in the Commercial Court. The recommended principal associates are Lucy Webster and Tim Browning.

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