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Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

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Litigation&Dispute Resolution



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London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Jessica GladstoneClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP is well known for acting in complex and high-value commercial and investment-treaty arbitrations for global corporations and financial institutions. The team recently assisted with several arbitrations under shareholder and finance agreements and construction contracts, and working closely with the firm’s Perth and Warsaw offices, it also has a significant investment treaty practice. Audley Sheppard QC is the global co-head of international arbitration and also leads the investment treaty practice; Alex Panayides heads the global dispute resolution practice for the oil and gas and construction sectors; and Rob Lambert has particular expertise in the energy, infrastructure, defence and telecoms sectors. Also key to the team are Marie Berard and Jessica Gladstone.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

(Next Generation Partners)

Jessica GladstoneClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP has significant bench strength in international investment arbitration, as well as in complex and politically sensitive issues in the field of public international law; its team has recently advised on claims to self-governance by constituent territories within states and the application of human rights law within territories under occupation. The practice has also seen a growth in Brexit-related instructions, such as advising on the implications of restrictions on foreign investment; alternative EU membership models; and inbound and outbound trade-law issues post-Brexit. Recent work for practice heads Audley Sheppard and Rae Lindsay includes acting for the claimants in substantial investment treaty proceedings against various states; advising on issues arising in territories in conflict and/or under occupation; and assisting with matters concerning human rights law. Jessica Gladstone advises corporate clients, international organisations and states on WTO rules (including state aid rules and subsidies issues), as well as on international sanctions.

London > Risk advisory > Brexit

Clifford Chance LLP’s practice leverages the firm’s public policy, trade and electoral law strength to handle the full breadth of Brexit-related issues. Group leader Phillip Souta also heads up the firm’s UK public policy offering, which also benefits from the expertise of Simon Gleeson and Brussels-based Thomas Vinje. Other key individuals include Christopher Bates, who leads the financial regulatory practice and regularly assists banks, securities firms and financial institutions with Brexit issues; tax partner Dan Neidle, who has a noted focus on EU law; and Owen Lysak, who handles financial market regulatory work. The practice counts corporates, industry associations, lenders, funds, investors, insurers and government bodies as clients, which it advises on a national and international basis. Leveraging the firm’s German offices, the group is assisting a German manufacturer with identifying the implications of the withdrawal agreement and a transition period in comparison to a hard Brexit; the team has also advised HM Treasury on a range of issues relating to the UK’s exit negotiations with the EU and acted for various financial services clients on the proposed EU digital services tax and the equivalent UK proposals. The practice is also noted for its aviation sector experience; Melissa Fogarty and public law partner Jessica Gladstone advised easyJet on the impact of Brexit on the regulations and restriction around airline ownership and pilot licences, while Gladstone and André Duminy assisted Airbus with its no-deal Brexit contingency planning.