Clifford Chance LLP

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for An internationally renowned disputes team drawing consistent praise for the depth of its expertise in litigation. Advises an impressive roster of international clients, including high net worth individuals and major financial institutions. Highly regarded for its outstanding work on multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes involving the healthcare, TMT and real estate sectors. Able to advise high net worth individuals on contentious trust and estate matters and regularly assists clients with securing interim measures.

Strengths One client reports: "I am very satisfied with and have benefited immensely from the advice and help rendered by Clifford Chance," adding: "The team's ability to understand our needs and offer appropriate legal strategies stands out from other firms; it always provides succinct and perceptive analysis based on solid research."

Another client highlights the team's "specialist skills," appreciating that the team "brings the right people in for the relevant issues, providing practical and realistic advice."

Work highlights Acted for a multinational insurer in successfully securing an urgent ex parte injunction to restrain protests at customer service centres.

Notable practitioners

Donna Wacker
is frequently called on by high-profile banking and financial services clients to advise on insolvency disputes, contentious regulatory matters and fraud claims. A market source asserts that she is "very hard-working, always available by email and very commercial; she'll get things done."