What the team is known for
A distinguished full-service firm, Freshfields is recognised for its international mindset and its ability to lead cross-border work from its London centre. The firm has outstanding international capabilities and collaborates with offices in its top-tier integrated network, which incorporates highly rated teams across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Equally, the firm has established the 'Stronger Together' group of local firms, serving clients’ needs in jurisdictions where collaboration with co-counsel is required.
The firm boasts a formidable global disputes team constituted by its strength and depth within the key jurisdictions, including Germany, France, Hong Kong and Singapore. The London office acts as a key body of expertise within that team, housing a leading corporate and commercial litigation group adept at handling cross-border shareholder disputes, as well as cases concerning contractual breaches and cyber crime. Freshfields remains an unquestioned leader in banking litigation, frequently representing investment banks and private equity firms in sophisticated, multi-jurisdictional litigation, including mis-selling claims and contentious trading issues. The firm is also sought after by clients to coordinate global antitrust actions and is globally recognised for its international arbitration practice.
An impressed source highlights the teams high-profile litigation arising out of the Middle East and EU, remarking: "The teamget some of the best instructions in the market. They are a serious player."
A client commends the team's handling of a cross-border dispute, adding: "The team is very international and can also use many experts in different countries."