Latham & Watkins LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Has strong international capabilities in contentious matters with a reputable litigation and arbitration group in London. Also has a well-reputed team in Germany that regularly advises on complex cross-border disputes. Highly active in antitrust matters and follow-on litigation, including class actions. Also acts on shareholder disputes and contentious IP mandates. Shows considerable experience in advising clients on cross-border investigations.

Strengths The team attracts praise for its "top knowledge and experience in the market," and sources add: "They are always available and are extremely responsive. They are very professional and offer excellent high-quality work."

Clients further commend the firm as "very professional, extremely efficient, pragmatic and well prepared."

Work highlights Advised Air Berlin on its EUR2 billion damage claim against former parent company Etihad and related proceedings in dealing with Etihad's attempts to move the jurisdiction for the dispute to the English courts.

Notable practitioners

London-based Martin Davies is the global vice-chair of the firm’s litigation and trial department and is a key partner within the firm's European team.