Latham & Watkins LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Internationally focused disputes practice with excellent cross-border capabilities, advising clients on litigation and arbitration. Widely recommended for antitrust cases, regularly defending clients against abuse of dominance allegations, cartel damages claims and class actions, benefiting from thorough integration with its US practice. Considerable strength representing financial institutions in high-stakes investigations, drawing on its strong banking practice. Present in both commercial and investment arbitration, often active in cases arising from joint ventures and clauses in energy contracts.

Strengths One source recommends the firm for its large disputes team which successfully "comes up with answers that are creative and well thought through."

Work highlights Represented Air Berlin in its EUR2 billion damages claims against former parent company Etihad regarding funding.

Notable practitioners

Described as "a very good, experienced lawyer and strategist," 
Christoph Baus
rises in the rankings due to his activity in the market. He frequently advises clients on large damages claims as well as on investment-related litigation. He provides additional expertise in class actions.

Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert
is a well-known practitioner with a reputation for handling large, international disputes. His experience includes energy and investment arbitrations, where he offers additional expertise on disputes handled under ICSID rules.

Volker Schäfer
has long-standing experience in commercial litigation with notable strength in assisting clients with cartel damages claims.