Commercial dispute resolution

Your relentless approach, tenacity and determination to resolve our difficult situation led to an excellent result for us.

Minoo Dastur, CEO, Nihilent Technologies Limited

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Disputes are an unfortunate part of commercial life. Penningtons Manches has substantial experience in working with clients to devise strategies to avoid possible disputes and to resolve effectively those that do occur.

Our dispute resolution team deals with a broad cross-section of cases from major cross-border disputes that threaten the existence of a company and judicial review work to advising on the choice of dispute resolution clauses in contracts and mediating to resolve long-running, intractable cases.

We take care to understand the client’s objectives before devising and implementing an effective strategy tailored to their needs. When the interests of a client are best served by pursuing litigation vigorously, we consistently achieve good results but we also have a strong record of success in the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques such as mediation.

In the field of professional practices we have an excellent reputation for our work in advising on the full range of general partnership and LLP matters, including incorporation, restructuring, partner departures and insolvency.

Our clients range from multi-national corporations, regulatory bodies and trade associations to  banks and other financial institutions, educational establishments and companies involved in group actions. We are increasingly working with international law firms, accountancy firms and corporates to provide clients with global solutions across multiple jurisdictions – particularly in India, the US, Europe and the Caribbean.

The Penningtons Manches dispute resolution team and its members are recognised for their expertise in acting and advising on contentious matters in Chambers UK  and The Legal 500.

Recent work highlights

Successful judicial review application for LMU

Securing a reprieve for international students of London Metropolitan University (LMU) after LMU was granted permission in the High Court to apply for a judicial review of the ban on its right to recruit international students.


International trade mark dispute

Advising a defence and aerospace company in its worldwide dispute with a US defence manufacturer over the use by both companies of a particular brand name. Both companies are suppliers to governments and defence departments in multiple jurisdictions.


Agreement in four jurisdictions

Acting for a Singapore company against individuals based in the UK and USA involving a company registered in the Commonwealth of Dominica, where the agreements had English law and jurisdiction.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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