Litigation & disputes have the potential to damage businesses, reputations and relationships. Litigation can be time consuming and expensive, often developing a life of its own with evidence snowballing and costs spiralling. If you are involved in a litigious situation, you can rely on Achour Law Firm to fight your corner in an intelligent, focused, time-aware and cost-effective way.
Litigation & Arbitration practice is at the heart of Achour Law Firm’s expertises.
Many disputes can be resolved without the need for court proceedings. We are experts in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and have the experience to advise you on when to use them and how best to make them work.
When we do litigate, we have the breadth of experience to recommend the best strategy. The disputes we handle are significant and critically important to our clients and, therefore, to us.
Clients worry about their cases, and so do we – strategic thinking is always at the forefront of our minds. We don’t get lost in the detail of complex, document-heavy litigation; we master the minutiae but will always focus on the bigger picture ensuring that we understand your business needs and working with you to achieve your commercial objectives.
Ultimately litigation is a means to an end. For our clients we achieve that as effectively as possible; with the other side we are determined and tenacious and won’t pull our punches.
We litigate and win commercial disputes across many industries. The firm has knowledge of the distinct rules, and procedures of tribunals.
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We are also specialists in litigation in :
- Product Liability.
- Professional Liability.
Competition litigation is quickly moving up the corporate agenda for global businesses. Increasingly, companies and professionals are bringing actions for damages allegedly suffered as a result of anti-competitive behaviour.
Representing clients in antitrust and competition claims requires deep knowledge of competition law, procedural law, and complex litigation strategy. Our firm spans the entire range of private antitrust and competition law claims, with particular focus on damages claims. It includes:
- Damages actions.
- Actions for injunctions and interim relief, for example in mergers or abuse of dominance and refusal to supply.
- Claims raising antitrust or competition law violations as a defence, for example in response to a commercial dispute.
Potential liability in privacy-related lawsuits has been increasing steadily in recent years. This expanding legal exposure has been fueled by plaintiffs’ class action lawyers targeting privacy litigation as a growth area.
Moreover, foreign government agencies, as well as data protection agencies throughout Europe and Asia, are becoming increasingly aggressive in their efforts to investigate and respond to privacy and data security concerns and incidents.
In this environment, companies need experienced counsel who litigate aggressively, understand the rapidly evolving legal and technical landscape, and provide sophisticated guidance that is sensitive to a client’s business and legal interests in responding to class and other civil actions and governmental investigations.
This is especially true where cross-border privacy data and privacy issues are involved, requiring companies to have a full understanding of the implications of varying data protection laws and regulations, the privacy enforcement approach, and how those issues intersect with discovery and other litigation requirements in the courts.
Achour Law Firm can provide clients with sound advice on these issues:
At a time of great challenge to traditional revenue models, major media companies also face a growing number of litigious actions. A single instance of alleged defamation, cybersquatting, typosquatting, a breach of privacy, or the unauthorized use of material can escalate into a major crisis that quickly swamps your in-house legal resources.
Achour Law Firm is well positioned to serve publishers, broadcasters, and content aggregators. We are well-placed efficiently to defend your interests without absorbing the resources of your team. We handle publishing and licensing agreements and advise on a range of media-related issues, including content licensing and rights disputes, character licensing, profit participation, and accounting disputes.
Achour Law Firm understands your commercial concerns, and deal with product liability issues.
Our practice covers all aspects of product liability, including risk prevention and risk management, compliance with product safety regulations, labeling, product recalls, and the defence of unitary, cross-border and multi-party personal injury claims. We place particular emphasis on effective risk management as the key to reducing exposure to civil and criminal liabilities.
Our practice combines industry knowledge with understanding of professional risk issues, allowing us to provide you with quick, practical, and commercial solutions to complex legal disputes. We provide truly coordinated advice on the biggest issues.
We seek to use the most appropriate form of dispute resolution, but when litigation is required, we are dedicated to representing vigorously our clients’ interests at every stage.
We routinely handle issues arising for professionals in responding to proceedings. Additionally, we are also positioned to be able to provide advice relating to IP, tax, competition, banking, financial services and corporate finance.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
In today’s economic climate, it can be vital for businesses to resolve disputes in ways that are both cost-effective and commercially oriented. It’s often the case that traditional litigation may not be the most appropriate method of resolving commercial differences.
Achour Law Firm resolves commercial differences using methods such as mediation, expert determination and adjudication. We help clients select the right ADR method and provide advice on tactics and timing.
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