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Confidential information

From disputes to transactions to compliance, we help you protect and handle your confidential information with confidence.

Advising on all aspects of confidential information, including creation, use and enforcement, establishing and maintaining appropriate policies and procedures, our team takes on high profile and business critical matters.

From trade secrets, knowhow and confidential information, to complex co-development and research arrangements to corporate transactions to non-disclosure agreements - we do it all. We can even support you with internal policies and carry out audits.

And if you find yourself in a dispute, our team based in London, Hong Kong and Singapore are well placed to defend you in court or in major international arbitrations. We advise on obtaining urgent interim relief, including Search and Delivery Up Orders, and can act as independent Supervising Solicitors appointed by the court.

We are top ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 for our privacy work and consistently deliver results for our media clients, who include leading newspapers, broadcasters, publishers and technology companies.

Where we need to work alongside lawyers in other jurisdictions, we are part of the TerraLex network and have access to over 150 law firms in 100 jurisdictions across the globe.

Examples of work

Successfully bringing multi-million pound claims in a leading breach of confidence case against a well-known UK bank, including an eight week High Court trial

Advising on significant international arbitration proceedings in China and Hong Kong concerning knowhow licences in the energy industry

Obtaining and executing a Search Order for a hedge fund against former employees on the basis of breach of confidence

Successfully defending a FTSE100 financial services company at a High Court trial from multi-million pound claims alleging misuse of confidential information and securing an award of indemnity costs

Delivering an audit and compliance project for a well-known multinational in respect of its own and third party confidential information, drafting policies and procedures, and advising on related regulatory issues