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Disputes, litigation and investigations

Litigation is at the heart of our business and we know it inside out. At any one time, more than half our lawyers are handling complex, large-scale global disputes. However, we always consider the possibility of commercial solutions through negotiation and mediation before going to court.

  • Africa disputes

    RPC has extensive experience of acting on complex, large scale disputes emanating from Africa.

  • Arbitration challenges

    Complementary to our International Arbitration service, we also have outstanding experience in arbitration challenges.

  • Civil fraud and asset recovery

    Our pre-eminent Fraud & Investigations Group is known for acting on the largest fraud disputes. We are one of the largest civil fraud practices in the city.

  • Commercial disputes

    We'll help you find a pragmatic solution to any challenges you face in a commercial dispute.

  • Competition litigation

    Calculated, strategic and based on a successful track record, our competition litigation service gives you the expert support you need.

  • Corporate and business crime

    The burden of facing a criminal investigation can be significant. The proactive approach of our Corporate and Business crime team could materially change the outcome.

  • Corporate investigations

    If a regulator has implemented an investigation into your business – or you’re conducting your own for internal purposes – we’ll guide you through it.

  • Cyber-fraud

    The scale and complexity of cyber-crime continues to grow. Cyber-criminals target institutions and individuals through various channels, including hacking, phishing and the installation of malware on vulnerable systems, utilising social engineering to augment these efforts. The effectiveness of such attacks has been compounded by the emergence of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) which have facilitated cyber-fraud by permitting payments to be made outside of the traditional banking payment infrastructure.

  • Directors' duties

    Directors have felt the pressure of growing regulation in recent times, specifically since the imposition of specific duties by the Companies Act 2006.

  • International trade and commodities

    Our International Trade and Commodities team present in London, Singapore and Hong Kong advise players in various commodity markets including oil and gas, grains and soft commodities, metals, coal and LNG.

  • IT disputes

    Combining high quality legal and technical expertise, our leading technology team works closely with clients to deliver commercial solutions across all technology issues.

  • Russia FSU disputes

    RPC has extensive experience of acting on large scale, complex disputes emanating from Russia and the former Soviet Union (FSU).

  • Shareholder disputes

    Disagreements between shareholders and the company, or between shareholders themselves, can be time-consuming, costly, not to mention destabilising for the business as a whole.

  • Trusts and wealth

    Disputes over wealth can get complex. As one of the few top law firms handling private client litigation, we'll be with you at every step.