Navigating cross border complexities to deliver commercial solutions for you and your business.
Clear solution-led advice in multi-jurisdiction disputes
Offering peace of mind for when you need a team experienced in litigating on behalf of or against parties domiciled abroad, as well as conducting court litigation and arbitration proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.
Bringing together an unrivalled network
A significant proportion of our practice involves litigating on behalf of or against parties domiciled abroad, as well as conducting court litigation and arbitrations in foreign jurisdictions.
Our aim is to assemble the best team around you (often in multiple jurisdictions) to enable you to win your case. This includes counsel, experts and document management specialists. We have significant international dispute resolution experience and long standing links with specialist litigation funders and insurers and regularly conduct complex litigation on an alternative pricing basis to suit our clients after careful advanced planning and budgeting has been carried out – something with which we have considerable expertise.
Draw upon our expertise
Jurisdictions in which we have recently conducted work include China, Brazil, France, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, Tanzania, CIS, various US States and Federal jurisdictions, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and other “offshore” jurisdictions.
We are well used to dealing with matters of foreign law and procedure and regularly draft documents for use in foreign litigation. We also have substantial experience of international arbitration (LCIA, ICC, Swiss Rules, GAFTA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc), including at a sovereign/interstate level. For more information on our International Arbitration practice, please click here.
Our recent work
Acting in relation to a global family partnership dispute arising out of a disputed estate and involving assets including property, commodities and aggregates in multiple jurisdictions held via corporate structures. Proceedings were commenced in both England and other multiple foreign jurisdictions including the Seychelles, Cayman Islands and Australia.
Defending an English Commercial Court fraud and breach of contract claim asserting the misappropriation of a port facility
Acting in relation to a global family partnership dispute arising out of a disputed estate and involving assets including property, commodities, and aggregates in multiple jurisdictions held via corporate structures. Proceedings were commenced in both England and other multiple foreign jurisdictions including the Seychelles, Cayman Islands, Malaysia, and Australia.
Defending substantial fraud and breach of contract claims in the Commercial Court regarding the alleged misappropriation of a port facility and other corporate assets in Moldova, alongside parallel proceedings in the Netherlands and Moldova.
Representing a Claimant private off-shore bank in respect of a multi-million pound mortgage fraud case including contractual and negligence claims. The case ultimately settled at mediation.
Representing a former Renault F1 engineer in the Spygate II (“tuned mass-dampers”) case before the World Motorsports Council in Monaco in relation to formal charges initiated by McLaren against Renault F1 for the alleged theft of confidential information.
Acting for a company in a multi-million professional negligence claim against a firm of accountants who advised and prepared a due diligence report in respect of a US investment.
Defending a technology company in the Technology and Construction Court against proceedings brought by a global telecommunications trade body for alleged overpayments and breach of contract. Representing a UK company and its related group companies on the mediation of claims in excess of £40m for breach of contract against its US and non-European distributer.
Acting for a global financial services company in the defence of claims brought against it in the Ontario Courts.
Sam Pinder was outstanding. My dispute was incredibly professionally managed to a highly successful outcome. I was informed and consulted at every step of the way and truly felt part of the process in partnership with Sam and under his professional leadership and guidance.
Client of Sam Pinder
I have dealt with many firms of solicitors in the past and I can honestly say, so-far, I am very happy with Gardner Leader. Currently, I will most definitely use them in the future.
Client of Michael Axe
From start to finish the Gardner Leader team were conscientious and explained everything I needed to know in advance; taking me through each stage of the process. I would recommend Gardner Leader to anyone needing help with personal litigation matters and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Client of Katie Dyson
What a fantastic firm. All round superb service and particular thanks to our incredibly impressive litigation lawyers.
Client of Daniel Smith
From the outset this company have been not only friendly but professional and efficient, their actions have reassured us at every stage that they are the right choice for us.
Client of Andrew Shipp
I just wanted to thank you all for all your hard work, time and effort that you put into my case. I am so grateful for your support and guidance through an extremely difficult, complex, and emotional situation for me.