International Litigation & Dispute Resolution
In any case involving international disputes, it is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Sometimes alternative dispute resolution methods do not work, and the case ends up in court.
As dual-qualified UK and Spanish barristers, our dispute resolution experience provides a straight-forward approach to assist our clients throughout the whole litigation process. With our considerable experience in international litigation across most areas of the law, we have the expertise to build a case.
Del Canto Chambers has an extensive network of partners around the world to support the interests of our clients. As a specialist international tax and legal firm, Del Canto Chambers is part of The Leading Edge Alliance, a network of 215 firms with 586 offices in over 100 countries.
Our international advocacy team can handle everything from start to finish. We will advise on a strategy from the outset, draw upon our considerable experience of litigation and /or arbitration to give objective and independent advice on the strengths or weaknesses of case and the prospects of success
As qualified barristers we are able to provide a seamless international advocacy service for our clients, from initial case preparation and evidence gathering through to representation in Court. This can help reduce litigation costs and our partner-led approach means your case will be handled personally and consistently.
London Dispute Resolution & English Courts
London is one of the world’s leading centres for dispute resolution. It offers a range of dispute resolution mechanisms through the Courts, arbitration and mediation.
English courts recognise the benefits of mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in helping parties to settle cases outside the court process. Even after litigation has commenced, there are a number of stages when the court can stay proceedings to enable the parties to mediate. Our expertise in the international field is reflected in the wide variety of clients for whom we act including airlines, ship owners, gas and oil companies, traders and entrepreneurs. We never lose sight of the commercial realities, consequences, the pressures and priorities that our clients have to face every day.
Our experience in International Commercial Arbitration expands to many economic sectors and areas, such as construction, real estate and engineering, energy (oil & gas) and civil liability, among others. We also handle disputes arising from commercial distribution and agency, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and corporate disputes. We are well versed in arbitration and related court proceedings, such as jurisdiction challenges, freezing orders and the enforcement of arbitral awards.
Spanish & EU Courts
Our strong dispute resolution team represent clients before Spanish domestic and EU courts (including the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union), international and domestic arbitration. We coordinate proceedings in more than one jurisdiction.
We are frequently requested to appear before the courts to enforce English judgments and decisions in Spain. Enforcing a court decision before Spanish courts involve new proceedings requesting the reimbursement of a sum of money, the right to have an action carried out or not carried out, or that a recognised right be fulfilled by registration in the relevant public registry, depending on the order. After the Brexit transition period enforcement of judgments between the UK and EU member states will essentially be countries’ national laws including the “exequatur” court proceedings to obtain first a recognition and finally the enforcement of the judgement.
Our litigation lawyers provide advice and act at all stages of the litigation, including ordinary appeals against decisions by the first instance courts. We are specialists in the preparation of appeals before the superior courts and the Spanish Supreme Court. We can assess the risks, costs, procedures and advise on the best strategies when dealing with the judicial system in Spain. If there is a cross-border element our dual-qualified lawyers will be able to advise on the regulation and associated implications.
How can we help you?
Our team of international dispute resolution experts are dual-qualified in the UK and in Spain, and can provide you with high quality legal advocacy and litigation before national and international courts, and tribunals. We also have access to expertise in other countries through our Leading Edge Alliance network. At Del Canto Chambers, our professionals will stand by you when a situation gets complicated to help find the best solution.