Equally at home in arbitration and mediation proceedings as in full-blown global disputes, we are experienced in advising clients on the suitability of mediation, expert adjudication, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
We always seek to recommend a commercial solution where we are able, so that lengthy and potentially costly proceedings are avoided to the extent possible.
We handle complex intellectual property disputes relating to IP ownership, patent, design and trade mark licencing issues, infringement and validity in all technical fields.
As a firm of solicitors and intellectual property attorneys we are able to put together the right team to resolve your dispute using alternative dispute resolution methods, with close attention to the bespoke needs of your business.
As an appointed independent and experienced third party, our mediators are able to facilitate out-of-court agreements in disputes concerning all IP-related areas, including patent licences, patent, trade mark, and design disputes, joint venture and ownership disputes.
We offer the skills of alternative dispute resolution group accredited mediators in civil and commercial mediation.
We have found arbitration, whether by means of a third party arbitrator or arbitration panel, to be a particularly effective process for addressing IP disputes with a technical subject matter. This is also a sound approach for clients seeking a confidential or contractually driven decision outside of the courts.
Where consensus between parties using ADR processes is not possible, we are able to litigate for clients in the UK and Germany, and to advise clients in, and co-ordinate multi-jurisdictional disputes involving courts in Europe, Asia and the US and across a wide range of industries and technical disciplines.Read more