Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution for Private Equity

Disputes are an inevitable part of any business. Aside from the associated cost and risk, they create a distraction that takes you away from what you do best.

This is especially relevant for our portfolio company clients operating within the Private Equity sector, where key drivers such as active post-transaction integration, performance and risk management can lead to disputes.

Whilst no two disputes are the same, our corporate clients need agile advisors who truly understand not only the business, but also its risk profile and the commercial objectives and exit strategy of the management team.

Head of Private Equity Matt Stoate in discussion

Our services

We regularly advise on the following areas which are particularly relevant to companies operating within the Private Equity sector.

How we can help:

  • Earn out/consideration disputes.
  • Breach of contract and warranty claims.
  • Boardroom/shareholder disputes.
  • Misrepresentation claims.
  • Fraud, bribery and corruption claims.
  • Protection of IP rights and confidential information.
  • Supplier disputes.
  • Contract management (including key contract reviews and advice on under-delivering/onerous contracts/portfolios, termination and exit strategies).

Why choose Foot Anstey?

Our highly experienced and specialist team of Dispute Resolution lawyers work hand in hand with our Private Equity team to ensure that we can provide our corporate clients with strategic advice and support which meets those objectives in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

Where that objective is to minimise risk and cost, quite often we are able to de-escalate tensions and prevent them from escalating into full blown disputes.  On the other hand, if the objective is to enforce a client’s strict legal rights, we can provide strategic and tactical advice, often on very short notice, on the most effective way to achieve that.

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We have a proven track record for our corporate and Private Equity clients in defending, pursuing and resolving disputes and claims. Many of these disputes have an international element.

If you or your business would like to talk to us to find out how we can assist you with avoiding or managing a dispute, please do not hesitate to contact us for an initial chat – we would love to hear from you.

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