International Litigation


Dechert’s international litigators enjoy a reputation for excellence in handling complex disputes, particularly those involving simultaneous litigation in several countries. Governments, global corporations, corporate and sovereign debtholders, hedge funds and other financial institutions regularly engage our international litigation team to help resolve their most intractable commercial disputes, many of which span multiple jurisdictions, cultures and legal systems.

We have a proven record of developing effective global strategies to help clients resolve the most complex, highest-profile disputes in global commerce — and for achieving spectacular results on our clients’ behalf.

Our lawyers are frequently called on to handle matters before courts, administrative tribunals or regulatory bodies. We employ alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to serve the best interests of clients who wish to avoid the costs and publicity that can be associated with litigation.

Dechert litigators regularly assist clients in dispute over: 

  • sovereign debt 
  • antitrust matters
  • intellectual property
  • professional liability
  • product liability (including mass tort)
  • securities fraud
  • takeovers
  • insolvency and liquidation
  • asset recovery and judgment enforcement
  • breach of contract
  • breach of fiduciary duty

Effective global strategies

Dechert’s international litigators stand out for their ability to run multinational matters that involve simultaneous litigation in several countries. Our lawyers are frequently called on to coordinate large, multi-party actions in multiple jurisdictions. We advise clients effectively by devising global strategies that they can understand and support.

We have strong working relationships with lawyers throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In addition, we are experienced in assembling ad hoc networks of lawyers in atypical jurisdictions in a timely manner when so required.

Information and advice provided by outside counsel is analyzed and interpreted by Dechert litigators in order to update the client’s global strategy—on a daily basis, if so required.

Our unique combination of knowledge, expertise and experience has made us one of the only law firms capable of successfully running a complex, multi-faceted litigation against a sovereign state.

Our unique international litigation platform is founded on our ability to:

  • collaborate seamlessly with Dechert lawyers in a range of practices
  • identify reliable external counsel in atypical international jurisdictions
  • develop and sustain effective working relationships with lawyers and clients in other parts of the world 
  • understand the laws, legal systems and approach to providing legal services in a variety of foreign states
  • understand legal documents in jurisdictions not commonly involved in international litigation matters

Vitally, we are relentless in pursuing adversarial matters through to their conclusion. Our knowledge of the procedures governing the enforcement of judgments in jurisdictions all over the world makes Dechert the firm of choice for successful dispute resolution.