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Commercial litigation

At Freshfields, we champion our client’s interests in their most complex, high value and high stakes litigation matters. 

As trusted advocate to some of the world’s leading organisations, we litigate – and win – many of the world’s largest, most complex and reputationally significant commercial cases. Our clients’ cases are often multijurisdictional or transnational, and in many of our cases the outcome has a major impact on the future of the parties and sectors involved.

From a single point of contact, our clients access comprehensive legal advice and guidance anywhere in the world. We understand that litigation can bring a range of concerns from commercial to reputational, and our advice is delivered with these wider implications in mind. 

We offer our clients an integrated approach throughout all stages of the dispute lifecycle. Our team works closely with regulatory, investigations, securities litigation, mass claims and arbitration colleagues, and our local practices all have outstanding reputations in their own markets. Where necessary, we work with our StrongerTogether network of local litigation counsel to ensure clients get the very best team in their corner, wherever they need it.

Recent client successes

The dispute arose in connection with Caesars’s $1.7bn acquisition of two gambling 'racinos' (combined race tracks and casinos) in Indiana, and a $50m license transfer fee imposed by the Indiana Gaming Commission – and paid by Caesars, under a reservation of rights – in connection with the transaction. 

Awards & Recognitions

Securities Firm of the Year – Benchmark Litigation at the 2023 Benchmark Litigation US Awards

Global Competition Review – GCR Awards Litigation of the Year (Cartel Defence) 2023

Commercial Litigation Team of the Year – UK Legal Business Awards 2021 


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