Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Disputes are a fact of business life. Business expansion and re-organisation, cross-border transactions, increasing industry specific regulation and cut-throat competition, all contribute to render commercial disputes more challenging. Risk management is paramount for any business enterprise but regardless of the risk reduction efforts applied, your business exposure to disputes is a constant risk across all industries.
Most of the lawyers at DF Advocates have some level of dispute resolution experience and all our lawyers are warranted to practice in the superior courts. Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team is composed of specialists in contentious matters spanning various industries, including Gaming, IP, Financial Services, Public Administration, Public Services, Public Procurement and Public Concessions, Real Estate, Competition, Marine and Aviation whilst covering all areas of the dispute resolution space, including litigation in Maltese courts and specialized boards and tribunals, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation and expert determination.
Our litigators have represented leading financial institutions, corporations, government authorities as well as top executives and directors before all competent courts, tribunals and boards (including sports disciplinary boards) both at first instance and appellate level. They also regularly get involved in complex domestic and cross-border contentious matters where they collaborate with litigation teams from other firms.
Whilst our philosophy is to help the client avoid getting into a dispute, when the situation becomes contentious, we provide the client dispassionate ad hoc advice on the remedies at hand and the various possible outcomes. During proceedings we strive to manage and help the client resolve the case as efficiently and effectively as possible.