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"Littleton are fast becoming one of our favourite chambers for their specialism in litigation with a company element."

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Company Law

Littleton’s company law team comprises seasoned litigators who bring their significant experience successfully to resolve board room and M&A disputes as well as minority shareholder petitions, derivative actions and director’s duty disputes.

Members advise in relation to a full range of companies from high-profile companies in the FTSE 100 to less substantial, tightly-held companies and in all sectors.

They frequently advise on disputes arising from articles of association and shareholders’ agreements, including where the board is deadlocked.  Their experience in relation to M&A disputes includes advising on:

  • claims under share sale agreements for earn-out and deferred consideration by vendors
  • breach of warranty
  • misrepresentation
  • indemnification
  • breach of restrictive covenant claims by purchasers.

They are often instructed to advise on claims by and against former directors, including those alleged to have engaged in unlawful competition.

Members are adept not just at dealing with cases which involve pure company law issues. They can also bring to bear their substantial general commercial litigation expertise and, where the case calls for it, experience in litigating civil fraud and employment issues.

For those disputes which cannot otherwise be resolved, Littleton’s members bring the advantage of significant trial experience to this field.

Members’ track-records in successfully applying for and resisting injunctions, freezing orders and search orders can also be a significant boon to clients when such relief needs to be obtained or resisted in order best to advance their client’s interests pending trial or other resolution.

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