Globalization of the world's markets has brought ever-increasing opportunities for international commerce, the effect of which is to connect people, products and businesses throughout the world. With globalization, however, comes increased legal, regulatory, political, cultural, financial and reputational complexity and risk for international businesses.

Disputes arising in the context of international commerce tend to be equally complicated, often involving multiple proceedings advancing at the same time before courts of different jurisdictions. Effectively managing such disputes requires lawyers who possess a comprehensive knowledge of local law, procedure and market conditions, lawyers skilled at combining that knowledge with broad international experience, and lawyers with a truly global perspective and a thorough understanding of your business and its objectives. We call this Cross-Border Litigation.

As the largest litigation practice in the world, with over 1,800 lawyers in more than 30 countries spread across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, DLA Piper has more Cross-Border Litigation lawyers than any other firm. Our practice sits alongside our highly regarded International Arbitration group and leverages the firm's unrivalled teams of sector-focused lawyers to safeguard your business interests whenever, wherever and in whatever forum a dispute may arise.

In those jurisdictions where DLA Piper does not have an actual presence, the firm has well-established and trusted relationships with local firms who understand our approach to litigation, our commitment to quality and client service, and who share our international vision. In short, wherever your dispute arises and is to be resolved, DLA Piper has the experience and the sector-focused teams to secure the best outcome for your business.

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