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The Year Ahead – our publication looking at key developments in global litigation and arbitration for 2021 – is now available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

COVID-19 and its effects have triggered many disputes, with litigation volumes in some jurisdictions having already doubled, and our clients expect us to help them spot trends and plan for the future.

Our report features economic analysis from The Economist Intelligence Unit, and legal analysis from our team of more than 1,000 disputes specialists across 77 offices.

In the report, key risk areas are identified, and the factors likely to drive commercial disputes in each industry sector are highlighted, alongside specific local developments in 30 jurisdictions.

Let us hope for a brighter year to come after a challenging 2020. Please contact us if we can help you to evaluate the post-pandemic horizon for your organization.

Author

Claudia Benavides is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Bogotá office. She has been the global chair of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group since 2019. Claudia is a highly regarded expert in transnational litigation and international arbitration. She has over 25 years of extensive experience handling complex litigations and arbitrations related to construction and infrastructure projects, post-acquisition disputes, disputes in the energy sector, distribution and supply agreements, insolvency, and general breach of contract. Claudia often advises investors on treaty planning and leveraging international protections in the context of government interference. She has been recognized by many of the most renowned international rankings and publications.

Author

Benjamin Roe is the Lead Knowledge Lawyer for Baker McKenzie's Global Disputes and Compliance Group, and is responsible for knowledge management and training. He is based in Baker McKenzie's London office and can be reached at benjamin.roe@bakermckenzie.com and +44 20 7919 1000.