Quinn Emanuel has a large and dynamic practice representing sovereign wealth funds, their portfolio companies, and central banks in myriad disputes around the globe. We have assisted these clients in highly confidential and sensitive investigations at the fund level, their subsidiaries and vendors, and have successfully assisted them with regulatory inquiries in the United States and other countries. We have also handled litigations and arbitrations involving their subsidiaries, as claimants/plaintiffs as well as a respondents/defendants. These disputes range from discrete issues in one jurisdiction to complex multi-jurisdiction litigation and international arbitrations.
There are several attributes of Quinn Emanuel that set us apart from other firms in this area.
Unique Resources and Experience. Our firm brings a commitment of resources and depth of experience in litigation, arbitration and investigations that no other firm can provide. Quinn Emanuel is not just a large firm, with over 650 lawyers in 21 offices worldwide, but we also have over 25 partners who are former prosecutors and high level government lawyers. As a result, we are keenly attuned to the sensitives and needs of sovereign wealth funds and government agencies. In every matter, we are sensitive to the unique commercial and governmental considerations of sovereign wealth funds, and help them devise strategies to account for those considerations.
Rare Insight into the Other Side. Quinn Emanuel is also unique in that we represent both plaintiffs and defendants in different cases. This gives us rare insight into the thinking of the parties and lawyers on the other side. It also helps bring a level of credibility to our representation of sovereign wealth funds that no other firms can provide.
Balanced Advice Combined with Unparalleled Trial Experience. Quinn Emanuel also brings unique credibility to its representation of sovereign wealth funds because we do not encourage our clients to file every possible case. Instead, we give balanced advice, including when appropriate the advice that a case is not worth pursuing. When we do advise clients to file litigation, we do not push our clients to take a cheap settlement, like some other firms do. Rather, we work to maximize the value of cases, including by trying them when necessary. Quinn Emanuel’s lawyers have handled over 2,500 trials and arbitrations – including on behalf of funds and government entities – and won over 88% of them. Thus, when Quinn Emanuel serves as counsel to sovereign wealth funds, the message is clear that the case will be tried if necessary and that the lawyering will be of the highest caliber. In other situations where the sovereign wealth fund wishes to avoid escalating the confrontation, we have worked behind the scenes, sometimes without making any appearance in the dispute, to help resolve the matter.
Absence of a Corporate Practice and Its Conflicts. As the largest pure litigation firm in the world, the absence of any corporate practice leaves us free to represent sovereign wealth funds vigorously against issuers of securities and banks, without conflicts and without any hesitation about losing transactional matters as a result of our litigation strategies against the money center financial institutions.