Trusted Partner
Regulations, Disputes & Sanctions: Compliance & Reputation Law

Your reputation. Your assets. Your rights.

Carter-Ruck is one of the UK’s best-known law firms, with a global reputation. We are recognised leaders in the fields of reputation management and media, international law and commercial dispute resolution.

Our clients are based worldwide and include governments, heads of state and other political figures, multinational companies, business people and individuals in the public eye who equally value their right to reputation and privacy. We can respond immediately to hostile publications or press inquiries.

24/7 Partner-led Crisis Response: We have a 24-hour, 365 days a year crisis management response team – one of our specialist partners is always available to respond to urgent crises at any time.


Cameron Doley, senior partner –
Guy Martin, partner –

We advise on contentious and regulatory matters with an international, diplomatic or political context. We assist states, political leaders, businesses, UHNW individuals and investors with a range of issues including international arbitrations, cross-border regulatory investigations, sanctions, restrictive measures and Mutual Legal Assistance.

We also advise on INTERPOL Notices (including Red Notices), diplomatic protection and sovereign immunity.

The international disputes in which we act arise from a variety of sources ranging from breaches of bilateral investment treaties and other international agreements through to breaches of human rights, allegations of bribery and corruption, and the imposition of sanctions, to anti-competitive behaviour.

Our Services

  • International arbitration in all forums including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, LMAA,
  • LME and ARIAS
  • Cross-border litigation
  • Human rights investigations
  • Regulatory issues including proceedings and investigations
  • Investor State disputes
  • Trade disputes

Our expertise in dealing with the international media means that we are uniquely placed among law firms to advise on the reputational implications of sensitive international disputes.



Guy Martin, partner –

Carter-Ruck is widely considered to be the leading law firm for contested Sanctions work and individuals and entities wishing to take steps, including court action, for the annulment of restrictive measures.

We pioneered challenges to sanctions in 2001 for Sheikh Yassin Abdullah Kadi whose two successes before the European Court of Justice have set the benchmark for sanctions challenges and more recently in the widely publicised sanctions case of the late former president of Egypt, Mohamed Hosni Elsayed Mubarak, and members of his family, where the highest court in the European Union, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), annulled sanctions ruling that they were unlawful from the outset.

We have represented clients before the Administrative Court in London in domestic judicial reviews of administrative sanctions decisions, the Ombudsperson to the United Nation’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, the General Court of the European Union and the European Court of Justice. We also advise clients challenging US designations by OFAC.



Nigel Tait, managing partner
Adam Tudor, partner –
Claire Gill, partner –
Antonia Foster, partner –
Rebecca Toman, partner –
Persephone Bridgman Baker, partner –

Carter-Ruck has a global reputation and is one of the best-known and most highly regarded defamation and reputation management law firms.

We help clients who are faced with the publication of untrue or intrusive allegations which threaten their reputation and their privacy. On post-publication cases, we will advise on a strategy for responding, including obtaining the swift removal or correction of material online, publication of apologies and payment of damages and costs where appropriate. We have a formidable track record in securing victories for our clients at or before trial.

We also advise and defend major broadcasters and publishers and other parties across the world who face claims of this nature.

Pre-and Post-Publication: We have a proven track record in securing injunctions
prohibiting publication – often in a matter of hours. We have acted against all leading news websites and publications in the UK and international media including in the US, Europe and Asia.  We also advise broadcasters, publishers and other parties faced with attempts of this kind to injunct content.

Carter Ruck
The Bureau
90 Fetter Lane
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7353 5005
Contact: Cameron Doley

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