Alex Just and Stuart Leach, from Montfort Communications’ Litigations and Disputes team, joined Nicholas Bortman and Jenna Burton of Raedas in a recent webinar.
The pair discussed how intelligence and communications can be combined in high profile multi-jurisdictional disputes to achieve success.
Winning complex multi-national litigation increasingly requires the close collaboration of investigators and media experts. As these cases spill into the so-called court of public opinion, disinformation campaigns and other aggressive ‘extra-judicial’ tactics have a dramatic impact on outcomes. Alex and Stuart highlighted how strategic communications are central to influencing stakeholders, generating leverage and defending unfounded allegations, while investigators provide oxygen to such efforts.
Montfort’s litigation and disputes specialists drew on their experience as barristers and reputation managers to discuss how to use investigative materials effectively in press releases and briefings with journalists, analysts and other interested parties; the benefits of developing a detailed rebuttal bible ahead of any dispute becoming public; and the question of privilege and other issues arising in the sharing of information with third parties.
You can listen to the full webinar on demand, here.