Norton Rose Fulbright’s annual litigation trends survey, based on interviews with 318 corporate counsel, asked companies to identify the types of litigation they face and fear the most.

For quantity of cases, labor/employment and contracts, which both increased meaningfully last year, top the list:

As for the disputes that cause them the most angst, company lawyers cite regulatory/investigations and class actions, which, despite their relatively low volume, cause a disproportionate level of lost sleep.

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