Your global arbitration and enforcement counsel
We are a global team of lawyers who provide the dispute resolution services you need across all major business markets. Our highly-regarded international arbitration lawyers combine world-class experience, country-specific legal acumen, seamless teamwork, and deep sector insight.
International arbitration is well-established as the preferred method of resolving international disputes. Arbitration offers the benefits of neutrality, flexibility, confidentiality and better prospects for enforcement, as compared to national court-based litigation. As global trade and geopolitical tensions continue to increase, international arbitration becomes an increasingly more relevant tool to minimize risk.
We provide the advice you need to incorporate international arbitration agreements in commercial contracts so you are strategically well-positioned when disputes arise. We help position you for efficient dispute resolution, including allowing for negotiation or mediation to achieve early settlement. Given the multitude of options as to arbitral institutions, arbitration rules, seats and governing laws, it is not always straightforward to make the right choices in an arbitration agreement. Getting tailored advice from experienced international arbitration lawyers, from contract drafting to dispute resolution, is critical to enhance options for settlement and to ensure enforceable outcomes.
“No stones were left unturned until they had found the angles and issues that made the case what it ended up being, giving us the leverage we were looking for in a complicated dispute against very experienced opponents”
With an unparalleled presence on six continents, we serve as counsel and sit as arbitrators under all major institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules. These include the AAA/ICDR, CCJA, CIETAC, DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Milan Chamber of Commerce, SCC Arbitration Institute, SIAC, Swiss Arbitration Centre and UNCITRAL rules.
We also advise in disputes that involve sovereign states and claims brought under bilateral investment treaties (BITs), multilateral investment treaties (MITs) - including the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA 1.0 and 2.0) - and national investment codes, as well other cases involving the application of public international and private law matters to states and international organisations. We provide investors with strategic advice on investment planning in light of treaty protections, and assist investors, states and state-owned entities through the complexities of their investment disputes. We are also at the forefront of new challenges associated with ESG imperatives that affect clients in all sectors.
Our offering includes a leading arbitral award enforcement team experienced in asset identification and seamless US and cross-border enforcement strategy and litigation. Click here to see our enforcement experience.
Awards and recognition
News and insights
Arbitration Act 1996: Law Commission final recommendations for reform: a gold standard...
14 September 2023 .22 minute read
"Starting Afresh" - Hong Kong Court Overturns the Tribunal's Jurisdiction Award on Joinder...
13 September 2023 .20 minute read