With more than 200 lawyers in more than 30 jurisdictions, Baker & McKenzie’s International Arbitration Group has an unmatched geographic reach. With globally seasoned lawyers in virtually every industrialized country, Baker & McKenzie is uniquely positioned to help clients reach a strategic resolution of international disputes.
Our North America lawyers represent clients and serve as arbitrators in arbitration proceedings around the world. We have extensive experience practicing before all major arbitral tribunals including the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
We also appear regularly before regional and national arbitral institutions such as the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).
Our practice focuses on high-stakes cases involving infrastructure, energy, commercial and post-merger and acquisition disputes, among others. We have one of the most active arbitration practices in emerging economies such as China, Brazil, Russia and the former CIS states.
We also have one of the world’s leading arbitration practices in matters involving sovereign states. We represent governments and state-owned entities in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Ireland, Germany, Turkey, Russia, the former Soviet Union, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, China, Papua New Guinea and Uganda. We also represent investors and state governments in arbitrations involving bilateral and multilateral investment treaties in Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Poland, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.