Our International Arbitration practice is one of the largest, busiest and most ranked arbitration teams in the world.
We have acted in twice as many hearings as any other firm, in every major center. With over 350 arbitration practitioners in key emerging markets and major financial and arbitration centers worldwide, we are already on the ground when disputes arise, providing easy access and cost savings, backed by the strength and resources of a global law firm.
The quality of our work is reflected in the number of awards we receive - we are ranked for Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and/or Litigation in 37 countries, more than any other law firm.
We advise on a full range of arbitral matters, including:
Investor-State and Treaty - Our team has significant experience in investor-state arbitration, acting for claimants and sovereign states around the world, particularly in emerging markets where these types of disputes are common. We also have a strong enforcement practice, representing claimants in enforcing arbitral awards under the New York Convention before courts around the world, as well as advising states resisting enforcement.
Construction - Some of the most significant international arbitrations involve disputes involving construction and infrastructure projects. We regularly advise on construction-related arbitrations around the world, including claims involving FIDIC and the other major standard forms of construction contract. Our presence in emerging markets where many of these large infrastructure projects are under construction enables us to provide local assistance without a learning curve.
Energy and Natural Resources - We advise oil and gas clients on matters involving upstream, midstream and downstream disputes, including those arising out of construction projects, pipelines, "take or pay," and renewable energies, including solar, windfarms and photovoltaic plants. Given our strong presence in regions such as Africa, Latin America and Australia, we also represent clients in high-stakes mining disputes.
Post-M&A - Resolving corporate and M&A-related disputes is a key part of our dispute resolution practice. We understand not only the legal framework of corporate transactions, but also the wider commercial context. That enables us to provide tailored practical advice that adds value. We advise on corporate disputes arising out of shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, letters of intent and minority shareholder claims. We also represent clients in M&A disputes involving warranty and indemnity claims, completion and escrow account disputes, earn-out disputes and claims involving tag-along and drag-along rights.