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International Arbitration Yearbook 2023-2024

In the 17th edition of our International Arbitration Yearbook, we provide timely and relevant information on the key developments in arbitration across over 40 jurisdictions.
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Our International Arbitration practice is one of the largest, busiest and most ranked arbitration teams in the world. With arbitration practitioners in major financial and arbitration centers worldwide, as well as key emerging markets, 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. We advise on a full range of arbitral matters, including:

Investor-State and Treaty - We act in some of the largest investment arbitration matters with enormous political and economic ramifications, as well as setting the standard on significant procedural and legal issues in this field. Baker McKenzie has the expertise and experience to assist in treaty structuring at the time of investment, leveraging treaties at the time the state contemplates expropriatory measures and acting in proceedings if a treaty has been violated. When investment treaty matters arise, we're on hand to provide straightforward, strategic advice in difficult and complex situations.

Construction - Some of the most significant international arbitrations involve 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 contracts. 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" provisions and solar, wind, photovoltaic and other renewable energies. 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 practice. Because we understand both the legal framework of corporate transactions and the wider commercial context, we are able 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.