Our International Arbitration practice is one of the largest, most diverse groups in the world with leading practitioners in key emerging markets as well as major financial and arbitration centers around the world. When disputes arise, we are already on the ground in the local and business communities, providing easy access and cost savings, backed by the strength and resources of a global law firm.
Due to the depth and diversity of our bench, our clients are well represented by counsel familiar with not just the top arbitration centers, but also emerging jurisdictions where arbitration is on the rise. Many of our partners sit on panels of arbitrators of leading arbitral institutions.
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.
Alternative Dispute Resolution - As part of our early case assessment procedure we consider whether mediation, conciliation and adjudication procedures are viable options for resolving a dispute. These processes can be particularly useful in resolving disputes in ongoing commercial relationships. We have significant experience in all the major types of ADR, and work with clients to find the best solution.