Arbitration - Commercial & Investment

Our firm has one of the pre-eminent arbitration practices, befitting of our position as a boutique business disputes firm. International arbitration is one of the cornerstones of our practice and includes:

  • International commercial arbitration
  • Adhoc and other domestic arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • International arbitrations between sovereign states

Our arbitration team is composed of highly talented international disputes lawyers with strong academic backgrounds who are able to handle proceedings involving a broad range of substantive laws, arbitration laws and arbitration rules all around the world. This diversity and international reach are the key components of the firm’s DNA as a disputes powerhouse.

Our firm’s International Arbitration practice has grown into a global team advising clients in complex commercial and investor-state disputes around the world. We are business-minded lawyers who understand that international arbitration may be part of a broader international strategy with parallel proceedings potentially including civil litigation, regulatory and legislative proceedings, mediation, commercial negotiations, and media communications. In all of our representations, we combine this business-oriented perspective with our trial law experience along with our long-term work in crisis management, economic and damages analysis, and international enforcement proceedings to help our clients pursue successful outcomes.

We represent clients before all major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, ICSID, AAA, VIAC and NASD, as well as in UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations. We are well-versed in the nuances of public international law, with exceptional jurisdictional diversity, giving us a broad understanding of the rules and norms governing any potential dispute our clients face. This enables our team to deal with states and state entities, sovereign immunity, and related issues, in both private and public international law claims involving states and state assets.

The firm has international arbitration experts in all of its offices, offering specialism in both common law and civil law traditions, and expertise in all of the major languages in which international arbitration is commonly conducted. We operate as a single, integrated team. We represent companies, including some of the world’s largest companies, states and state-owned entities and high net worth individuals. Our lawyers have decades of experience in handling disputes both as counsel and arbitrators under all major international arbitration rules, including:

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • Swiss Chambers of Commerce Rules of International Arbitration (Swiss Chambers)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Hong Kong Centre for International Arbitration (HKIAC)
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)
  • Arbitral Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • Moscow Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI)
  • Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce Rules of the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC)
  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
  • GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC)
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
  • Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC)

We arbitrate and try multiple cases per year which gives us an outcome-driven perspective and creates cost-efficiencies without sacrificing quality. Our “end game” perspective extends to related court proceedings, allowing us to best position our clients in the myriad forms of litigation—from compelling arbitration, to discovery requests, to challenging and enforcing arbitral awards—that often accompanies complex international arbitration proceedings.

Our firm and the individual partners who lead our global international arbitration groups are consistently recognized as leading experts in the field of international arbitration and have been ranked by all major legal publications.