International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

The dispute resolution team’s experience and varied jurisdictional practices enable us to offer clear guidance and advice to meet our clients’ needs. The firm’s dispute resolution team has extensive experience handling cross-border and domestic litigation and arbitration matters — acting for public, private, government and nonprofit clients from varied industries and jurisdictions.

The team has particular experience managing complex multijurisdictional disputes involving many areas of practice, including financial services, energy, insolvency-related cases, shareholder disputes, intellectual property and contractual, tort, and fraud matters across a wide variety of industries and sectors. Such disputes often involve coordinating global asset tracing and recovery efforts, as well as obtaining and defending applications for freezing orders and other injunctive relief.

Our International Arbitration team represents and advises clients in international commercial disputes worldwide, including in key business centers such as Dubai, New York, London, Mexico City, Paris and Singapore, among others. We assist clients with large arbitrations in important business sectors, including all types of energy and banking matters. We staff our matters with true international arbitration professionals. This furthers cost-effective and efficient representation and support through the arbitration process.  This carries into related court proceedings for emergency and interim relief and the enforcement of arbitral awards.  It also adds credibility with arbitrators and arbitration institutions.

We have experience representing and advising clients in international commercial disputes in some of the most important international arbitral institutions, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Dutch Arbitration Institute (NAI), and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRICICA), among others. We also advise on all facets of investor-state arbitrations arising out of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and similar international trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). This includes arbitrations administered by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Our team is active in the international arbitration community and have leadership roles at the major international arbitration institutions and centers. Our lawyers also teach international arbitration courses at prestigious law schools in the U.S. and Europe.  Our expertise is solidified by our role as credentialed arbitrators in international commercial disputes.  This includes Fellow status with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as well as advanced arbitrator training by the ICDR and the ICC.

The international arbitration group also assists clients with mitigating commercial and political risk in international transactions.  At the beginning of the deal, we advise on minimizing commercial risk through the inclusion of an appropriate dispute resolution provision.  Political risk can be minimized by structuring foreign dealings in a manner that allows our clients to gain protections afforded by BITs and other international trade agreements.