Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP offers one of the world's premier international arbitration and dispute resolution practices. The multinational team - consisting of over 70 lawyers, trained and qualified in a wide range of common and civil law jurisdictions - has extensive experience with arbitration administered by all of the major international arbitration institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, AAA/ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC and others, as well as more specialised forms of institutional arbitration and ad hoc arbitrations. In recent years, the practice has handled more than 650 proceedings, in numerous arbitral seats, and governed by the laws of more than 70 different legal systems. In addition to representing clients as counsel, many of the firm's international arbitration lawyers regularly sit as arbitrators. The practice has particular experience in a number of specialised substantive areas, including: disputes involving states; energy; financial services; joint venture, services and franchise disputes; insurance; mergers and acquisitions; construction and engineering; intellectual property; telecommunications; and employment.