Clifford Chance

Wherever in the world, whatever the industry, our global arbitration practice has the expertise and experience to assist.

We work with clients to help to resolve their complex disputes effectively and efficiently. Our approach is pragmatic and commercial. We draw upon a decades-long track record with international arbitration to provide a variety of options that address current and future commercial risks, in addition to solving legal issues. We aim to develop and maintain long-term relationships with our clients.

For global corporations, disputes can arise in many jurisdictions. We have built a global structure across 32 offices to match our clients’ international scope. Our arbitration experts sit in offices across all of the major arbitration centres – including the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas – and work together as one cross-border team, drawing upon our varied experience and resources.

Arbitrations are increasingly more customised to specific industry sectors. Clients come to our team for the additional knowledge provided by our sector-specific experts that specialise in construction, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defence, banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, shipping and transport and telecommunications disputes. These experts bring a deep understanding of the industries in which our clients do business. We also act for governments and we appreciate the political dimension.

Arbitrators and clients expect participants to be familiar with the applicable rules and procedures. We conduct arbitrations pursuant to the rules of all the leading arbitral institutions, and ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL and other rules. Our lawyers have leadership positions in many arbitral organisations, and they regularly write and speak on arbitration issues. They also sit as arbitrators.

We are there with local knowledge and industry experience, and arbitral expertise, wherever and whenever clients need us.

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