We are the largest business disputes specialist firm in the world. The Wall Street Journal describes us as a 'global force in business litigation'. International arbitration is one of the cornerstones of the firm's practice. The firm has international arbitration specialists in all of its offices, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Sydney. Operating as a single, integrated team, our lawyers have achieved success representing the world's largest companies and sovereign governments, in all the world's major arbitration centres and applying all legal systems including public international law, in:
- international commercial arbitration;
- investor–state arbitration under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties;
- state–state disputes; and
- US and other domestic arbitration.
Our international arbitration lawyers hail from all continents (save Antarctica), speak multiple languages and include two former heads of international arbitration practices from other leading global law firms: a PhD in international law and a tenured professor of international law. Described as 'vastly experienced', 'among the most impressive advocates around' and 'simply terrific' by the leading legal directories, and 'extremely user-friendly' by top arbitrators, our team members are widely recognised for their expertise and client service.
Arbitrations, like litigations, are zero-sum games. This gives us an outcome-driven perspective, which 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.
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