Using international arbitration to resolve disputes effectively and privately

Increasingly, our clients are resolving their disputes through international arbitration in order to maximize the enforceability of the decision, expedite the resolution of the dispute and control costs. The privacy of the proceedings, neutrality of the forum and ability to select the decision-maker are additional features of international arbitration that our clients particularly value.

To achieve practical results that are tailored to our clients’ specific situations and goals, we work closely with them while they are negotiating an agreement so that the dispute resolution mechanism protects their interests. If an issue arises, we get involved at an early stage to best position the client and help them try to resolve the issue amicably. When arbitration is necessary, we vigorously argue our client’s position during all phases of the proceeding. Where the arbitral award is not voluntarily complied with, we represent our clients in enforcement proceedings before national courts. 

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Companies from many different industries regularly turn to us for assistance, but our deepest experience is with the telecommunications, finance, hospitality, pharmaceutical, sports, energy, insurance and reinsurance and real estate sectors. Many of the arbitrations we handle concern joint ventures, acquisitions or licensing and distribution relationships.

Our team appears in arbitrations under the rules of all of the major international arbitration institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), as well as the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Swiss Chambers of Commerce. The seats of recent and pending arbitrations include New York, Paris, London, Miami, Geneva, Zurich, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Kyoto and Barbados. We conduct arbitrations in English, French and Spanish.

We also regularly sit as arbitrators and have been appointed as members of the ICC Commission on Arbitration (the ICC’s rule-setting and policy-making body).

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