International arbitration

Many businesses today operate in a global environment. Cross-border transactions are common and when disputes arise out of those transactions, we can help you manage and resolve your disputes successfully.  

International arbitration is the dispute resolution of choice for big business, insurers and organs of sovereign states. Unlike court-based litigation, it is a consensual, private and confidential process allowing the parties to select a neutral venue for the final resolution of their grievances, with the ability to enforce awards in over 150 states under the New York Convention. Many commercial contracts across a variety of differing industries and sectors contain arbitration clauses. When a dispute arises, you need lawyers experienced in international arbitrations on your side.  

Our lawyers

Our lawyers have handled institutional arbitrations and are familiar with the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, AAA, GAFTA, LMAA, ICSID rules, the CAS Code and undertaking ad hoc arbitrations.

Our experience

Our extensive experience includes:

  • Acting for a global oil and gas company on the design and build of an onshore processing facility in the Russian Federation under UNCITRAL rules – value circa $1 billion. 
  • Acting for the owners of a chocolate factory in St. Petersburg, Russia under ICC rules.
  • Representing a Turkish contractor against a US major energy company in Kazakhstan under LCIA rules.
  • Acting for a luxury car manufacturer in ICC arbitration proceedings arising out of the termination of an importer agreement in Eastern Europe. 
  • Representing German, Canadian, Caribbean and other respondent companies in a £25 million ICC arbitration dispute involving 12 parties regarding the ownership and rights to income streams from a global international gaming business.
  • Acting for an international petroleum and waste storage company in the defence of proceedings brought in the LCIA relating to demurrage charges arising from alleged delays in offloading biodiesel in the port of Barcelona.
  • Advising a joint venture of multi-national oil companies in an ad hoc arbitration in relation to a dispute with regard to the cost categorisation of offshore works circa £28 million.

Our clients

We act for companies, owners and occupiers of property, contractors and suppliers across many industries and sectors.

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