Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Our team of disputes specialists handles international arbitrations under all of the major rules and in many jurisdictions around the world.

We maintain a clear focus on securing cost-effective, commercially favourable outcomes for a wide spectrum of clients worldwide, ranging from governments and state-owned entities, multi-national companies to entrepreneurial businesses.

Our specialist team of arbitration lawyers deals with complex, high-value commercial arbitrations and investor-state disputes, under all of the major arbitration institutions of the world.

We provide strategic, commercially-minded advice for clients across a broad range of sectors including energy, commodities, finance, engineering, construction, manufacturing, hotels and leisure, and retail.

Our focus is always on using the flexible arbitration process to get the result which best suits your needs, at a proportionate cost. This includes

  • expertly crafting the arguments to win at a hearing
  • setting up a strong position for effective negotiations
  • identifying bespoke, creative solutions.

We are practised in the art of ensuring that the tribunal appointed has the right expertise and mindset for a particular case, while also handling arbitration claims by investors under international treaties.

We also have experience in court proceedings to enforce or challenge arbitration awards, and obtaining freezing orders and emergency relief in support of arbitration, in many jurisdictions around the world. We are often directly involved in the drafting of complex dispute resolution provisions.

Our experienced practitioners have an understanding of the cultural differences and subtleties of approach for working for clients from a range of different jurisdictions, before a diverse range of tribunals. We have particular experience handling cases relating to Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan and we spend considerable time on the ground in those regions.

A few examples of our experience are set out below. We have many more examples of cases which we cannot publish due to confidentiality restrictions. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and we can discuss our experience in more detail.

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