A mechanism to resolve business disputes

Arbitration is the preferred means of dispute resolution for international business.

The main reasons for this are:

  • It ensures a neutral tribunal and eliminates the risk of the other party having home court advantage;
  • The relative certainty of an arbitral award. Arbitral awards can generally be challenged on much more limited grounds than national court judgments
  • The relative ease of enforcing arbitral awards globally, typically pursuant to the New York Convention
  • Party participation in the selection of the tribunal
  • Relative privacy of the proceedings
  • The potential for a bespoke process, assisting the party to control its investment in the dispute in terms of time and costs.

Working with experienced international arbitration lawyers greatly increases your prospects of taking advantage of these benefits. It enables you to have confidence that you will be properly advised when you need to go outside the tribunal process to advance or protect your interests.

We have conducted arbitrations and associated proceedings relating to numerous business sectors, including:

  • Aviation
  • Oil and gas
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Telecommunications

We also have experience of advising clients, both claimants and respondent States, with respect to disputes under investment treaties.

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.

Meet the International Arbitration team

Our team is highly ranked in both leading independent legal directories, Chambers and The Legal 500.

Our lawyers have extensive experience of cases seated in London and other arbitral centres around the world.

Philippa Charles, Partner, Head of International Arbitration, Stewarts