A mechanism to resolve business disputes
Arbitration is preferred for resolving 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.
Our sector experience
We have conducted arbitrations and associated proceedings relating to numerous business sectors, including:
- Oil and gas
- Energy and natural resources
We also have experience of advising clients, both claimants and respondent States, with respect to disputes under investment treaties.
"Philippa Charles is clear, hard-working and inspires confidence in her clients"Chambers
"Stewarts' dynamic team regularly advises clients in the oil and gas, commodity trading and shipping and automotive industries in arbitrations"The Legal 500
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.