What’s involved in international disputes?

Almost every arbitration has an international dimension.

A typical dispute might involve:

  • A claimant domiciled in country 1
  • A respondent from country 2
  • A commercial agreement governed by the law of country 3
  • The arbitral seat (which may also be the governing law of the arbitration agreement) in country 4, and
  • The prospect of enforcement (or protective) proceedings in countries 5-7.


Our international experience

It is crucial that your lawyers are comfortable in dealing with multiple laws, legal systems and cultures, in such a way as to harness the expertise of all team members – commercial, legal and other experts.

We are:

  • Experienced in conducting international arbitrations:
    • Under the rules of major arbitral institutions including ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, HKIAC, AAA-ICDR, ICSID, LMAA and ad hoc proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules
    • Seated in key arbitral centres such as London, New York, Paris and Stockholm
  • Instructed by clients in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas
  • Able to call on a global network of lawyers to manage cases
  • Trusted by major international law firms to act for their clients when they are unable to do so due to a conflict of interest.

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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.

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