Stewarts has an outstanding reputation across all of its specialist departments. The International Arbitration team is no different, being widely recognised as a group of genuine specialists in the field focused on securing the best results for its clients.

That recognition and reputation is confirmed by our rankings and feedback in The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal directories, the major guides to the practice of international arbitration. A selection of these accolades is set out below.

All feedback is given to these directories by our clients, our peers and other third parties.

Team rankings and feedback

  • Chambers and Partners (UK) – Ranked for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Chambers and Partners (Global) – Ranked for International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Legal 500 (UK) – Ranked for International Commercial Arbitration
  • The Legal 500 (UK) – Ranked for Dispute Resolution: Public International Law
  • The Legal 500 (Global) – Ranked for Latin America: International Arbitration

The Legal 500

“Clients achieve excellent results with Stewarts. A go-to team for international arbitration.”

“Stewarts is a truly client-focused outfit, which sets it apart from larger firms elsewhere. The calibre and experience of the group is second to none, and this is reflected from senior partners to associates, who are impressive right down to juniors.”

“A firm that regularly outguns its larger competitors, [Stewarts] provides a largely conflict-free service in commercial arbitration matters to clients across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa…”

“Extremely go-getting and commercial. Really works hard to appreciate what the client wants and ensure they get it.”

“The team is excellent – conflict free, flexible and very able.”

“As a disputes-only firm, Stewarts is focused on arbitration in a way other firms are not. They are at the front of thinking in relation to e-disclosure, funding and other cutting-edge issues.”

“The team is very strong. They have the sharpest minds and abilities.”

“Clients achieve excellent results with Stewarts. A go-to team for international arbitration.”

“The team is always promptly available, and keen to answer and clarify clients’ doubts. Furthermore, the commitment to cases is unique. They dedicate as much time as needed to fulfil the results desired.”

Chambers and Partners

“Each member of the Stewarts team provides an essential part of the required expertise to deliver great results.”

“Stewarts has outstanding personnel with excellent command of the issues and the law. The personnel are also specialists in complex disputes.”

“They have the ability to handle complex substantive and procedural issues in sophisticated commercial arbitrations.”

“The team shows no weakness in handling very contentious arbitration. They come out with very practical and innovative solutions to legal issues and are a very intelligent and knowledgeable team.”

“[T]he department is nothing but positive, and they should be considered alongside the leading establishments in this area.”

“Working with Stewarts has been a good experience; we are glad we didn’t go to one of the bigger names in London instead. They are capable of handling high value, multijurisdictional matters, and I can’t think of any identifiable weaknesses.”

“Very focused team with excellent communication skills – they are my favourite team… to work with, as they are well prepared, focused and strategic… They have been brilliant… a fantastic international arbitration team that deserves a stellar reputation in the market.”

“The team is genuinely engaged with the best outcome for clients. It brings a depth of diligence and resources that matches, if not exceeds, those of larger firms.”

“They are proactive and forever thinking about the next step. They are ahead of the curve and have very helpful relationships.”

“There are some big hitters in a range of different industry specialisms. They are very commercially aware, with a client focus at the heart of what they do.”

“They are a well-kept secret. The work is very complex, both technically and emotionally. They have done very well.”


Individual rankings and feedback


Sherina Petit, Partner, Head of International Arbitration and Head of India Practice

  • Featured in The Legal 500 Powerlist guide to the leading arbitration practitioners in the UK
  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners (UK) for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners (Global) for International Arbitration
  • Ranked  Tier 1 of Chambers Asia Pacific (India Dispute Resolution – International Firms)
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 (Leading Individual)
  • Listed as a Global Leader in arbitration in Who’s Who Legal
  • “One of the most impressive legal professionals. She possesses an innate ability to quickly grasp the commercial and business requirements of the client, and to provide confidence when needed and sagacious, thorough advice when asked for.” (Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide)
  • “‘Sherina Petit is a powerhouse in the international arbitration world, particularly as regards India-related work.’ (The Legal 500)
  • ‘Sherina Petit is exceptional. She gives 110% to her clients and is a fantastic strategist.’” (The Legal 500)


Alejandro Garcia, Partner

  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners (UK) for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 Latin America for International Arbitration (Next Generation Partner)
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 UK for Public International Law (Next Generation Partner)
  • Recognised by Who’s Who Legal for International Arbitration (Global Leader)
  • “Alejandro Garcia has multi-jurisdiction knowledge and gives outstanding legal, tactical and financial advice.” (The Legal 500 Latin America)
  • “Alejandro Garcia is a most valuable attorney in international arbitration cases as he is very knowledgeable about many details of law by heart. […] Very impressive. He managed our case to a big compensation reward.” (The Legal 500 Latin America)
  • “Brilliant mind, always finds a way around a problem, client orientated.” (The Legal 500 UK)
  • “Alejandro Garcia always provides state-of-the-art advice. He has deep knowledge both of the applicable law and procedural issues.” (The Legal 500 UK)
  • “Alejandro Garcia has outstanding knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs of investment arbitration.” (The Legal 500 UK)
  • “He has a keen sense of strategy when deciding what kind of action to submit.” (Chambers & Partners UK)


Daniel Wilmot, Partner

  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners (UK) for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Ranked by Chambers and Partners (Global) for International Arbitration
  • Ranked by Legal 500 for International Arbitration
  • Included by Legal 500 in its Arbitration “Powerlist” (UK, 2023) of the region’s leading international arbitration lawyers
  • Ranked by Who’s Who Legal for International Arbitration
  • Awarded International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year (2023) by The Lawyer Monthly
  • “Daniel Wilmot is a bright light in the arbitration world – very smart, very good with clients, and very commercially minded.” (The Legal 500)
  • “Daniel Wilmot is highly reliable and resourceful. He has great attention to detail and impressive advocacy skills.” (Chambers & Partners)
  • “His advice is super commercial and very practical. He is a savvy commercial lawyer who focuses on important points for clients.” (Chambers & Partners)
  • “Daniel Wilmot is an exceptional talent. Extremely fast in working up and working out a case. Prescient understanding of how tribunals are going to decide issues. A great team leader and shines under extreme pressure.” ( The Legal 500)
  • “Dan is a lawyer par excellence. He gets into the details of a matter, has a very refined sense for fact-finding and is good at applying the law to these facts.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “Daniel Wilmot is a top talent, prepared to roll up his sleeves and battle for his client’s interests. Calm and collected under pressure, with great lateral thinking.” (The Legal 500)
  • “[A]n astute and thorough professional with a deep knowledge in his areas of practice” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “Daniel Wilmot stands out as a partner willing to roll up his sleeves for his clients, and he battles hard.” (The Legal 500)
  • “He is a very, very brilliant lawyer. He is fluent in French and adept in dealing with lawyers in different jurisdictions around the world.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “He clearly is a technically strong lawyer and strategically astute.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “He is always ready to provide practical and intelligent solutions to problems, and he has great advocacy skills.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “Daniel Wilmot is excellent and an absolute pleasure to work with. He is the perfect combination of very intelligent and practical – completely on top of the detail of the case and really effective with both team and client management.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “He is a superstar in the making and has incredible breadth of knowledge. He is really well liked by his team and clients and by opponents, which is a testament to the fact that he’s great.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “[Daniel] has optimised the clients’ chances, manages the clients very well and knows the international law.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “He is fantastic in commercial arbitration. He has great control of files, spots difficulties in cases and doesn’t get flustered. He is very smart.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “His expertise and candour make him and his team stand out. I found Daniel to be highly responsive and dedicated, and his team collaborative in their approach. Daniel understood our objectives throughout and is driven at all times to come up with strategies to hit them.” (Chambers and Partners)

Other members of the team

Mark McMahon, Senior Associate

  • “Mark McMahon is a standout among the senior associates – bright, diligent and fantastic with clients.” (The Legal 500)
  • “Mark McMahon is a no-nonsense lawyer, who has fantastic analytical and drafting skills. He works hard and brings with him a deep analytical understanding of commercial and construction arbitration issues.” (The Legal 500)
  • “Mark is a fantastic lawyer. He is strategic and commercially aware with a real world savviness that goes a long way in the management of cases. He works tirelessly on behalf of clients.” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “Mark McMahon is a rising star in international arbitration. He has a superb grasp of the international arbitration field.” (The Legal 500)

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