White & Case was recognized as one of the world's biggest and busiest practices in international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review at its annual awards ceremony on March 8, 2012.
White & Case placed second globally in the Global Arbitration Review 100, a guide to the world's leading 100 international arbitration practices, moving up from third place in last year's ranking. The methodology used to determine the rankings is objective, based principally on the number and value of pending cases and hearings over 2010 and 2011.
In addition, White & Case's landmark jurisdictional victory in Abaclat & Others v. Argentine Republic was runner-up in Global Arbitration Review's "Most important published decision of 2011" (in addition to being nominated for "Best development of 2011," along with the White & Case / ITA Survey of Latin American Arbitral Institutions), and the Firm's Stockholm office was nominated for the award of "Special contribution to international arbitration culture in Sweden."
The commentary of the GAR 100 describes White & Case as "First Class. White & Case is one of the toughest firms to take on according to opponents", "it has shut down case after case on behalf of sovereign clients, often winning costs," it has the "partner infrastructure and the presence on its books of some of the world's biggest cases" and that the "practice group now boasts around 150 full-time specialists – making it one of the largest in this book (possibly the largest)."
A complete version of White & Case's GAR 100 commentary can be found here.