White & Case
  International Arbitration

'Clearly the best in the business'
'Undoubtedly pre-eminent in the field'
Chambers Global

'At the top'
'A stellar international arbitration reputation'
The Legal 500

'First class'
'A force in the global market'
Global Arbitration Review 100

Clients turn to us for:

  • High-stakes claims

    Victory in long-running ICC arbitration
    In a politically-charged US$1 billion dispute relating to public works that had remained unpaid for 30 years, we obtained an award of €550 million, plus costs, for Commisimpex against the Republic of the Congo.

    Multi-billion dollar nuclear dispute
    In one of the world's largest and most complex infrastructure disputes, we represent the purchaser of a nuclear power plant in a multi-billion dollar arbitration relating to the design and construction of a nuclear power plant.
  • Innovative solutions

    Greater protection for foreign investors
    In a landmark ICSID case which expands the protection afforded to foreign investors under international law, we secured victory for SGS by persuading the tribunal to adopt an innovative interpretation of the investment treaty. SGS had twice before, using different counsel, brought such claims without success against two other States.

    Ground-breaking shutdown of claim
    We defended Ukraine against an ICSID claim brought by two US investors, by successfully applying for summary dismissal under ICSID Rule 41(5) – the first time ever a tribunal dismissed a claim under this Rule.
  • Cutting-edge cases

    Victory in complex construction case
    In one of the longest running and most technically complex cases to be referred to the ICC, we obtained a major victory for our client, an Asian contractor, in a US$1.4 billion Spanish-language arbitration relating to the construction of an oil refinery and pipelines in Latin America.

    First-ever mass investment claim
    We represent tens of thousands of Italian holders of Argentine bonds in a US$1.3 billion claim before ICSID. In a seminal decision which was named 'Most Influential Award of the Decade' by OGEMID, the tribunal found jurisdiction over the case, giving the green light to the first-ever mass claim in investment arbitration history.

We handle cases all over the world
Our core teams are in the key arbitral centres of New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Stockholm and Singapore. But we also have significant on the ground arbitration capability in Mexico City, Miami, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Moscow, Hong Kong, Tokyo and beyond. With more than 150 arbitration practitioners, we cover every jurisdiction, arbitral forum and industry sector, and work under multiple laws and in diverse languages.

We focus on solving your disputes
For us, international arbitration isn't the occasional instruction; it's all we do. Our group's collective experience brings with it unrivalled insight into arbitrators, institutions, expert witnesses and opposing counsel, which can make all the difference to the outcome of your dispute.

We earn clients' trust
Disputes are a part of life for many international corporations and sovereign entities. And we have a high number of repeat clients who come back to us time and again for representation. They turn to us because they trust our skill, experience and reputation to achieve the best possible outcome for them, and because our partners personally handle all their cases.

We're in the top tier
And have been for some time. The legal directories, including Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review, place our practice and practitioners in the elite category:

'Number 1'
'World class'
'Leader in the field'
'Virtually unrivalled depth and spread'
'A reputation for its ability to win tough cases'
'The farthest reaching and most evenly spread of the specialist arbitration firms'

Band 1
Chambers Global 2015
Chambers France 2015
Chambers & Legal 500 USA 2015

Chambers & Legal 500 Latin America 2015

Number 1 International Arbitration Practice Worldwide
Global Arbitration Review 2015

US and France Arbitration Firm of the Year
Euromoney 2014

Law Firm of the Year: International Arbitration
- Governmental (2014)
- Commercial (2012)
US News – Best Lawyers

Most successful firm in ICSID arbitration
Credibility International 2014

International Arbitration Client Service Award
Chambers USA 2012

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