'Clearly the best in the business'
'Undoubtedly pre-eminent in the field'
'At the top'
'A stellar international arbitration reputation'
The Legal 500
'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
With more than 150 arbitration practitioners spread across 20 of our offices, we have the world covered. In addition to our large teams in the main arbitral centres of New York, Washington, DC, London Paris, Stockholm and Singapore, we have significant 'on the ground' arbitration capability in Mexico City, Miami, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Moscow, Hong Kong, Tokyo and beyond. We also work closely with our corporate and disputes specialists in other offices wherever necessary.
We focus on solving your disputes – big or small
For us, international arbitration isn't the occasional instruction; it's all we do. We cover every jurisdiction, arbitral forum and industry sector, and work under multiple laws and in diverse languages. We think strategically and explore all possible options to resolve your dispute most effectively, including through negotiation or mediation. The depth of our group's experience is unparalleled, and by working seamlessly together we harness it for your benefit. This 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 case.
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:
'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'
Chambers Global 2013
Chambers France 2013
Chambers & Legal 500 USA 2013
Chambers & Legal 500 Latin America 2013
International Arbitration Client Service Award
Chambers USA 2012
Law Firm of the Year: International Arbitration – Commercial
US News – Best Lawyers 2012
Law Firm of the Year: International Arbitration – Governmental
US News – Best Lawyers 2014
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