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International arbitration


International arbitration is most effectively handled by a team with global reach and experience. Our London team is an essential part of our global practice across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. The complexity of international arbitration and the frequent involvement of multiple laws and locations mean that we are one of the only legal practices with the experience and resources to assist clients from the outset of the dispute through to enforcement of an award.

“[the team] co-ordinate well across the network - the co-operation between offices is great, they do it very well and work as a single team. For heavyweight commercial arbitration I would highly recommend them.” Chambers Global, 2015

We make a clear connection between law and industry knowledge, so we know the market sectors in which our clients operate. We act for global financial institutions, major corporations and governments and state-owned entities from our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare

We handle some of the most sensitive, high-value and strategically important international arbitrations, working closely with our clients to determine and achieve their commercial objectives in a quick and cost-effective manner. We advise on all aspects of arbitration, from drafting suitable clauses to advising on the type and seat of arbitration, the formation of the tribunal, arbitral procedure and enforcement of the award. We are skilled advocates in many languages. We also give advice on all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and expert determination.

We deliver

  • global arbitration and ADR lawyers.
  • broad industry knowledge.
  • experience of all relevant arbitral institutions and arbitration rules across the globe.
  • depth in both civil-law and common-law practice and procedure.

Our areas of work include

  • all types of institutional and ad hoc commercial arbitrations
  • bilateral and multilateral investment treaty disputes, including Energy Charter Treaty and NAFTA arbitrations, and both ICSID and ad hoc (UNCITRAL) arbitrations
  • post-award enforcement
  • risk management.