Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

We have remained at the forefront of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) law for more than 20 years, having launched one of the world’s first dedicated ADR legal practices committed to settling disputes, whether pursued independently or in parallel to litigation or arbitration.

Norton Rose Fulbright is commended for ‘managing to synthesise complex legal issues in a simplified manner that is very easy to understand, irrespective of the affiliation to continental or common law system.’”  Chambers Global, 2021

Our lawyers are highly experienced legal practitioners who frequently represent clients in ADR processes, including acting as mediators and arbitrators under the world’s leading ADR and arbitration institutions. Likewise, they are experienced in advising on unadministered or ad hoc arbitrations and mediations across a variety of key industry sectors worldwide.

Part of our approach includes working closely with our clients to determine the best dispute resolution process to meet their needs – our clients have increasingly found that the privacy, flexibility and relative speed of ADR make it a logical choice in business disputes of all kinds, including those featuring complex financial issues. We keep an open mind as to how we can best – and most cost effectively – secure our clients’ goals, advising them on the proper drafting of ADR provisions for both domestic and international transactions.

Our areas of work include

  • Arbitration
  • Dispute prevention
  • Drafting dispute resolution and arbitration clauses
  • Fact-finding
  • Mediation
  • Mini-trials
  • Negotiation
  • Risk management
  • Settlement conferencing

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Arbitration (International), Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Global Arbitration Review, GAR 30: Listed among the world’s top 30 arbitration practices, Law Business Research, 2021

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