International Arbitration

We act as counsel or arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations and investment arbitrations and assist clients with post-award litigation.

OUR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION EXPERTISE

International arbitrations arising out of cross-border transactions and investments may involve multiple contracts, laws or procedural rules. We have deep experience of the legal and procedural issues that arise, having acted in commercial arbitrations and investment arbitrations under a wide range of arbitration rules (eg, ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, CCJA, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, UNCITRAL) and applicable laws (eg the laws of England, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Algeria, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt, as well as international law). We know the practices of leading arbitral institutions. We have appeared before some of the world’s leading arbitrators and understand tribunal dynamics. We have argued cases at the cutting edge of the law and understand what it takes to present a compelling claim and manage all aspects of a case effectively.

MANAGING YOUR  CASE

Building a strong case that aligns with the client’s objectives requires a thorough understanding of the client’s organisation and industry, and the local business and political environment. We have counselled many corporations, often on a repeat basis, both on business-critical and smaller disputes. We are also familiar with the workings of States and State-owned entities and the specific constraints they face. In addition, we have worked with leading experts and gained experience across a range of industries. We enjoy working with in-house lawyers, their internal stakeholders and external co-counsel to gather evidence and develop the case strategy. We view each case as a partnership and adapt the way we work with clients and co-counsel to best suit the interests of each case. Through our relationships with leading litigation funders, we can also help clients explore alternative funding options for your cases.

Defending or enforcing your award

Obtaining an award is one thing, enforcing and monetizing it is another. We help clients enforce or defend arbitral awards in England and France. We also have experience coordinating enforcement and annulment proceedings in other jurisdictions, in particular in Africa. We also work with investigative and asset tracing firms and other specialist firms to help clients collect on their award.

OUR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION EXPERTISE

International arbitrations arising out of cross-border transactions and investments may involve multiple contracts, laws or procedural rules. We have deep legal, procedural and case management expertise, having acted in commercial arbitrations and investment arbitrations under many arbitration rules (e.g. ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, CCJA, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, UNCITRAL) and applicable laws (e.g. the laws of England, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Algeria, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt, as well as international law). We know the practices of major arbitral institutions and have appeared before some of the world’s leading arbitrators. We have argued cases at the cutting edge of the law and understand what it takes to present a compelling claim and manage all aspects of a case effectively.

MANAGING YOUR  CASE

Building a strong case that aligns with clients’ objectives requires a thorough understanding of their organisation and industry, as well as the local business and political environment. We have counselled many corporations, often on a repeat basis, both on business-critical and smaller disputes. We are also familiar with the workings of States and State-owned entities and the specific constraints they face. In addition, we have instructed leading experts and gained experience across a range of industries. We work in partnership with in- house lawyers, their internal stakeholders and external co-counsel to gather evidence and build the case strategy. Where appropriate, we collaborate with experienced lawyers in other jurisdictions to build the optimal team for an individual case. Through our relationships with leading litigation funders, we can also help clients explore alternative funding options.

Defending or enforcing your award

Obtaining an award is one thing, enforcing and monetizing it is another. We help clients defend or challenge arbitral awards, or enforce arbitral awards in their favour and obtain appropriate execution measures, in England or in France. We also have experience coordinating enforcement and annulment proceedings in other jurisdictions, in particular in Africa. To maximise clients’ chances of ultimately collecting on a successful award, we consider enforcement from the very outset of a case, working with investigative and asset tracing firms to identify counterparties’ assets and to ensure the award will be enforceable in the jurisdictions where those assets are located.
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