International Arbitration

Rather than ending up in a foreign country’s court system, international businesses and individuals often turn to arbitration to resolve their disputes. Arbitration clauses are regularly included in contracts for commercial transactions, and therefore, international arbitration proceedings are increasing in both frequency and popularity. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in well-known arbitral tribunals throughout the world.

International arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution proceeding that permits parties – often from different countries – to resolve their legal controversies outside of court. Given the difference between arbitration and the court system, it is important to find counsel who can navigate the intricacies of each tribunal and ensure that a party’s right to arbitrate is upheld. Whether it is assisting a company to draft an arbitration clause or representing a client in a high-stakes commercial dispute, our arbitration team can provide comprehensive legal support every step of the way.

Some examples of our experience include representing:

  • Central American airplane company against a South American airline before the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • Trinidad & Tobago reinsurer against a United Arab Emirates entity in a dispute over a reinsurance treaty before the ARIAS (UK)
  • French artist in a breach of licensing agreement dispute before the ICDR
  • Central American soccer federation in a dispute over marketing rights in an ad hoc arbitration proceeding