Cross-border litigation and arbitration

Our lawyers represent major foreign businesses in mediation, arbitration and litigation in U.S. courts and work closely with foreign counsel in foreign litigation and arbitration.

We offer such solutions as:

  • Advance planning for resolution of potential international contract or business disputes
  • Counsel on the possible benefits of arbitration, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, instead of litigation
  • Advice regarding selection of arbitration rules and administering bodies (AAA, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID)
  • Development of carefully constructed arbitration clauses
  • Guidance on applicable substantive and procedural law
  • Assistance in the selection of appropriate arbitrators
  • Forceful presentation of client interests, using our experience with a variety of arbitral institutions and tribunals and our knowledge of the cultural influences affecting them
  • Assistance in enforcing arbitral awards
  • Representation of U.S. clients in high profile, sensitive litigation and arbitration against foreign parties and foreign companies and nationals before U.S. tribunals

Our litigators use international processes to obtain valuable evidence and make use of sophisticated means for obtaining and presenting effective information. Our partners include experienced international arbitrators and mediators affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Arbitration Association
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • World Bank’s International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes