Cross-border litigation and arbitration

We take pride in our long history of successful dispute resolution and litigation on behalf of some of the world’s best-known companies, as well as many smaller businesses and individuals. Our broad international perspective enables our lawyers to successfully represent major foreign businesses in U.S. litigation, mediation and arbitration. We also work closely with local counsel to resolve our clients’ legal issues in a wide-variety of foreign litigation and arbitration matters.

We offer advance planning solutions such as:

  • Consideration of various dispute resolution alternatives for inclusion in international contracts
  • Counsel on the possible benefits of arbitration, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, rather than litigation
  • Advice regarding the selection of arbitration rules and administering bodies (e.g., AAA, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID)
  • Development of carefully constructed arbitration clauses
  • Guidance on applicable substantive and procedural law
  • In the case of pre-existing disputes, we regularly:
  • Forcefully advocate for our clients’ interests using our experience in a variety of courts and arbitral institutions and our knowledge of the cultural influences affecting them 
  • Guide the selection of appropriate arbitrators
  • Assist in enforcing arbitral awards
  • Represent U.S. clients in high-profile and often sensitive litigation and arbitration against foreign parties before U.S. tribunals

Our litigators are comfortable using international mechanisms to obtain critical 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