Reed Smith’s international arbitration practice spans the globe. With offices in the world’s leading arbitral seats, including London, Paris, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Miami, and Houston, we are strongly positioned to represent clients in international business disputes.

Our solutions driven team is recognized for its “great depth and strength of expertise and experience” (The Legal 500 UK). We are ranked in the elite GAR 30 2021, Global Arbitration Review’s list of the world’s top 30 leading international arbitration practices.

Our handling of arbitration proceedings has been described as “truly remarkable, with outstanding results” (The Legal 500 Latin America 2020). Our clients, whether privately or publicly owned, benefit from the invaluable insights, in-depth knowledge, award-winning talent and cross-border collaboration of our global team of international arbitration lawyers, many embedded in our core industry practice areas.

We act as trusted advisers, advocates and arbitrators across a broad spectrum of complex and often multi-million/billion-dollar commercial, investor-state, and sector-specific arbitrations. Our dynamic and forward-looking practice has a strong track record of achieving results based on our clients’ needs, their commercial objectives and the characteristics of the dispute.

  • “A firm with lawyers who genuinely care about their clients’ businesses… They are meticulous in their work." Chambers UK 2022
  • “The best Latin American arbitration team in the industry.” Legal 500 Latin America 2022
  • "The kind of external advisers that you always want to have on your side… The team is outstanding." Chambers USA 2021
  • “A dynamic and forward-looking practice…superb at providing clients with advice which reflects their practical and commercial objectives.’’ The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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