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

Solutions driven and “excellent on every front” (Chambers Latin America), our 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 2020, 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.

Our practice has grown significantly in the past three years, and we have been joined by leading international arbitration lawyers in Paris, Singapore, Frankfurt, and New York, as well as Dubai and Miami, where we have added market-leading teams for disputes in the Middle East and Latin America, respectively. We now have one of the largest and most diverse international arbitration practices in the world, with the ability to represent clients in arbitral centers and seats around the globe. As one of the world’s leading disputes firms, we also represent clients in arbitration-related proceedings in first instance and appellate courts, including stay and enforcement proceedings.

Areas Of Focus

Investor/State Arbitrations