Reed Smith has “a team with very strong expertise, arbitration skills, flexibility, availability” (The Legal 500 EMEA 2022) and is “a solid player across [the] main arbitration centers” (The Legal 500 USA 2021).

Helping clients to find solutions to their domestic and international corporate and commercial arbitration disputes is a core practice area for our firm. As one of the largest disputes practices in the world, we have a dedicated team of over 100 international arbitration lawyers across 31 offices globally who act as trusted legal counsel to leading national and international businesses.

We assist our clients in navigating the complexities of operating in evolving marketplaces, and deliver solutions aligned to their business objectives. We represent clients in disputes arising from corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures and partnerships, in addition to a whole range of commercial agreements, including licensing and distribution agreements.

We can help you at any and all stages of a business transaction, from advice on the effective use and drafting of arbitration clauses (including forum choice and how to maximize enforcement efficacy), through to dispute avoidance/resolution strategy, negotiation and representation before tribunals. Our clients benefit from bespoke, insightful advice and tailored legal decision-making, as demonstrated by our inclusion in BTI Consulting Group’s “Most Recommended” law firms for eight consecutive years.