Our U.S. international arbitration practice has an “outstanding reputation in the Americas” (Chambers USA 2020), thanks to being led by a “distinguished dispute resolution team with deep experience in commercial arbitrations” (Chambers Global 2020).
Our local presence across 17 offices in the United States allows us to offer coast-to-coast services to leading U.S.-based international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to midmarket and emerging enterprises. We act collaboratively on complex, cross-border matters, combining our “excellent strategic approach and advocacy” (The Legal 500 USA 2020), “gravitas and knowledge” (Chambers Global 2020) and “stellar reputation in the market” (Chambers USA 2019) to provide our clients with tailored solutions to suit their needs.
We advise clients on significant commercial disputes and in virtually every industry sector, many with an international element, including: pharmaceuticals and medical devices, telecoms, defense, projects, construction and engineering, energy and natural resources, commodities, oil and gas, chemicals, banking and financial services, transportation, international trade, manufacturing, leisure, environmental and insurance, as well as disputes arising from shareholder and joint venture agreements.
The U.S. international arbitration team “stands out for its in-depth knowledge in the construction, energy, and life sciences sectors” (The Legal 500 USA 2020) and often works on market-leading engagements across an extensive network of offices.
Our lawyers have extensive experience of international commercial and investment arbitration, acting for sovereign states, companies and individuals, on the side of both respondents and claimants. Our group has experience across key commercial arbitration centers, together with strong investment treaty experience, and frequently acts on matters under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, DIAC/DIFC, SCMA, KCAB, KLTCA and ACICA.
We remain committed to delivering exceptional legal services to our clients, where they need it most. We have offices in the leading arbitral centers across the United States, including New York, Miami and Houston. Our Miami office, opened in 2017, boasts a thriving, pro-arbitration culture, highlighted by multilingual, multicultural, economic and location advantages, and serves as a gateway for companies doing business in Latin America.
Our expansion continued in Texas with our new presence in Dallas – a significant hub for international businesses, and the health care and life sciences industries – and in Austin.
Our lawyers hold prestigious positions in the arbitral community, including being one of the 10 Americans first appointed by the U.S. government to advise the NAFTA Commission on the development and promotion of international arbitration and dispute resolution in the region, and later invited by the U.S. Department of State to serve as expert for its delegation to the Organization of American States’ private international law conference; being appointed as a board member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ (CIArb) North America branch and later nominated to lead the opening of its regional office in Miami; and being appointed Executive Committee member and revenue officer of the ABA Section of International Law. Multiple lawyers are also involved in the drafting of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Law on International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration.
In addition to these roles, our international arbitration lawyers are ranked in a variety of legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal, Acritas Stars, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Law 360 Rising Stars, and 40 under 40, and often collaborate on initiatives within the U.S. disputes community. They teach at business and law schools; serve as board members, committee members and mentors in various professional organizations; and organize, chair and present at industry events. Many also serve as arbitrators for the ICC, LCIA and ICDR.