International Arbitration and Mediation

Our firm advises and supports clients through all stages of arbitrated and mediated disputes and settlements. These disputes include a wide variety of subjects, including commercial or industry-specific disagreements, as well as foreign investment disputes arising under bilateral treaties with other states. Disputes often involve complex issues, high values, counterclaims and jurisdictional disagreements. Our firm offers clients comprehensive strategic legal advice, negotiation support and representation. We also support clients regarding settlement processes or post-arbitration services, such as enforcement of arbitral awards.

We advise and represent clients in structuring and engaging in tailored mediation processes, including legal strategy and timing. Our overarching goal is always to enable our clients to reach a timely, cost efficient and sustainable resolution, with as little business disruption as possible.

We work closely with clients to assess dispute risks and determine the appropriate and cost-efficient dispute resolution procedures for their industry and business-type. Our firm also advises clients on dispute-avoidance strategies, as well as drafts tailored dispute resolution clauses which establish mediation and arbitration procedures, just in case a dispute ever arises. We integrate such dispute resolution processes into key documents related to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and commercial agreements as well as other potentially contentious agreements or transactions. This is particularly important for projects within the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors, where arbitration is a commonly adopted dispute resolution mechanism.

We have experience with both civil law and common law systems, giving us the flexibility to support clients regardless of the arbitration rules selected to govern a procedure. We are familiar with a range of common international arbitral procedures and rules, including:

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC),
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL),
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Our firm also has particular experience representing clients involved in the FIBA and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) processes.