We have a strong team of dispute resolution specialists with experience of ‘big ticket’ international arbitration and other international disputes in jurisdictions throughout the globe. We are experts in all forms of international arbitration, including both commercial arbitration and arbitration between investors and states under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, on the basis of both institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules.

Additionally, our expertise in international disputes allows us to provide clients with invaluable advice on structuring international relationships to ensure that they are sufficiently robust to achieve optimum advantage should problems arise in the future.

Our team is experienced in all aspects of international arbitration such as:

Our commercial arbitration practice has focused on work in the energy and hospitality industries, and has also included commercial disputes involving joint ventures in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. We have acted in cases under all of the major arbitration rules (LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, ICDR etc) under the substantive laws of a broad range of countries (for example, England, Germany, Ireland, and the UAE), in arbitrations with their seat in a wide range of cities around the world.

Our investor-state arbitration lawyers have acted for investors against states including Lithuania, Turkey, and Kazakhstan, under both ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.

We frequently advise clients on issues relating to jurisdiction, obtaining evidence in one country for use in judicial proceedings elsewhere, and the enforcement of foreign judgments in the UK and elsewhere internationally.

In appropriate cases, we conduct our own advocacy in international arbitration cases, often with the assistance of co-counsel qualified under the relevant substantive laws. We pride ourselves in adopting the most cost-efficient approach possible to these complex cases, ensuring that our clients are consulted and kept informed at every stage of the proceedings.

Clients can rely on Shepherd and Wedderburn's Commercial Disputes and Regulation team and its award-winning EU and Competition  practices to solve thorny issues in high value, complex and significant cases in the UK and internationally.