International Arbitration

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, DIAC, UNCITRAL, ICDR etc) under the substantive laws of a broad range of countries (for example, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Africa, various US States, 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 Egypt, Lithuania, Turkey, the United States and Kazakhstan, under batch 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 also rely on Shepherd and Wedderburn's Commercial Disputes and Regulation team, its award-winning EU and Competition  and its US Litigation practices to solve thorny issues in high value, complex and significant cases in the UK and internationally.


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3am Clauses and How to Make the Right Choices: Choice of Jurisdiction

Are you ready to make an informed choice on which jurisdiction to use for settling international commercial disputes? Before you conclude your international commercial agreement, watch our video for practical guidance on the issues to be considered before signing on the dotted line!

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3am Clauses and How to Make the Right Choices: Choice of Law

Practical insight and guidance on how parties to international commercial agreements can make informed choices as to how and where a possible dispute should be resolved, and which law should apply in the event of a dispute.

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