International Arbitration

Expert legal advisers and dispute resolution specialists with experience of international disputes around the globe.

Our team of dispute resolution specialists has considerable experience of ‘big ticket’ international arbitration and other international disputes in jurisdictions around the globe. Our specialists 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, ensuring they are sufficiently robust to achieve optimum advantage should problems arise in the future.

Our international arbitration experience covers:

  • commercial arbitration spanning sectors such as energy and hospitality;
  • 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 number of different countries (including England, Germany, Ireland and the UAE);
  • jurisdiction-related issues, obtaining evidence in one country for use in judicial proceedings elsewhere, and the enforcement of foreign judgments in the UK and elsewhere internationally; and
  • advocacy, where appropriate, in international arbitration cases, often with the assistance of co-counsel qualified under the relevant substantive laws.

We adopt the most cost-efficient approach possible in these complex cases, ensuring our clients are consulted and kept informed at every stage of proceedings.

Clients can rely on Shepherd and Wedderburn's arbitration team to solve thorny issues in high value, complex and significant cases in the UK and internationally.