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Clients facing complex, high-value international business disputes are increasingly looking to international arbitration to resolve them. Paul, Weiss positions companies and investors to secure the most favorable decisions possible, drawing on our team’s experience and prowess as courtroom advocates, and a specialized knowledge of the major arbitration bodies’ rules and procedures.

Our Practice

Today’s volatile global business environment means that more high-value commercial and investor disputes are being resolved via arbitration, with its promise of a more neutral forum, and an expedited resolution. Companies and investors turn to Paul, Weiss’s International Arbitration Practice because of our lawyers’ unsurpassed skills, confidence and track record as litigators; nuanced understanding of the how arbitration institutions function; and tenacious, responsive and commercial approach.

Our lawyers have appeared before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the American Arbitration Association (AAA)/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); UNCITRAL; and others. Whether devising a winning strategy before a claim is filed, seeking emergency and expedited measures, advocating before an arbitral panel, or overseeing post-award proceedings, our focus is on positioning our clients to secure the most favorable results possible. We are also valued for the sound counsel we provide on the inclusion of dispute resolution provisions in international contracts.

The team handles a wide range of cross-border disputes, including high-value claims arising from sales, supply, distribution and other agreements; loans and recapitalizations; insurance disputes; joint ventures, M&A transactions and other transactions across borders; and alleged breaches in investment contracts. We also have experience in complex arbitration claims involving construction and defense contracts; franchise and financial data agreements; oil-and-gas supply and transportation contracts; and others. In recent years, our lawyers have secured among the highest-value arbitral wins, including complete defense victories in two consecutive multibillion-dollar claims.

Two of our lawyers are honorary members of COMBAR, the London commercial barristers organization. Our offices in the U.K. (London) and Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo) allow us to better serve our international clients.

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