With the rising number of international disputes over the last few years, companies increasingly rely on strong, reputable and experienced lawyers to handle their most sensitive, high-stakes matters. We are deeply engaged in complex international arbitrations, both as counsel for parties to a dispute and as appointed arbitrators.
Why Paul, Weiss
Paul, Weiss is deeply engaged in complex international arbitrations, both as counsel for parties to a dispute and as appointed arbitrators. By bringing together the combined talents of our highly experienced international lawyers with the unsurpassed advocacy skills of our renowned litigators, we are able to provide the experience and perspective required to protect the interests of clients doing business across national borders. Our clients value not only our ability to successfully resolve international disputes, but also the sound counsel we provide on the inclusion of dispute resolution provisions in international contracts.
International presence is important for both our clients and our practice, and our offices in the U.K. (London) and Asia (Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo) allow us to better serve our international clients. We have experience in a wide range of arbitral forums, including the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, JAMS, among others, handling an array of international arbitrations that are nearly as varied as international trade and commerce itself. These controversies have involved joint ventures, construction contracts, franchise agreements, intellectual property rights, defense contracts, securities investments, shareholders' agreements, insurance and reinsurance agreements, and long-term oil and gas supply and transportation contracts, to cite just a few examples. Our vast experience with these arbitral bodies provides familiarity with the different rules and procedures of each, and two of our lawyers are honorary members of COMBAR, the London commercial barristers organization. But, perhaps more than anything, it is our powerful track record as litigators that sets us apart. When the hearing begins, clients want to know that their lawyers can persuade the tribunal of the merits of their claims or defenses.
Our attorneys are leaders in the International Arbitration arena. We pioneered the first "fast-track" International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration in the 1990s. Since then we have worked on a number of high-stakes disputes in a range of international forums. In 2011, we achieved two significant victories - one for a major financial institution and another for one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas companies in the world - that will shape the legal landscape of both the financial services and insurance industries for years to come.