An award winning International Arbitration team
International arbitration remains an attractive option for resolving disputes because of its confidential nature, the global enforceability of arbitral awards and the successful adoption by most arbitration institutions of virtual technology.
With presence on the ground in most of the world’s major arbitration centres in London, Paris, Geneva, Dubai and Hong Kong, we can advise you on international arbitration conducted under both civil and common law systems, in many different languages.
Who we support
Whether you are a government, a ministry, a sovereign wealth fund, a multinational corporate or a private business, our dedicated arbitration specialists will work alongside you through every aspect of arbitration. From drafting complex arbitration clauses, through advising and representing you in disputes to helping locate assets and enforcing arbitral awards, we will aim to secure the best possible outcome for you.
Our partners will personally handle your case, providing you with a confidential, swift and cost-effective service with a view to achieving your strategic business objectives.
- Acting for a leading Middle East bank in a USD $30 million Islamic finance investment dispute.
- Acting for major Qatari telecommunications provider in relation to a USD 680 million LCIA Arbitration.
- Retained by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain, the independent body responsible for regulating the telecoms sector in the Kingdom, to advise in relation to numerous statutory arbitrations.
- Successfully defended an Isle of Man shipping company in LCIA arbitration proceedings concerning a multi-million USD West African shipping dispute.
- Representing a large international bank in a $13 million investment agency agreement.
Meet the international arbitration team
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments - DIFC
Charles Russell Speechlys contribute exclusively to Lexology GTDT, Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, DIFC 2023.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments - Abu Dhabi
Charles Russell Speechlys exclusively contribute to the Lexology GTDT, Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, Abu Dhabi chapter.
Sports Arbitration Rules and Roster of Dedicated Arbitrators
The Bahrain Chamber of Disputes Resolution publishes a brand-new set of Sports Arbitration Rules.
Arbitration agreements: governing law clarified and NOM clauses show their bite
Sam and Simon look at the recent developments concerning how the English courts will determine the governing law of arbitration agreements.
Playing fast and loose with justice: estoppel by conduct
Ben and Simon look at La Micro Group (UK) Ltd and another v La Micro Group Inc and others and its impact on estoppel
International Arbitration in India and Around the World
Rupa Lakha joined the panel discussing the latest developments in construction and dispute resolution.
Be careful what you reference: when witness evidence waives privilege
Gabrielle looks at the recent decision in Scipharm Sarl v Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its impact on privilege
Paula Boast, Thanos Karvelis, Niel Coertse and Mazin Al Mardhi write for the International Comparative Legal Guide - International Arbitration 2021
The guide covers common issues in international arbitration laws and regulations across 36 jurisdictions.
Weighing in on the importance of attention to detail in service cases
Rory looks at recent judgments that have emphasised the need to follow correct procedure when serving documents in court cases
ICC 2021 Rules
The ICC has recently updated its rules for arbitration: the new rules entered into force on 1 January 2021 (the “2021 Rules”).
Adding claimants pre-service and amending outside the limitation period: pitfalls for the unwary
Sonia looks at a recent High Court judgment and its important guidance on the ability of claimants to be added to a claim before service
Damages-based agreements: an island of clarity in changing seas
Simon, Joe and Lauren look at a recent judgment which is a welcome island of clarity in the damages-based agreement sea of uncertainty.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Insolvency Legislation in the GCC
The interesting times of the last 14 months were preceded by the interesting times of the financial crisis of 2008/2009.
Warranties on an indemnity basis: a question of damages
John and Simon take an in-depth look at warranties on an indemnity basis
Disclosure and documents referenced in expert reports: a level playing field?
Sonia looks at the impact of the recent High Court decision in Zverev v Ace Group International Ltd
Durra Al Ali
“Subject to contract” wording in settlement negotiations: a label that sticks
Durra looks at the term “subject to contract” and how it was put to the test in Joanne Properties Ltd v Moneything Capital Ltd and another.
Steven Carey writes for Building on the law that governs arbitration agreements international construction contracts
Safeguarding search orders and the role of public interest: lessons to be learned from recent case law
Caroline looks at lessons to be learned from the recent decision in Calor Gas Ltd v Chorley Bottle Gas Ltd and others
French reform on provisional enforcement by Law and why it matters to civil and commercial disputes strategy in France
Simone looks at the French reform on provisional enforcement by Law and why it matters to civil and commercial disputes strategy in France.
COVID-19: security for costs in an economic downturn
Caroline looks at a recent case where a party seeks to use COVID-19's economic consequences to support their security for costs application.