An increasing number of commercial disputes today are resolved through the use of various forms of arbitration and other means of “alternative dispute resolution.” We bring the same advocacy skills to these matters that we bring to matters in trial and appellate court, together with specialized knowledge of international arbitration rules and practice.
We believe that our experience as advocates who actually try cases and argue appeals provides us with a distinct advantage in these matters. Often there is little or no discovery and direct testimony may be submitted in writing. That puts a premium on lawyers who can cross-examine and who can prove-up or defend a case through proof developed “outside the record,” as well as prepare succinct written submissions quickly without the benefit of lengthy briefing schedules.
Our experience and familiarity with arbitration crosses a broad range of arbitral forums and arbitration rules, including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, AAA, Swiss Chambers, DIAC, KIAC, and UNCITRAL. Our lawyers have been involved in arbitrations seated in New York, Paris, London, Geneva, Dubai, and sub-Saharan jurisdictions. One of our lawyers is a former co-head of the LCIA’s arbitration secretariat in London and a leading author on LCIA arbitration.