International Arbitration

Morgan Lewis’s international arbitration team combines dispute resolution strategy and creative legal analysis with insight into intercultural and arbitration dynamics to represent clients in international disputes. Our highly regarded arbitration lawyers handle significant disputes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, and the Middle East. Our team has experience representing clients under all principal international arbitration rules and is well versed in both civil and common law.

Our lawyers have acted in some of the largest, most well-known investment arbitrations under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention and other fora.

With knowledge across many industries and experience in many venues, our lawyers propose creative, cost-effective solutions and strategies while exploring resolutions that make business sense for our clients. Our team is familiar with all aspects of international arbitration, and because the successful resolution of a dispute often goes beyond the arbitration process, we also advise clients in ancillary proceedings such as mediation, attachments, injunctions, appeals, and enforcement proceedings worldwide.

Global Reach

In addition to pure ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and ICSID, our lawyers regularly participate in proceedings conducted under the rules of many arbitral institutions, including

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) 
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) 
  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • Society of Maritime Arbitrators

Individual lawyers on our team are members of the panels of arbitrators of the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, ICDR, German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI), and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

We are also active in various academic and professional organizations, including

  • International Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Arbitration Committee
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • International Law Association
  • Swiss Arbitral Association (ASA)
  • Austrian Arbitration Association
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • American Society of International Law
  • International Law Association