The Morgan Lewis international arbitration team combines dispute resolution strategy and creative legal analysis with insights into intercultural and arbitration dynamics to effectively counsel clients on international arbitration and cross-border disputes. Our highly regarded arbitration lawyers handle significant disputes in the Americas, Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The team has experience representing clients under all principal international arbitration rules, and is well versed in both civil and common law.
With industry knowledge and experience in many venues, our lawyers propose creative and cost effective solutions and strategies, while also exploring resolutions that make business sense for our clients. The team is intimately familiar with all aspects of international arbitration, and some team members also serve as arbitrators. Because the successful resolution of a dispute often goes beyond the arbitration process itself, the group also advises clients in ancillary proceedings.
Our international arbitration team counsels clients on all types of international arbitration matters, including those involving joint ventures, and other commercial and investment disputes. Clients also engage our services when facing ancillary proceedings such as mediation, attachments, injunctions, appeals, and enforcement proceedings worldwide.
Our lawyers regularly participate—as counsel, expert witnesses, and arbiters—in proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of many organizations, including:
Individual lawyers in the group are members of, and also serve on, various international panels and committees, including the ICDR, LCIA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Dispute Resolution Section of the International Bar Association, International Arbitration Committee, Section of International Law of the American Bar Association, SIAC, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Arbitration and Mediation Centre, and Indonesian National Board of Arbitration.
As a global adviser to the oil and gas sector, Morgan Lewis represents clients in international arbitration matters throughout the world. Our clients include public utilities, integrated oil companies, state-owned entities, independent power producers, independent oil and gas companies, petrochemical companies, refiners and marketers, project developers, financial institutions, private equity firms, service companies, and government contractors.
Because each of our offices has access to the experience and arbitration resources of the entire firm, we can assemble national or international teams to handle major matters in any jurisdiction.
Our lawyers have represented clients in complex matters involving virtually every aspect of the industry, including upstream and downstream matters, project development, construction, crisis management and emergency response, pollution, and general commercial matters. We also have supervised lawyers in many international jurisdictions and represent clients in arbitrations worldwide. Our experience provides our clients with the means to forcefully press their positions in the confidential setting offered by arbitration while preserving existing relationships where possible. Although we often use our strength in mediation and settlement negotiations to our clients’ greatest possible advantage, we do not hesitate to vigorously pursue arbitration awards where commercial settlements are impossible.
Our experience includes representations involving various arbitration rules, including the rules of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).