When it comes to doing business in foreign jurisdictions, ensuring that disputes are decided impartially and quickly is key to protecting your business interests. Using arbitration to resolve contractual disputes with foreign companies ensures that your claim is heard by a neutral, sophisticated tribunal and that any award is enforceable around the world.
Whether you need help drafting an arbitration clause that maximizes your advantage if a dispute ever arises or you need a team that has real-world experience arbitrating cases in any jurisdiction, under any national law, and over the most complex legal issues possible, Alston & Bird’s globally focused team of arbitration lawyers provides smart, timely, and cost-efficient legal support.
We have represented clients in some of the largest international commercial arbitrations in the world, including matters where the amount in controversy exceeded US $5 billion. We have handled arbitrations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in a variety of subject matters ranging from complex commercial disputes (including failed joint ventures, breached distribution agreements, and competition law claims) to intellectual property disputes (including patent ownership disputes, licensing disputes, and royalty payment disputes in the technology, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries) to construction and energy matters.
Alston & Bird has arbitrated under the rules of almost every major global arbitral institution, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC-LCIA).
Doing business in foreign countries carries the potential for both risk and reward. In order to protect your commercial interests in the international marketplace, you cannot leave dispute resolution to chance. You need lawyers who have dedicated their careers to international dispute resolution, know how to advocate effectively across different legal regimes, and can provide you with real-world, practical solutions that help ensure successful international operations and commercial relationships.