International Arbitration

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:

  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • Ad hoc arbitrations
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
  • Society of Maritime Arbitrators

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.