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International Arbitration

Our lawyers routinely handle international arbitrations of the greatest complexity across numerous commercial sectors, with amounts in dispute ranging from tens of millions to billions of U.S. dollars.  We have conducted arbitrations pursuant to the rules of all of the major arbitral institutions; including the ICDR/AAA, JAMS, LCIA, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, among others.  Drawing on that experience, a practical comparison of some of the major institutional rules appears here: Key International Arbitral Rules.

Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Disputes

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is widely acknowledged to have one of the world’s leading practices in the international arbitration of disputes arising out of oil and gas, power, large-scale infrastructure, engineering and construction projects, joint ventures and cross-border investments. Our clients in commercial arbitration matters have included private equity and investment funds; governmental bodies; and companies in the oil and gas, power, manufacturing, aerospace, telecommunications, mining and construction sectors.

Examples of our recent experience in commercial arbitrations appear here: Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Disputes

Akin Gump’s international arbitration practice receives high rankings in Chambers and The Legal 500, and our lawyers are regularly singled out for praise and recognition.

Treaty Arbitration and International Investment Disputes

At the front end, we advise on structuring investments to ensure that investment treaty protection is optimized, and we have developed an online tool that enables our clients to compare and contrast the features of different treaties so that an informed choice can be made.

Our treaty arbitration practice is set apart from that of many of our competitors in that we bring to bear not only experience in robustly pursuing arbitration proceedings, but also the distinctive experience and network of relationships we have gained from decades of advising on and negotiating, the very investment treaties on which such arbitrations are based. As a result, we possess a depth of understanding and insight that few can match. Further, the relationships that our international trade practice has developed enable us to pursue routes for the settlement of investment disputes that would not otherwise be available.

Reflecting the breadth of our practice, our clients in investment disputes matters have included both sovereign governments and international investors.

Examples of our recent experience in treaty arbitrations appear here: International Investment Disputes