Arnold & Porter LLP's International Arbitration group is one of the largest and most experienced in the world, as acclaimed in publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 U.S., The Legal 500 U.K., Global Arbitration Review, International Legal Alliance Summit, US News & World Report, among others. In early 2013, our group was honored to receive the prestigious Global Arbitration Review award for the "large international arbitration practice that impressed the most in the past year."
We offer clients a practice of exceptional breadth and scope and a team of seasoned lawyers recognized for its success rate ("[F]amous for successes on behalf of companies and States …" - Global Arbitration Review "GAR 100" 2012; "Clients are impressed with the firm's 'record of success …'" -The Legal 500 U.S. 2011).); its client service ("'A strong practice … adept at making you feel like the only client'" - Chambers Latin America 2012; "[E]xtraordinary level of customer service" - Chambers Global 2010); and its high profile ("[C]lients say the firm's 'prestige makes who to use an easy decision'" - The Legal 500 US 2011; "The size of Arnold & Porter's international arbitration practice grows apace with its reputation" - Chambers Global 2012). Our group includes lawyers from both common and civil law backgrounds, widely praised for their language and cultural skills, and international capabilities ("'The group is excellent in working with different cultures, languages and outlooks … '" - Chambers USA 2011).
The firm represents companies and individuals, as well as sovereign States and state-owned companies and entities, in investor-State and commercial arbitrations, before diverse international arbitral institutions worldwide, and under a wide variety of arbitral rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, and AAA/ICDR, among others.
Our group is well-known on a global level for its experience in investor-State arbitration, including ICSID arbitrations and proceedings under UNCITRAL rules, brought pursuant to bilateral investment treaties, free trade agreements, and other instruments ("The group is lauded for its prowess in investor-State arbitrations …" - Chambers USA 2011). In recent years we have represented companies from a variety of countries, including Austria, Chile, France, Greece, Luxembourg, and the United States in investment arbitration claims against States in Europe, Africa, North America and South America.
Arnold & Porter is also acclaimed as one of the most experienced in the world in the defense of sovereign States in international arbitrations and other cross-border disputes ("Its wins in investor-state arbitrations have attracted several Latin American government clients" - Legal 500 US 2010; "[A] fantastic track record representing governments" - Chambers USA 2008). Our lawyers have successfully represented a significant number of States in international disputes, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Korea, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.
Our group also has broad experience in commercial arbitration, representing private parties as well as state-owned entities in a wide range of disputes arising out of transactions in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We have advised clients in proceedings relating to a diversity of industries and economic sectors, including energy, clean technology, construction, intellectual property licensing, mining, telecommunications, private equity and government concessions.
Our team is backed by the full resources of our firm, including the expertise of attorneys who have significant experience dealing with Washington, D.C. and multilateral policy matters, having served in leadership or staff positions at the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and Justice, the U.S. Congress, and multilateral organizations in Washington such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). We also draw upon the significant relationships we have built with firms, attorneys, and government agencies in cities and countries around the globe, all of which help us provide great benefit and value to our clients.