International Arbitration


Our International Arbitration group is one of the largest and most experienced in the world, as highlighted in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 US, The Legal 500 Latin America, The Legal 500 UK, Global Arbitration Review, Latin Lawyer 250, and US News & World Report, among other publications.

We offer clients a practice of exceptional breadth and scope, with a team of seasoned lawyers recognized for its success rate: "Arnold & Porter has arguably had a longer winning streak at ICSID than any other firm in this book" (Global Arbitration Review "GAR 100" 2019); client service: "'The firm is excellent; they are strategic and have diverse lawyers with different backgrounds, which gives them sound criteria with which to defend our case'" (Chambers Global 2018); and experience and expertise: "Prestigious firm regularly tackling sophisticated, high-value cases under all major arbitral rules." (Chambers Global 2019).

Sovereign States, state-owned companies and entities, corporations and individuals consistently select us to represent them in investor-State and commercial arbitrations before international arbitral institutions worldwide, and under a variety of arbitral rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, and various chambers of commerce and industry-specific institutions. The group has extensive experience arbitrating disputes in a range of industries and economic sectors, including energy, mining, construction, intellectual property licensing, telecommunications, banking, finance, and government concessions.

Our group includes lawyers from both common and civil law backgrounds, widely praised for "excellent bilingual" and cultural skills, and international capabilities (Chambers Global 2019). Many of our team members have significant experience with Washington, DC and multilateral policy matters, having served in the US Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and Justice, the US Congress, and multilateral organizations in Washington such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). We also draw upon our significant relationships with firms, attorneys, and government agencies in countries around the globe, all of which help us provide great benefit and value to our clients.


Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S. v. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/1)

Successfully represented Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S. in an ICSID arbitration.

Major Turkish Company Major Turkish Company in an ICC arbitration

Successfully represented Major Turkish Company in an ICC Arbitration.

Republic of Costa Rica Supervision y Control v. Costa Rica (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/4)

Successfully represented sovereign State in an ICSID arbitration involving a claim for US$ 345 million relating to a concession contract for the safety inspection and emissions control of motor vehicles.

Czech Republic Seven different investment arbitrations.

Successfully represented sovereign State in six investment arbitrations under UNCITRAL rules in the solar sector. One case is still ongoing.

Republic of Korea LSF-KEB Holdings SCA and others v. Republic of Korea (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/37)

Representing the sovereign State in an ICSID arbitration involving a claim of US$ 4.4 billion concerning the Lone Star Funds, with respect to certain bank regulation and tax matters.



The Green Pledge: No Talk, More Action
Kluwer Arbitration Blog
Identifying Institutional Models for Arbitrator Appointments - All Roads Lead to Rome
Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes, Co-author
The Business of Human Rights: Is there a Viable Platform for Arbitration
Corporate Disputes Issue, Co-author
The United States Shifting Relationship with International Adjudication
Human Rights and Environmental Disputes in International Arbitration
Columbia Arbitration Day 2020, Columbia Law School, New York


Chambers Global
International Arbitration (Global-wide) (2020)
International Arbitration (Latin America-wide) (2020)
International Arbitration (USA-wide) (2020)
International Disputes & Regulation: High-Performing Firms – "Spotlight Table" (USA-wide) (2019)
Chambers USA
International Arbitration (Nationwide) (2019)
Chambers Latin America
International Arbitration (Latin America-wide) (2020)
Shortlist – Awards for International Counsel in Latin America for International Arbitration (2018)

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