International Arbitration

When clients are involved in cross-border trade, the prospect of litigating in an unfamiliar court system can be daunting.

International arbitration offers a flexible means by which disputes can be resolved, either by a suitably qualified individual or a panel of arbitrators. The outcome will be an ‘award’ recognised and enforced as a court judgment in all major jurisdictions.

Fladgate’s dispute resolution team has an impressive track record in relation to international arbitration, having acted for international companies both in the UK and abroad. We are also experienced in supporting overseas based clients and their legal advisers in conducting arbitration proceedings in London.

We have particular expertise in disputes in construction/engineering, commodities, IP, sports and trusts. Our pragmatic, partner-led approach in this technically complex area ensures that clients receive the advice they need to reach a resolution quickly and cost-effectively.

Our team is experienced in conducting arbitrations under many international arbitration rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations, including:

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA)
  • International Cotton Association (ICA)

If you have any questions or queries please call Steven on +44 (0)20 3036 7258 or email smash@fladgate.com

“They are consistently proactive in their approach, providing solutions rather than problems to complex issues. They seem to have a natural ability to go straight to the heart of any issues, analyse the situation and provide very good advice.”

Chambers UK
 
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  • Commodities arbitration before the American Arbitration Association in New York arising out of a breach of contract over the sale and purchase of commodities, between a South American global commodity supplier and a South East Asian smelter.
  • Engineering – ICC arbitration between the UK subsidiary of an Austrian company and a French manufacturer of train components.
  • Commodities – arbitration before the American Arbitration Association in New York arising out of a breach of contract over the sale and purchase of commodities, between a South American global commodity supplier and a South East Asian smelter.
  • Manufacturing – arbitration before the LCIA (also concerned with the relationship between the arbitral process and the supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court) in relation to a rival dispute between investors and a substantial Indian manufacturing company, which also touched on the interrelationship between the jurisdiction of the Indian courts, their power to grant injunctive relief and the English courts.
  • Shipping – arbitration on behalf of a Greek ship owner against the government of Romania.
  • Multinational – LCIA arbitration between the Indian branch of a US multinational and its counterparty to a joint venture agreement.
  • Technology – arbitration before the LCIA on behalf of a software supplier based in India concerning allegations of breach of contract with a UK consumer.
  • Substantial multinational Korean-based corporation – multiparty construction dispute over a substantial construction project before the LCIA.
  • Engineering – LCIA arbitration between a UK company and a consortium of Spanish and German contractors in relation to delivery of trains.