International Arbitration

International Arbitration Lawyers based in London

Our specialist dispute resolution lawyers are experienced at dealing with domestic and international arbitrations.

In an international setting our arbitration lawyers have experience of the rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the London Court of International Arbitration.  We have acted as Lead Counsel and Co-Counsel in a number of large scale international arbitrations.  We have a close working relationship with lawyers around the world who we can work with as Co-counsel if the dispute contains Civil Law or other legal codes.  The Team is experienced in applying the IBA Rules of evidence and acting as advocates for clients.

In a domestic UK setting the team have  developed knowledge of the UK arbitration rules and they have experience of a number of recent arbitrations.

Our approach

We pride ourselves on our partner-led and personal service - our first step is always to understand your position and to define your commercial objectives

We are a trusted partner to our clients and we are acutely aware of our client’s commercial position and goals as well as legal outcomes when advising in relation to commercial disputes.

Our experience

  • Advising on 8 potential arbitrations under the DIFC or ICC Arbitration for a client based in the UAE, pursuing the recovery of over $100million.
  • Advising on a series of international arbitrations in Hong Kong.
  • Advising on a dispute in the Czech Republic under the ICC Expedited Procedure.
  • Advising on an ICC arbitration regarding dispute over works in Iraq.
  • Acting for turnkey contractor in proceedings before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in relation to enforcement of New York Convention arbitration award against Nigerian state owned oil and gas company.

Benefits of arbitration 

  • Pursuing litigation in a local Court can be a costly, time consuming and uncertain process
  • Arbitrations have become an increasingly popular form of alternative dispute resolution as they offer more certainty than litigation in the courts
  • Arbitration is often quicker and cheaper than the Court process and is a useful alternative to Court proceedings
  • Arbitrations, including the terms of the settlement, are confidential
  • Parties who choose to enter into arbitration agreements choose to refer any potential dispute to either a single arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators, each of whom will decide the outcome of the dispute objectively
  • The decision will be binding on the parties subject to potentially challenging that decision
  • The format and timetable of the arbitration can be agreed, freeing the parties from the Court’s legal process and timetable

For further information

If you are considering arbitration to resolve your dispute then please contact one of our experienced arbitration partners:

Nigel Adams, Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution on +44 (0)20 7421 7958 or at


Richard Bailey, Partner and Head of Construction and International Arbitration on +44 (0)20 7421 7921 or at

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