Morgan Lewis’s international arbitration team combines dispute resolution strategy and creative legal analysis with insight into intercultural and arbitration dynamics to represent clients in international disputes. Our highly regarded arbitration lawyers handle significant disputes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Africa, and the Middle East. Our team has experience representing clients under all principal international arbitration rules and is well versed in both civil and common law.
Our lawyers have acted in some of the largest, most well-known investment arbitrations under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention and other fora.
With knowledge across many industries and experience in many venues, our lawyers propose creative, cost-effective solutions and strategies while exploring resolutions that make business sense for our clients. Our team is familiar with all aspects of international arbitration, and because the successful resolution of a dispute often goes beyond the arbitration process, we also advise clients in ancillary proceedings such as mediation, attachments, injunctions, appeals, and enforcement proceedings worldwide.
In addition to pure ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and ICSID, our lawyers regularly participate in proceedings conducted under the rules of many arbitral institutions, including
Individual lawyers on our team are members of the panels of arbitrators of the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, ICDR, German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI), and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre.
We are also active in various academic and professional organizations, including
As a global adviser to the oil and gas sector, Morgan Lewis represents clients in international arbitration matters throughout the world. Our clients include public utilities, integrated oil companies, state-owned entities, independent power producers, independent oil and gas companies, petrochemical companies, refiners and marketers, project developers, financial institutions, private equity firms, service companies, and government contractors.
Because each of our offices has access to the experience and arbitration resources of the entire firm, we can assemble national or international teams to handle major matters in any jurisdiction.
Our lawyers have represented clients in complex matters involving virtually every aspect of the industry, including upstream and downstream matters, project development, construction, crisis management and emergency response, pollution, and general commercial matters. We also have supervised lawyers in many international jurisdictions and represent clients in arbitrations worldwide. Our experience provides our clients with the means to forcefully press their positions in the confidential setting offered by arbitration while preserving existing relationships where possible. Although we often use our strength in mediation and settlement negotiations to our clients’ greatest possible advantage, we do not hesitate to vigorously pursue arbitration awards where commercial settlements are impossible.
Our experience includes representations involving various arbitration rules, including the rules of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).