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International Arbitration

International arbitration may be the answer if you need a confidential, effective and fast method to resolve a commercial dispute.

Our expert commercial dispute resolution solicitors match the best alternative dispute resolution (ADR) option to your UK based or international commercial dispute, including international arbitration.

What is international arbitration?

International arbitration is particularly suited to resolving cross-border disputes. Often, within a disputed commercial contract, there will be a dispute resolution clause where there may be a requirement to use international arbitration as the method of ADR.

The exact arbitration process that applies to a dispute depends on the rules of the relevant arbitral institution overseeing the dispute. Our international arbitration solicitors will guide you through the arbitration process.

Why international arbitration?

International arbitration is often used as the ADR method to resolve international and cross-border disputes. Arbitration enables the parties to agree on a neutral country and venue and select an international arbiter with the experience and expertise suited to the dispute.

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International arbitration services

Our commercial and corporate lawyers work to help your business to succeed and are always on hand. In our experience, we know that disputes can and do occur in any commercial relationship. That is where our commercial litigation and dispute resolution solicitors can help.

Every international arbitration is different, but our specialist international arbitration lawyers can advise you on:

  • the international arbitration process and procedure
  • the arbitral institution and selection of arbiter
  • the law of the arbitration seat and the legal context in which the arbitration will work
  • the role of the national courts in the arbitration process
  • likely costs and timescales
  • enforcing the arbitration decision

The benefits of international arbitration

International arbitration is often chosen as the ADR method for a cross-border dispute because it avoids expensive litigation over which country has jurisdiction to resolve the claim. However, jurisdiction disputes can be just as complex as the central issue between the parties.

The benefits of international arbitration include:

  • specialist arbiters determine highly complex international cross-border disputes, so there is quality of decision making
  • in international and cross-border disputes, arbitration can take place in a neutral country with the selection of a neutral arbiter
  • it is flexible and quick in comparison to traditional commercial litigation
  • it is confidential, and this can be important where reputations or brand image are at stake
  • an arbiter’s decision is binding and enforceable
  • it is more cost-effective than prolonged and complex commercial litigation with disputed jurisdictional issues
  • if you want to continue a commercial relationship, then arbitration is more likely to achieve this than commercial litigation

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Our expert dispute resolution solicitors provide specialist commercially driven advice tailored to your business circumstances, combining technical excellence and exceptional client care to resolve the most complex international and cross-border disputes.

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