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International Arbitration

Our approach

Increasingly, international arbitration is the means by which our clients seek to resolve their disputes. This is due to the relative ease with which arbitral awards can be enforced abroad, particularly when compared with court judgments, along with the confidential nature of arbitration proceedings. All of our core team are arbitration specialists and understand the intricacies and nuances of international arbitration practice as an alternative option to traditional litigation. Our leadership team conducts its own advocacy on behalf of its clients. This provides a fully in-house offering for our clients, ensuring those fighting for them are across the detail from day one.

Our experience

Our team act for clients in international commercial arbitrations subject to a variety of governing substantive and procedural laws, before all major arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC etc), as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. In addition, we act for clients in investor-state arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  We represent clients in arbitrations seated all over the world. We have particular expertise in disputes in Africa and Asia/South Asia, but also in other regions including Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

Our strengths

Our work spans a range of sectors, including energy, mining, construction and engineering, banking and finance, FinTech and cryptocurrency, commodities, telecommunications, shipping, real estate and life sciences.  One of our strengths is through working alongside our Mishcon Private colleagues, the team regularly represents Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and their conglomerates in preserving their interests and investments through international arbitration. In addition, our cross-border team of international arbitration specialists based in London, Singapore and Hong Kong work closely with our experts across the firm in more nuanced areas including Fraud, Employment, Insurance, Art Law and Sports Disputes.

There are times when it is necessary to engage with state courts and our lawyers are leaders in the market in arbitration-related court proceedings, including injunction applications, investigatory and discovery efforts, and enforcement of arbitral awards. Led by Louis Flannery KC (the author of Merkin & Flannery on the Arbitration Act 1996, the leading authority on the English Arbitration Act) the team are experts in the enforcement stages of international arbitration.

Privacy notice

The protection of your personal data is of great importance to us. We therefore process your data only in accordance with legal provisions (GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018).

Mishcon de Reya LLP is proud to be a signatory to the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. In order to comply with our commitments set out in the pledge, we record gender statistics for arbitrators recommended to clients, nominated and appointed in arbitrations in which this firm is instructed. Anonymised gender statistics may be made publicly available.

Further, Mishcon de Reya LLP processes the data of such arbitrators in connection with is provision of legal services. The information we routinely collect from arbitrators in connection with those services is their names and professional contact details. We store those details to track the number and type of arbitrations in which arbitrators are involved in matters involving this firm in order to pursue the legitimate interests of the firm and clients involved in arbitrations in which we are instructed.

We may store arbitrator data for such duration as is necessary for the fulfilment of these purposes or for the compliance with statutory retention obligations.

All data subjects whose personal data we process have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of personal data, or the restriction of processing concerning them, or to object to our processing of the data, as well as the right to data portability. Additionally, data subjects have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office about our processing of their personal data.

You can reach us at the following contacts: Mishcon de Reya LLP, Africa House, 72 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH T +44 20 3321 7000.


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