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International Arbitration

Allen & Overy’s International Arbitration group advises a diverse range of corporates, financial institutions and governments on complex cross-border commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations.

With arbitration experts, including leading advocates, spread across our global network of offices, we advise on the most pressing and complex disputes wherever they arise. 

A&O’s international arbitration expertise spans the full range of sectors in which arbitration is used, including: 

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Construction and infrastructure projects
  • Telecommunications
  • Life sciences
  • Banking and finance
  • Intellectual property rights
  • M&A and joint ventures

Representing clients in arbitrations under all the key rules, including the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, our specialist practitioners around the world are qualified in many jurisdictions and fluent in numerous languages. Senior members of our team regularly sit as arbitrators and hold key positions with the leading arbitral institutions and/or legal associations. Our experience allows us to most effectively represent our clients' best commercial interests.

We typically conduct our own advocacy in clients’ arbitration cases, delivering cost savings and ensuring our advocates are involved from the very start of proceedings. Our approach to the conduct of matters is always informed by our advocacy experience.

News & insights

Publications: 06 JULY 2021

Vienna International Arbitral Centre launches new investment arbitration and mediation rules

With effect from 1 July 2021, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (the VIAC) has new specialised VIAC Rules of Investment Arbitration (Vienna Investment Arbitration Rules) and the VIAC Rules of…

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News: 01 JULY 2021

Guled Yusuf appointed to ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Africa Commission

Allen & Overy is delighted to announce the appointment of London-based Counsel, Guled Yusuf, as a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for Somalia. He has also been appointed to the…

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Publications: 08 JUNE 2021

Can arbitrators rely on their own internet research in an award?

The risk of annulment is different for arbitrations seated in Germany, England and France. Just ask Google. Whatever the question, our first port of call is to check the internet. But are arbitrators…

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News: 03 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy publishes empirical study on Costs, Damages and Duration in Investor-State Arbitration

We are delighted to announce the publication of the latest iteration of the study on “Costs, Damages and Duration in Investor-State Arbitration” authored by Allen & Overy partner Matthew Hodgson and…

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Awards

  1. Band 1, Dispute Resolution, Global-wide, Chambers Global 2019
  2. International Arbitration Firm of the Year, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2019
  3. Best Arbitration Team of the Year in Spain and Portugal, 2019 

 

Recognition

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