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
- 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: 17 January 2022
A number of factors have led to a more uncertain environment for infrastructure investment globally as we move into 2022.
News: 22 December 2021
Allen & Overy’s Kate Davies McGill has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2021 competition.
News: 09 December 2021
The Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022 survey of the world’s leading arbitration lawyers lists 16 Allen & Overy lawyers as “Global Leaders”, placing A&O third in the global rankings in terms of…
Publications: 02 December 2021
NWA v NVF, hot on the heels of a similar decision in Sierra Leone v SL Mining Ltd  EWHC 286 (Comm), confirms that, under English law, non-compliance with a pre-arbitral obligation to mediate is…
- Band 1, Dispute Resolution, Global-wide, Chambers Global 2019
- International Arbitration Firm of the Year, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2019
- Best Arbitration Team of the Year in Spain and Portugal, 2019
Prominent international team which maintains a respected arbitration practice.
Chambers Global 2020, International Arbitration, Global-wide
Commentators praise the firm, stating that ‘they undoubtedly have a fantastic practice’ and describing the arbitration group as a ‘truly global practice.’
Chambers Global 2018, International Arbitration, Global-wide
Exceptional magic circle firm with an extensive global presence in key jurisdictions worldwide. Houses leading disputes teams across Europe and Asia… Demonstrates notable expertise in construction, energy and natural resources.
Chambers Global 2019, Global-wide, Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration Review
Recent developments and emerging trends in international arbitration law and policy