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: 09 APRIL 2021
International Arbitration Group formally commits to reducing its environmental impact.Read more
Publications: 03 MARCH 2021
The EU should express its readiness to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, France says in a letter to the European Commission.Read more
Publications: 15 FEBRUARY 2021
The obligations of an expert services provider to avoid a conflict with its client’s interests should be assessed by reference to the expert’s retainer and not (as was held at first instance) by…Read more
Publications: 15 FEBRUARY 2021
An agreement to submit to non-binding arbitration is not an enforceable arbitration agreement under the English Arbitration Act 1996. The court dismissed an application for stay of English court…Read more
- 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