Arbitration is an ever more popular choice for those seeking to resolve high-value disputes away from state courts. It may be the right route for you because proceedings can be private in a way that court cases are not, perhaps due to the perception of flexibility around procedures, or because you are confident that decisions made are easier to enforce across international borders. Whatever the context, we support clients in a wide variety of sectors through every stage of the arbitration process.
Our arbitration expertise
Acting for claimants and respondents, our collective experience in the field extends to commercial, investor-state and family arbitration matters, and encompasses international and domestic disputes. The range and variety of our practice is huge, but we have one guiding principle: to support you to achieve a commercially sensible outcome. We take the time to understand the pressures involved, both financial and personal. Whatever the challenge you face, we will guide you through all stages of the arbitral process with sensitivity and discretion.
Our expertise spans legal disputes in sectors including:
- oil and gas
- telecoms and media
- fashion and retail
We have handled a wide range of complex, high-value cases from sale-of-goods disputes, to those relating to mergers and joint ventures, shipping and ship building arbitrations, construction disputes, intellectual property and IT claims and expropriation actions.
Most of our work is international in nature and we have a long history of working with clients and intermediaries in other parts of the world. Our arbitration specialists are qualified in several jurisdictions (both common law and civil law). We regularly act as local co-counsel in London-based arbitrations that involve the laws of other countries (examples include Austrian, Brazilian, French and German law, and the laws of several African, Caribbean and US jurisdictions).
Our expert arbitration lawyers are familiar with the rules of the major arbitral institutions, having conducted cases under, among others, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the German Arbitration Institute (DIS), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and United Nation Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules. We also advise on ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
With 'an international arbitration practice that provides top-notch representation', Farrer & Co's commercial arbitration focus covers corporate, energy, financial services, construction and public procurement disputes.