Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

We regularly engage in arbitrations and mediations, as well as in court proceedings in connection with the enforcement and avoidance of arbitration clauses. We have prosecuted and defended commercial arbitrations before private tribunals such as the AAA and the ICC, and securities arbitrations before FINRA and the New York Stock Exchange.  For European investors, we have obtained multi-million dollar securities awards against major international investment banks. For parties seeking to avoid litigation, we have considerable experience in drafting rules and submission agreements for ad hoc arbitrations in the absence of binding contract arbitration clauses.

Examples of our recent cases include:

  • We are arbitrating breach of contract claims between a U.S. based distributer of electronics and its Chinese manufacturer.
  • In a UNICTRAL arbitration on behalf of a bilateral finance organization, we obtained a pre-award attachment of assets from a counterparty and prevailed in our interpretation of the meaning, under Ecuadorian law, of a clause in a put option contract, resulting in a financial award for our client.
  • We prosecuted, on behalf of a Swiss group, complex securities fraud claims in arbitration against a major U.S. financial institution, resulting in a multi-million dollar arbitration award for our clients.
  • We prosecuted breach of contract claims in arbitration against a major European petroleum producer, resulting in a favorable arbitration award for our client.