King & Spalding has a preeminent global disputes practice that comprises more than 130 lawyers in 17 offices across the globe, combining strong litigation, arbitration, and regulatory expertise with deep-seated experience in common and civil laws. The practice is distinguished by global work, high-profile multinational clients, and the very large amounts at stake, with our team representing multinational corporations, financial institutions, industrial groups, and State entities, regularly advising on high-profile cases in the aerospace and defense; energy; mining; chemical; manufacturing; banking and financial services; construction; healthcare; medical device; insurance; IT and telecommunications; pharmaceuticals; and real estate sectors. The team has acted in proceedings involving projects or parties in more than 130 countries, securing cutting-edge interim relief, billions of dollars in damages, and successful enforcement activities. The group litigates before leading arbitral and trade fora, national courts, and regulatory bodies and is particularly effective at deploying this experience in disputes that involve multiple international jurisdictions and competing proceedings. The group also represents numerous multinational clients in connection with FCPA compliance issues, internal investigations and enforcement actions arising from projects in many of these countries.
In 2013, The Lawyer ranked King & Spalding among the top 20 litigation firms globally in its annual survey. Law360 ranked the firm ninth in its Global 20, a ranking of law firms that stand out for their cross-discipline, multijurisdictional international expertise. The preeminent FCPA news organization, Main Justice,recognized our group’s FCPA practitioners as among the nation’s “Best FCPA Lawyers” in 2013. Chambers Global recognized King & Spalding as one of the top four global law firms serving as arbitration counsel in 2014, and U.S. News and World Report ranked the firm “Tier 1” for international trade.