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Global Disputes Law Firm


Asia Practice
Crisis Management
Energy & Natural Resources
Germany Practice
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade/WTO
Islamic Finance
Latin America Practice
Pharma/Biotech/Med Devices
Section 337 Investigations
White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
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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.

Reginald R Smith (Reggie) 
T: +1 713 751 3226 HOUSTON
Andrew C Hruska (Drew) 
T: +1 212 556 2278 NEW YORK
T: +7 495 228 8500 MOSCOW
Edward G Kehoe 
T: +1 212 556 2246 NEW YORK
Stephen J Orava (Steve) 
T: +1 202 661 7937 WASHINGTON, D.C.
T: +41 22 591 0802 GENEVA
R Doak Bishop (Doak) 
T: +1 713 751 3205 HOUSTON
Daniel C Crosby 
T: +41 22 591 0801 GENEVA
Kenneth R Fleuriet (Ken) 
T: +33 1 7300 3910 PARIS
John Savage QC 
T: +44 20 7551 2157 LONDON
T: +65 6303 6003 SINGAPORE
Thomas K Sprange QC 
T: +44 20 7551 7529 LONDON

"This firm is growing from strength to strength, and is much admired for its geographical coverage and the quality of its team of lawyers worldwide."
Chambers Global
International Arbitration

"This group offers an impressive depth of experience in advising petitioners on trade remedy cases, and acts for a swath of US exporters in foreign trade remedies proceedings."
Chambers USA,
International Trade