A Global leading Practice
Recognized by Focus Europe, The Global Arbitration Review and Chambers USA as one of the best in the world, King & Spalding's international arbitration practice takes a creative and aggressive approach to arbitration. Our lawyers routinely handle arbitration matters in arbitral fora across the globe involving disputes arising from investments to manufacturing, distribution and licensing. Our lawyers bring the same knowledge, skills and relationships to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
Lawyers in our International Arbitration Group are experienced in the art of advocacy and have lectured and written books and articles on the subject. They understand foreign politics and cultures and regularly appoint prominent international arbitrators. King & Spalding's lawyers have strong backgrounds in private and public international law and are also well versed in comparative law, having appeared in cases governed by civil law, common law and international law.
Experience across the globe
Our International Arbitration lawyers have been involved in arbitrations and litigations involving parties or projects across six continents. They have handled arbitrations under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ("ICSID"), the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC"), the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission ("IACAC"), the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), the London Court of International Arbitration ("LCIA"), the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL"), and the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. Firm lawyers are included as members of the arbitral panels of the AAA, the LCIA, the World Intellectual Property Organization Tribunal Court, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, the Cairo Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Commercial Dispute Resolution Center for the Americas, the Center for Public Resources, and the U.S. Council for International Business.
- Took over the No. 2 spot in Focus Europe's 2007 Arbitration Scorecard, based on size and number of disputes handled across the globe.
- Earned a top 10 spot among global law firms serving as arbitration counsel, as ranked by The Global Arbitration Review in its "GAR 30" survey. The "GAR 30" firms are selected based on a composite of their scores in three key categories—reputation, work, and experience.
- Listed on Focus Europe's Ten Big Awards for our representation of Azurix Corp. in a dispute against the government of Argentina.
- Ranked nationally by Chambers USA which cited plaudits from clients for our "service orientation and value for money ."