King and Spalding’s Global Disputes practice comprises more than 130 lawyers across a worldwide footprint of 20 offices, who combine top-ranked litigation and arbitration expertise with recognized experience in common and civil laws to advance and protect our clients’ interests around the world. We also represent numerous multinational clients in connection with FCPA compliance issues, internal investigations and enforcement actions arising from projects in many of these countries. Our trade lawyers assist major U.S. and non-U.S. manufacturers and service providers in advancing their business interests, and sovereign and industry clients in securing their trade and investment objectives, through a range of international trade regulatory, dispute settlement, litigation, policy, and enforcement mechanisms.
The practice is distinguished by global work, blue chip multinational clients, and the very large amounts at stake, with our team representing corporations, financial institutions, industrial groups, and state entities. We regularly advise on the highest profile cases in the energy; banking and financial services; healthcare; pharmaceutical; medical device; automotive; manufacturing; chemical; mining; aerospace and defense; construction; and real estate sectors.
The team has acted in proceedings involving projects or parties in more than 140 countries across all seven continents, obtaining favorable decisions for our clients on interim and emergency relief; jurisdiction; and the merits, leading to significant awards for damages, some for billions of dollars. We appear as counsel before leading arbitral and trade fora, national courts, and regulatory bodies and have demonstrated experience in disputes that involve multiple jurisdictions and parallel proceedings.