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International Arbitration and Litigation

King & Spalding is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading law firms in international arbitration and litigation. We represent clients in commercial and investment arbitration, and in courts around the world in international litigation, such as motions to compel arbitration, anti-suit injunctions and enforcement actions.

Our highly-integrated global team of more than 120 lawyers works collaboratively across 18 offices worldwide.  We have handled arbitral proceedings across a broad range of industry sectors involving projects and parties in more than 140 countries around the world. With advocacy skills tested in the most complex of international disputes, King & Spalding is known for its unsurpassed written and oral advocacy.

In the international commercial arbitration field, we have represented clients in hundreds of commercial disputes under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions. In the investment arbitration field, we have handled matters brought under contracts and bilateral, regional and multilateral treaties, and have obtained some of the most significant awards in history.

Our reputation is based on imaginative strategic thinking, meticulous preparation, powerful advocacy and above all a determination to excel for our clients. These attributes are regularly highlighted by all the major legal directories, including Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review, which consistently place King & Spalding at the very top of this field of international law.

In the leading ranking of international arbitration law firms, King & Spalding is ranked number 1 worldwide (Global Arbitration Review, 2020).

Number One International Arbitration practice worldwide


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2020

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS GLOBAL: 2021

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS USA: 2021

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA: 2021

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC (SINGAPORE): 2021

International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year


LAW360: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Most Impressive Firm in International Arbitration


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

International Arbitration Team of the Year


LEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS: 2019

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Number One International Arbitration practice worldwide


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2020

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS GLOBAL: 2021

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS USA: 2021

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA: 2021

Band 1 – International Arbitration


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC (SINGAPORE): 2021

International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year


LAW360: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Most Impressive Firm in International Arbitration


GLOBAL ARBITRATION REVIEW: 2019

International Arbitration Team of the Year


LEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS: 2019

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review

June 2, 2021
Ruth Byrne quoted on state involvement in global disputes

In the News · Source: Africa Intelligence

May 28, 2021
K&S counsels Maurel & Prom on its arbitration dispute with Gabon Oil

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