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July 10, 2020

King & Spalding Earns Top Spot on Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 30 Ranking

NEW YORK, July 10, 2020 – Global Arbitration Review has selected King & Spalding as the top international arbitration practice worldwide in its “GAR 30” guide to the world’s leading international arbitration practices. 

According to Global Arbitration Review, “If any US firm has succeeded in emerging from the pack to threaten the traditional rulers of the roost, then it’s King & Spalding,” citing the firm’s first-place ranking as “the culmination of a four-year climb to the top of the GAR 30 following extensive expansion of its international arbitration practice.” 

The publication also praised the international arbitration group’s track record in obtaining strong results for clients, including:

  • securing a landmark denial of justice claim for Chevron against Ecuador concerning a US$9.5 billion local court judgment relating to environmental pollution in the Amazon;
  • obtaining a US$2.2 billion ICSID award for Unión Fenosa Gas in a long-running dispute with Egypt over a gas liquefaction plant;
  • securing victories for multiple investors in 18 investment arbitrations brought under the Energy Charter Treaty against Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Romania affected by reforms to the renewable energy subsidy regimes.

The GAR 30 quotes King & Spalding’s clients describing the firm’s practice as “the very best arbitration law firm we have ever worked with,” “committed and highly skilled,” “very pragmatic” and having “the guts to stick to a strategy.”

King & Spalding’s full GAR 30 commentary can be found here.

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