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April 4, 2022

King & Spalding Named Top International Arbitration Practice Worldwide

PARIS, April 4, 2022 – Global Arbitration Review has once again selected King & Spalding as the number one international arbitration practice worldwide in its “GAR 30” guide to the world’s leading international arbitration practices.

The ranking was unveiled at the 12th GAR Awards ceremony in Paris.  The GAR 30 ranks firms primarily on the number and value of arbitral hearings conducted over a two-year period, as well as activities that reflect a strong reputation, such as arbitrator appointments and the number of lawyers individually recognized as leading arbitration practitioners.

“Of all the criteria, bet-the-company and large hearings have the greatest effect on the final ranking,” noted Global Arbitration Review. “Under the GAR 30 methodology this year, King & Spalding is our winner.”

Global Arbitration Review highlighted the firm’s work in high-value investor-state, oil and gas, energy, renewables, construction and mining disputes, including seven “bet-the-company” mining cases (those valued over $1 billion).

Notably, King & Spalding eclipsed the field in the number of “bet-the-company” and large hearings, with 34 such hearings during the research period. “This attests to the trust our clients place in us for their most significant and challenging cases,” said Edward Kehoe, King & Spalding’s global co-head of International Arbitration.

King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Practice was established more than two decades ago and has repeatedly been recognized at the top of its field worldwide.

About King & Spalding
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