Practices

International Arbitration and Litigation

King & Spalding is a recognized leader in international arbitration. Our team of nearly 100 full-time arbitration practitioners work out of 13 offices worldwide including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, New York and Washington, D.C. We represent clients in both international commercial and foreign investment arbitration, and have acted in matters conducted under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions including the AAA/ICDR, ICC, LCIA, ICSID, SIAC and SCC, as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules. Lawyers in the group also represent clients in the courts of the U.S. and Europe in litigation related to arbitration, such as motions to compel arbitration, anti-suit injunctions and enforcement actions. Our reputation is based on imaginative strategic thinking, meticulous preparation, creative advocacy and the determination to excel for our clients—attributes consistently highlighted by all the major legal directories.

Our team has acted in arbitral proceedings involving projects or parties in some 140 countries around the world. In the international commercial arbitration arena, we have represented clients in matters arising out of disputes in the extractive industries including oil and gas and mining disputes; construction and engineering disputes; disputes relating to intellectual property and licensing of rights of pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology companies; as well as many other breach of contract matters. Our foreign investment disputes practice includes acting in matters brought under contracts as well as a multitude of bilateral, regional and multilateral treaties including the Energy Charter Treaty.  We have represented individual investors as well as corporations in treaty arbitrations and achieved some of the most significant awards rendered by tribunals. In addition to acting as counsel, our arbitration lawyers frequently act as arbitrators and our team members are active and sought-after contributors to the various organizations and institutions that work to develop and promote best practice in international arbitration.

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One of the three top firms in the world


Who’s Who International Arbitration 2017

Named King & Spalding 2017 International Arbitration Group of the Year


Law 360

Among the three leading international arbitration practices in the world


Chambers Global 2017

One of the top ten international arbitration practices in the world


Global Arbitration Review 2017

Ranked in Tier 1 as a “market leader” for international arbitration


Legal 500 USA 2017

Recipient of the 2016 Award for Excellence in International Arbitration


Chambers Latin America

Ranked in Band 1 for international arbitration


Chambers Asia-Pacific Singapore 2016