Herbert Smith Freehills’ arbitration group has an established reputation for handling some of the most complex international disputes facing clients today. We have dedicated arbitration practitioners based in offices across Asia, Australia, the US, the Middle East and Europe and represent clients worldwide, ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to governments, state-owned entities and financial institutions. Our practitioners have worked in all key jurisdictions and advised on arbitration proceedings around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Geneva, Zurich, the Hague, Washington, Stockholm, Dubai, Singapore and Melbourne. As well as the usual seats, we have advised in more unusual places such as Cairo, Honolulu, Lusaka, Mumbai and Zagreb.
The international arbitration group’s “global footprint is complemented by a seamless inter-office approach. Its practitioners offer expertise in the full spectrum of arbitral work, and have notably increased their representation of states in the last year. Sources comment that the team is “very client-friendly and constantly seeks to provide pragmatic, to-the-point advice in order to arrive at a successful outcome.” Chambers UK 2013.
The firm also maintains its top ranking “through its strong performance across Asia and the virtually unrivalled depth and spread of its team. Sources say: “A top-tier firm, with a big footprint across Asia and premier clients.” Chambers Global 2012, Arbitration (International) – Asia Pacific.
Justin D'AgostinoGlobal head of dispute resolution / Regional managing partner, Asia
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Christian LeathleyPartner, head Latin America group, US head International Arbitration, admitted in New York and England & Wales
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