International Arbitration

Bird & Bird’s International Arbitration Group has consistently featured in The Global Arbitration Review 100, where it has been recognised for having "represented numerous high-profile names and organisations".

Bird & Bird's International Arbitration Group is a cross-border, integrated, multi-disciplinary team with an in-depth knowledge of arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism and a comprehensive understanding of key industry sectors. The group has a truly international feel, operating throughout all of the major financial and arbitral centres in the world.

Our team includes partners and associates based across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. We have advised and acted for clients on arbitrations in London, New York, Switzerland, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, The Hague, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Santiago, and Warsaw, amongst others, on disputes governed by the laws of New York, England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Singapore.

We have acted on complex and high-value commercial arbitrations around the globe, as well as on investment treaty claims acting on behalf of investors and defending host states.

We have extensive experience under the rules of the world's leading arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, CIETAC, ICSID, WIPO, SIAC, SCC, DIS, DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, AIAC, and Swiss Rules) and in ad hoc arbitrations (including UNCITRAL).

As an international team of experts in international arbitration and foreign investment law, we are able to provide our clients with an appreciation of the laws and procedures in jurisdictions local to the dispute, ensuring access to legal advice as well as representation at all stages of the proceedings. This includes jurisdictional and merit phases, applications relating to protective measures in support of arbitral proceedings, as well as enforcement or annulment of arbitral awards.

Our International Arbitration Group is recommended, and many of our lawyers ranked as leading individuals across our key sectors, in the leading legal directories including The Legal 500, Chambers, Benchmark Litigation and Who's Who Legal.

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‘B&B is very good at using arbitration for IP disputes, and has lots of experience of the process.’

Legal 500 UK 2022

‘They are very easy to work with, efficient, and on top of their brief.’

Legal 500 UK 2022

Bird & Bird LLP 'acts in complex and high-value arbitrations in sectors such as technology, telecoms and life sciences, and in addition to commercial arbitration the group advises on investor-state arbitrations.'

Legal 500 UK 2020

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Bird & Bird advises Intaj Capital Limited and three businesses in the Ras El Khayma Free Zone Authority in the UAE, securing an award of USD 37 million (approx.) by Paris-seated tribunal

Jul 29 2021

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