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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law International Arbitration - Governmental Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Construction Law Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Product Liability Litigation Insurance Law Communications Law International Arbitration - Governmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation Arbitration International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
Kabir Duggal was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Kabir Duggal

Arnold & Porter
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Litigation - Intellectual Property International Arbitration - Commercial International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Insurance International Arbitration - Commercial International Arbitration - Governmental Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Construction Government Contracts Construction Law Arbitration International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    IT Outsourcing Law Privacy and Data Security Law Information Technology Law Technology Law Health Care Law International Arbitration - Governmental Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial Antitrust Law International Arbitration - Governmental Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
Craig J. Ledet was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Craig J. Ledet

King & Spalding LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Energy Law Environmental Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs International Arbitration - Commercial Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental Mediation International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Sports Law Litigation - Construction Government Contracts International Arbitration - Governmental Arbitration Construction Law International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
Javier H. Rubinstein was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Javier H. Rubinstein

King & Spalding LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Governmental International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Municipal Franchise Law Municipal Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Compliance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Water Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Construction Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Bankruptcy Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Environmental Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Communications Law Corporate Law Utilities Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - Land Use and Zoning International Trade and Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Collaborative Law: Civil Securities Regulation Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Equipment Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Construction Law Banking and Finance Law Timber Law Commercial Finance Law Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar International Arbitration - Commercial International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental International Trade and Finance Law Arbitration Litigation - Intellectual Property International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Arbitration International Arbitration - Governmental Family Law Mediation Family Law Mediation Collaborative Law: Family Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Commercial Litigation International Arbitration - Governmental Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law International Arbitration - Commercial
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Tax Law International Mergers and Acquisitions International Arbitration - Governmental

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Practice Area Definition

International Arbitration - Governmental Definition

International arbitration is a private method of dispute resolution whereby parties agree to have their disputes heard by an independent and impartial arbitral tribunal, which will render a binding “award.” When one of the parties involved is a government or State-entity, the parties’ agreement to resort to international arbitration is usually found either within an investor-State contract or in a Bilateral or Multilateral Investment Treaty (a “BIT” or “MIT”). These treaties are international agreements between two or more States which grant rights to the citizens of the other State(s), including the provision of a directly enforceable dispute resolution mechanism. International arbitration involving governmental parties is typically used by commercial parties who have invested in a foreign State, and are claiming against that State for alleged unfair treatment toward them or their investment.

Law firms with major governmental or “sovereign” international arbitration practices are generally able to advise clients on all aspects of international arbitration involving State parties. This will often entail arbitration under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the most commonly used arbitral institution for the resolution of investor-State disputes. However, governmental arbitration could take place under another arbitral institution such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) or the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), or through ad hoc arbitration where no arbitral institution and/or procedural rules are adopted.

Clients can expect international arbitration lawyers specializing in governmental arbitration to advise them on every step of the dispute resolution process, including the drafting of arbitration clauses, pre-action issues, alternative dispute resolution methods (e.g., mediation), commencement and conduct of proceedings (e.g., document production, pleadings, witness statements, hearings), and the enforcement of arbitral awards. When searching for suitable arbitration lawyers in this field, prospective clients should look for strong experience and expertise in governmental arbitration, as well as in the relevant region or industry sector.

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International arbitration is a private method of dispute resolution whereby parties agree to have their disputes heard by an independent and impartial arbitral tribunal, which will render a binding “award.” When one of the parties involved is a government or State-entity, the parties’ agreement to resort to international arbitration is usually found either within an investor-State contract or in a Bilateral or Multilateral Investment Treaty (a “BIT” or “MIT”). These treaties are international agreements between two or more States which grant rights to the citizens of the other State(s), including the provision of a directly enforceable dispute resolution mechanism. International arbitration involving governmental parties is typically used by commercial parties who have invested in a foreign State, and are claiming against that State for alleged unfair treatment toward them or their investment.

Law firms with major governmental or “sovereign” international arbitration practices are generally able to advise clients on all aspects of international arbitration involving State parties. This will often entail arbitration under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the most commonly used arbitral institution for the resolution of investor-State disputes. However, governmental arbitration could take place under another arbitral institution such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) or the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), or through ad hoc arbitration where no arbitral institution and/or procedural rules are adopted.

Clients can expect international arbitration lawyers specializing in governmental arbitration to advise them on every step of the dispute resolution process, including the drafting of arbitration clauses, pre-action issues, alternative dispute resolution methods (e.g., mediation), commencement and conduct of proceedings (e.g., document production, pleadings, witness statements, hearings), and the enforcement of arbitral awards. When searching for suitable arbitration lawyers in this field, prospective clients should look for strong experience and expertise in governmental arbitration, as well as in the relevant region or industry sector.