Allen & Overy LLP

Arbitration (International) Department

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What the team is known for Benefits from teams spread across London, Paris and several other European jurisdictions boasting demonstrable experience in international and domestic arbitrations. Activity in high-profile ECT cases showcases its capacity to co-ordinate complex investor-state mandates between Madrid, Paris and other global offices. Leading individuals in Amsterdam assist with sensitive energy and financial sector claims, while the Frankfurt team stands out for work on commercial cases in the shipping sector. Active of late for sovereign states in Europe and Africa.

Strengths One source highlights that the lawyers' international network allows them to be "far-reaching in terms of capability," and adds: "They worked very much in teams and co-ordinated well between themselves."

"They are able to explain difficult procedures to non-lawyers and are very structured. They respond to questions quickly and thoroughly," says one interviewee, adding:"We never have to be worried about missing a deadline or them forgetting something – they're on top of the case."

Work highlights Lawyers in London and Paris co-ordinated advice to the Kingdom of Morocco on its defence of a BIT claim brought by Swedish company Corral Morocco Holdings concerning the sale of a liquidated company.

Notable practitioners

Mark Levy co-heads the international arbitration group from the firm's London office. Marie Stoyanov and Marieke van Hooijdonk are key arbitration partners based in Paris and Amsterdam respectively. Frankfurt partner Daniel Busse leads the firm's German arbitration practice.