Allen & Overy LLP

Arbitration (International) Department

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What the team is known for Benefits from teams spread across London, Amsterdam 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. Acts for sovereign states in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Boasts expertise across the energy, banking and finance and TMT sectors.

Strengths Clients praise the quality of the advice rendered by the lawyers, with one saying: "They are able to discern, investigate and advise on the complexities of the case in a clear and understandable language, and give helpful and proactive advice to deal with the challenges. They have the ability to quickly go to the roots of a complex matter and find a workable solution."

Another says: "The client service is flawless in terms of availability and reactivity," further highlighting the team members' "thoroughness and practical approach."

Work highlights Acted for South Stream on a EUR1.5 billion ICC case against Saipem relating to a gas pipeline project.

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.