Clifford Chance LLP

Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration Department

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What the team is known for

Robust commercial arbitration practice representing blue-chip clients from the financial services sector and the extractive industries. Its strong bench handles both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including those under the rules of the LCIA, AAA, SIAC and ICC. Also has a strong investor-state arbitration practice, advising on ICSID and UNCITRAL disputes. Highly regarded for its counsel and advocacy work.

Notable practitioners

Audley Sheppard QC is a market-leading practitioner in commercial and investment treaty arbitration, also recognised for his prominence as an arbitrator. A market observer describes him as "one of the great standout names in the whole sector of international arbitration work. He's one of the true talents in the business."

Robert Lambert is described as "an outstanding practitioner with very considered judgement: a big talent." His clients include high-profile energy and real estate businesses.