Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

International Arbitration Department

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For more than four decades, Debevoise has maintained one of the world’s foremost arbitration practices, representing clients in the most challenging, complex and highest-value disputes around the world.

We also take a leadership role in developing the practice of international arbitration, participating on the boards of leading arbitration institutions and acting as arbitrators in high stakes disputes.

Debevoise’s London office is a key limb of this global practice. Its senior arbitration experts include Lord Goldsmith QC, the former Attorney-General of the UK; and Tony Dymond, the former head of the Seoul office of a leading international law firm. The wider senior team includes David W. Rivkin, described as a “giant” in the field of international arbitration, partners Samantha J. Rowe and Patrick Taylor, and international counsel Aimee-Jane Lee.

Our London team advises clients on disputes arising in jurisdictions all around the world. As well as significant matters in North America and Europe, nearly 60% of the Group’s matters involved disputes in emerging market jurisdictions in Latin America, Africa or Asia.

Our practice is advocacy led, counting amongst its members some of the country’s foremost advocates. We take cases through every stage, from initial advice and strategy through to the various stages of arbitration and hearings.


Goldsmith, Peter (Head of Department)

Dymond, Tony

Lee, Aimee-Jane

Rivkin, David W.

Rowe, Samantha J.

Taylor, Patrick