Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Arbitration (International)

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Substantial and comprehensive commercial arbitration offering, growing in regional strength and drawing on the resources of a globally integrated practice to deliver the requisite expertise. Especially sought after for investor-state arbitration mandates – where it often represents national governments – and regularly instructed in high-stakes energy, financial services and technology disputes. Its client base also includes private equity funds and construction sector clients. Provides its own advocacy and maintains a particularly strong presence in Hong Kong and Singapore, plus a rising profile in relation to the handling of Indian disputes. Notably developing its capabilities in the construction and general commercial arbitration spheres.


One client reports: "Freshfields have tremendous expertise in everything that concerns cross-border disputes. Their particular strength is the ability to provide advice on complicated cases and, thanks to vast coverage across multiple jurisdictions, they can quickly compile the necessary expertise and provide full in-house counselling on a matter."

Another source notes that the practice's "ample experience and resources" make it "quick to analyse complex issues from a global perspective."

Work highlights

Acted for Eurus Energy, Toyota and TEPCO with regard to the ICSID arbitration of a USD500 million energy charter claim against the Kingdom of Spain, arising out of changes to the Spanish renewables tariff regime.

Notable practitioners

Singapore-based partner Nicholas Lingard directs the firm's international arbitration practice in Asia.

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Arbitration (International) Department

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Hong Kong

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