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WilmerHale

International Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Outstanding international arbitration practice with an enviable track record handling complex institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. Significant experience in the oil and gas, telecoms, aviation and technology sectors. Team members appear before tribunals seated across a number of arbitration hubs, including London, Stockholm, Singapore and Paris, often in connection with multimillion and multibillion-dollar disputes. Also has expertise acting for states and corporations in arbitrations concerning investment treaties, including BITs. Experienced acting under the auspices of institutions such as the ICC and LCIA.

Strengths

"WilmerHale has a fantastic offering in London and a pre-eminent reputation in international arbitration," reports an impressed source.

Commentators say: "WilmerHale is a phenomenal arbitration outfit."

Interviewees appreciate the firm's "bright associates and strong bench of juniors" and highlight their "very high-quality work product."

Work highlights

Represented a European aviation company in the English Commercial Court and in related ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a long-term contract with another global airline.

Notable practitioners

Franz Schwarz has notable credentials in the pharmaceutical and banking sectors, and regularly acts in arbitrations governed by ICSID and ICC rules. He is also recognised for his role as arbitrator.
"He is very bright, very smart and a very smooth advocate."

Gary Born is a market-leading arbitration practitioner at the forefront of complex and high-value commercial and investment treaty disputes. He maintains a truly international presence, acting as counsel and arbitrator in disputes across the Middle East, the USA and South America, among other jurisdictions. He is well versed in a range of proceedings, including those under ICC, ISCID and UNCITRAL rules.
"A leading light in the field of international arbitration." "He knows where to go and how to lead the client there." "He is in a league of his own."

Steven Finizio has a comprehensive arbitration practice, acting in disputes seated in New York and Stockholm, among other jurisdictions. He is particularly active in representing investors in the energy and telecoms markets, and his practice includes disputes held under ICC, SCC and UNCITRAL rules.
"He has excellent knowledge of the procedural parts of arbitration and can easily find solutions."

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Overview

WilmerHale offers one of the world's premier international arbitration and dispute resolution practices.

Our international arbitration group has been involved in more than 650 proceedings in recent years. We have successfully represented clients in a number of the largest institutional arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations to arise in the past decade. We have extensive experience with arbitrations administered by all of the major international arbitration institutions (including the ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, VIAC and others), as well as more specialised forms of institutional arbitration and ad hoc arbitrations, including arbitration of public international law issues. We pride ourselves on consistently achieving our clients' objectives through efficient staffing and the use of in-house know-how and precedents. 

Centred in the London office, our multinational team consists of more than 70 lawyers in Europe and the United States, all of whom practice principally in the international arbitration field and many of whom specialise in particular areas (such as oil and gas, insurance, joint venture and M&A). Our international arbitration group includes both common and civil law practitioners, and prides itself on working together as an integrated team. In addition to representing clients as counsel, many of our lawyers regularly sit as arbitrators.

To learn more, visit us at www.wilmerhale.com/litigation/international_arbitration/

International Arbitration Department

WilmerHale

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Department location

49 Park Lane

London

Greater London

UK

W1K 1PS

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International Arbitration


Franz Schwarz
Band 3
Gary Born
Star Individuals
Steven Finizio
Band 2

International Arbitration: Arbitrators