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International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise) | Global

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The International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise) rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across UK.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

Austria
  1. Franz SchwarzWilmerHale
Russia
  1. Roman KhodykinBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

All Lawyers profiles

Africa-wide
  1. Kamal R Shah
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    Kamal R Shah
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 14 Years Ranked
    Kamal Shah is head of the firm's Africa and India groups. He receives strong praise for his expert handling of Africa-related disputes. His client base includes investors, companies and high net worth individuals, and he often acts in arbitration involving the infrastructure and hospitality sectors.
  2. Sylvia Noury KC
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    Sylvia Noury KC
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 16 Years Ranked
    Sylvia Noury KC is head of the firm's international arbitration practice in London. She is highly visible in investor-state arbitration, with extensive expertise acting for clients across South Africa, Eastern Europe and India in complex BIT disputes.
  3. Karel Daele
    Taylor Wessing LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Australia
  1. F
    Matthew Weiniger KC
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 18 Years Ranked
    Matthew Weiniger KC is the global chair of the firm's international arbitration practice. He has an acclaimed arbitration practice with impressive multi-jurisdictional expertise, acting for clients across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is well versed in high-value commercial and investor-state claims, with expertise across the banking, energy and gaming sectors.
Austria
  1. Franz Schwarz
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Brazil
  1. Peter Goldsmith KC
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    Peter Goldsmith KC
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 14 Years Ranked
    Peter Goldsmith KC is co-managing partner of the firm's London office, and is widely acknowledged for his extensive arbitration practice. He has an exceptional portfolio of market-leading international commercial and investor-treaty disputes.
Canada
  1. Dipen Sabharwal KC
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    Dipen Sabharwal KC
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 9 Years Ranked
    Dipen Sabharwal KC heads White & Case’s London office and has served as head of the firm’s EMEA disputes practice. He has a broad arbitration practice, often acting for clients in the energy and manufacturing spaces.
Chile
  1. Alejandro Escobar
    F
    Alejandro Escobar
    Baker Botts UK LLP
    Baker Botts UK LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 17 Years Ranked
    Alejandro Escobar is an esteemed arbitration practitioner with strong credentials in commercial and investment treaty disputes. He acts for clients in the energy, telecoms and engineering sectors as both counsel and arbitrator across various jurisdictions.
India
  1. Gautam Bhattacharyya
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    Gautam Bhattacharyya
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 18 Years Ranked
    Gautam Bhattacharyya is known for his astute representation of clients in proceedings under ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules. He is commended for his ability to handle disputes in Asia and the Middle East.
  2. Kamal R Shah
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    Kamal R Shah
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 14 Years Ranked
    Kamal Shah is head of the firm's Africa and India groups. He receives strong praise for his expert handling of Africa-related disputes. His client base includes investors, companies and high net worth individuals, and he often acts in arbitration involving the infrastructure and hospitality sectors.
  3. F
    Nicholas Peacock
    Peacock Arbitration | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 14 Years Ranked
    Nicholas Peacock is head of the firm's international arbitration team in London. He comes recommended for his expert handling of commercial disputes, acting for clients in the oil and gas, financial services and aerospace sectors. He is particularly recognised for his work with European and African entities.
  4. Sherina Petit
    Stewarts | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Iraq
  1. Rovine Chandrasekera
    F
    Rovine Chandrasekera
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 10 Years Ranked
    Rovine Chandrasekera is global head of international arbitration at Stephenson Harwood. He splits his time between London and Dubai and is recognised for his expertise in the Middle East in general and in relation to Iraq specifically.
Kazakhstan
  1. Belinda Paisley
    F
    Belinda Paisley
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 9 Years Ranked
    Belinda Paisley is an experienced practitioner with a wealth of expertise in investor-state arbitration. She demonstrates particular prowess in handling Middle Eastern and CIS-related disputes, often performed under ICSID rules.
  2. F
    Lucy Winnington-Ingram
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 1 Years Ranked
    Senior associate Lucy Winnington-Ingram focuses her practice on investment treaty arbitration and public international law. She has considerable experience handling matters under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules arising from BIT issues.
  3. F
    Patrick A Beale
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 1 Years Ranked
    "Patrick is great to work with. He has a strong understanding of the overall issues and takes time to get into the detail. He's responsive and is always available to deal with questions."
Kenya
  1. Kamal R Shah
    F
    Kamal R Shah
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 14 Years Ranked
    Kamal Shah is head of the firm's Africa and India groups. He receives strong praise for his expert handling of Africa-related disputes. His client base includes investors, companies and high net worth individuals, and he often acts in arbitration involving the infrastructure and hospitality sectors.
Kuwait
  1. Charles Buderi
    F
    Charles Buderi
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 7 Years Ranked
    Charles Buderi of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle has a strong reputation for his public international law practice, which includes significant focus on investor treaty arbitrations. He has wide-ranging experience in the Middle East and is admitted to practice in Dubai.
Latin America-wide
  1. Alejandro Escobar
    F
    Alejandro Escobar
    Baker Botts UK LLP
    Baker Botts UK LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 17 Years Ranked
    Alejandro Escobar is an esteemed arbitration practitioner with strong credentials in commercial and investment treaty disputes. He acts for clients in the energy, telecoms and engineering sectors as both counsel and arbitrator across various jurisdictions.
  2. Carmen Martinez Lopez
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    Carmen Martinez Lopez
    Three Crowns LLP
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 10 Years Ranked
    Carmen Martinez Lopez is credited for her Latin American expertise and is also sought out for her knowledge of Spanish law matters. She is experienced in handling significant arbitrations in the oil and gas sector, often brought against sovereign states.
Middle East-wide
  1. F
    Reza Mohtashami KC
    Three Crowns LLP
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 15 Years Ranked
    Reza Mohtashami KC devotes much of his arbitration practice to the energy and telecoms sectors, acting for various entities in high-value disputes such as those held under ICC rules. He has a particular focus on the Middle East.
Nigeria
  1. Kamal R Shah
    F
    Kamal R Shah
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 14 Years Ranked
    Kamal Shah is head of the firm's Africa and India groups. He receives strong praise for his expert handling of Africa-related disputes. His client base includes investors, companies and high net worth individuals, and he often acts in arbitration involving the infrastructure and hospitality sectors.
Russia
  1. Roman Khodykin
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Singapore
  1. John Savage KC
    F
    John Savage KC
    King & Spalding International LLP
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 20 Years Ranked
    John Savage KC has established a strong profile in the London market and is increasingly known for his commercial arbitration practice. His caseload includes acting for major energy, manufacturing and investment companies.
  2. James Rogers
    Jenner & Block LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert
Spain
  1. Carmen Martinez Lopez
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    Carmen Martinez Lopez
    Three Crowns LLP
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 10 Years Ranked
    Carmen Martinez Lopez is credited for her Latin American expertise and is also sought out for her knowledge of Spanish law matters. She is experienced in handling significant arbitrations in the oil and gas sector, often brought against sovereign states.
United Arab Emirates
  1. Charles Buderi
    F
    Charles Buderi
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 7 Years Ranked
    Charles Buderi of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle has a strong reputation for his public international law practice, which includes significant focus on investor treaty arbitrations. He has wide-ranging experience in the Middle East and is admitted to practice in Dubai.
USA
  1. Andrea Menaker
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    Andrea Menaker
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise)
    2024 | Foreign Expert | 13 Years Ranked
    Andrea Menaker brings substantial cross-border experience to her London arbitration practice. She handles a steady stream of high-value investment treaty claims on behalf of clients across a range of industries, including financial services entities and utilities.