International Arbitration

International Arbitration

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Our developing international arbitration practice combines innovative problem-solving techniques with a commercial approach towards dispute management and resolution.

We strive to ensure that the process for each case reflects their requirements and optimises the prospect of a satisfactory outcome, including:

  • Selecting arbitrators (whether they will be sitting as a sole arbitrator or as part of a panel) with appropriate experience, expertise and availability
  • Working with experienced experts and barristers with (where necessary) specific arbitral experience, as well as our network of trusted local law firms on international law issues
  • Designing and putting forward a bespoke procedure and timetable
  • Making and defending interim applications
  • Reaching negotiated settlements

We have specific experience of successfully working on commercial international arbitrations seated in London as well as other arbitral centres around the world, under various institutional rules, including ICC and LCIA.

We have acted for a diverse and international client base from a variety of sector areas (including the construction and energy sectors, private equity and shipping) on a wide variety of subject matters. Our instructions have included:

  • Representing multiple selling shareholders in a multimillion-pound warranty and indemnity claim brought by the purchasers (by way of an arbitration) under the share purchase agreement. The arbitration, constituted under LCIA rules and seated in London, had been running for over two years and involved complex factual and expert (accountancy) evidence, and numerous contested interim applications (including, unusually for an international arbitration, security for costs)
  • Representing a client in a shipping related arbitration, constituted under the LCIA rules

Just as with traditional litigation, we have experience of working with clients to implement and advise on a variety of costs structures, including risk-sharing fee agreements and third-party funding.

Our recognised international arbitration experience has been recognised by third-party commentators and we have been interviewed for and contributed to articles in publications such as the Global Arbitration Review.


  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners
Aisha Wardell, Partner at Acuity Law

Aisha Wardell


Jared Ursell

Senior Associate

Martin Cox

Legal Director

Hannah Jones

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