Our litigators represent clients around the world in international arbitrations and in disputes that bring international companies into the U.S. courts. We are highly experienced on the issues that recur in international litigations, such as The Hague Convention on Service of Process and The Hague Convention on Evidence, as well as parallel, simultaneous litigations in the United States and abroad. We regularly resolve issues of personal jurisdiction and tap into coordinate with local counsel on the application of foreign law.
Such is the reputation in complex and sensitive international disputes that we have advised on: various sovereign debt collections for the Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China; an international price-fixing investigation against a Japanese company; SEC and criminal investigations against the German unit of an international accounting company; a professional negligence case for a Dutch pension fund against a major accounting firm; and the first time a Mexican reorganization – that of Vitro – was denied enforcement in the United States.
With a strong international arbitration practice, our lawyers have initiated and handled a self-administered (ad hoc) arbitration proceeding conducted in the U.K. under The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). At the International Centre for Resolution of Investment Disputes, sitting in Paris, we also successfully prosecuted an institutional expropriation arbitration against a former Soviet republic.