International Arbitration

For more than 20 years, Haynes and Boone has guided clients through significant and challenging international commercial arbitrations. Our client-centered approach in the global marketplace keeps us focused on the commercial needs of individual clients, whether they are new to international business or already among the worldwide market leaders.

Helping Clients Understand International Arbitration

We help clients develop an early understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of international arbitration and its conduct. This means that when a dispute arises we and our clients are primed to act decisively and so maximise the prospects of a favorable outcome.

Naturally, our international arbitration practice is a global one. With fluency in over 25 languages and decades of international trade and business experience, our resources match the challenges of almost any matter. To navigate the linguistic and cultural aspects of international arbitration, our team seamlessly draws on the resources of the firm wherever those resources reside. This teamwork approach is a hallmark of our group and our firm.

Guiding Clients Through an International Arbitration


Our U.S. international arbitration team represents clients in both arbitration and commercial litigation. They therefore possess the skills of zealous advocacy honed in litigation, but couple those skills with the more subtle approaches employed in international arbitration. Our litigation experience also assures continuity from initiation of the arbitration to enforcement of the arbitral award.

Our London office has a considerable team of arbitration practitioners. Although experienced in disputes arising from a wide variety of industries, they have built a formidable reputation acting for clients in international arbitrations arising from the offshore oil and gas, shipbuilding and commercial shipping sectors. The 2017 UK edition of The Legal 500 2017, Legalease (the international directory of law firms) states that they have ‘impressive knowledge and expertise’ in the international arbitration category and a number of them are individually recommended. As a reflection of their ability and experience, a number of our London international arbitration partners were recently selected to author a chapter on offshore vessel construction disputes which features in Global Arbitration Review’s “Guide to Energy Arbitrations.”

Our lawyers have experience in both ad hoc arbitrations and in those administered by the leading institutions including the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Association (CIETAC).

When an option, we assist our clients with court appeals and other court challenges in respect of arbitral awards, in the enforcement of awards that have not been complied with or in resisting enforcement where appropriate, including working with trusted foreign counsel should the relevant proceedings be abroad.

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