International Arbitration

The Paul Hastings International Arbitration practice serves domestic and foreign parties before major arbitral bodies around the world. Whether tackling matters before international arbitrators or handling related proceedings in the local courts, our arbitration lawyers draw upon the resources of our full-service firm to deliver dispute-resolution results for our clients.

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The Paul Hastings team includes attorneys who have been recognized as Leading Lawyers by Chambers and who have been honored as fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as ICC-registered arbitrators. Our practice has been recognized by Global Arbitration Review. Our arbitration specialists call on experienced commercial litigators, international trade specialists, foreign-qualified lawyers, transnational corporate practitioners and colleagues in numerous complementary disciplines to field the most appropriate team for any given matter. We understand the business aspects of arbitration disputes and shape the process to achieve the client’s core business objectives.

We arbitrate for clients in a broad range of industries and commercial sectors, with particular experience in insurance and reinsurance matters, political risk disputes, securities, trade, energy, contracts, technology, patent licensing, employment and bilateral investment disputes.

Client Successes

Represented CCX Colombia S.A. in an arbitration against YCCX Colombia concerning the sale of the largest underground mining project in the Americas and other open-pit mining projects for over US$130M.

Represented CITGO on various issues related to Crystallex International Corporation’s application before a federal court in Delaware to attach the CITGO shares owned by PDVSA.

Represented a Central African Sovereign in the defense of that country’s actions in response to the investor’s attempts to develop a significant energy project on a major lake in central Africa.

Represented Mexican billionaire Jorge Carlos Vergara Madrigal in a dispute concerning the ownership of 50% of Grupo Omnilife, one of the largest conglomerates in Mexico with operations in over 30 countries.

Represented The Republic of the Philippines in a US$2.6B dispute arising out of a 1997 Build-Lease-Transfer Agreement between Metro Rail Transit Corporation and the Philippines.

Proven Record of Success

  • For more than 50 years we have achieved significant victories that have helped shape U.S. securities law.
  • We have successfully defended hundreds of federal and state securities actions across the U.S.—and are one of the few firms to win class action cases based on federal securities claims.
  • Our highly skilled team includes former prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice, enforcement lawyers with the Securities and Exchange Commission, civil trial lawyers who regularly defend class actions and derivative lawsuits, and appellate specialists who have established precedents before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Industry Recognition

  • Ranked Band 5 for LatAm-wide International Arbitration by Chambers Global
  • Recognized as Practitioner – Nationwide International Arbitration by Chambers USA
  • Ranked Tier 4 for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration in Legal 500 US
  • Named Top 12 in International Arbitration by Latinvex
  • Camilo Cardozo, Joseph Profaizer, and Jose Sanchez were recognized as leading lawyers for Nationwide International Arbitration by Chambers USA