International Arbitration

Global law firm Paul Hastings has a premier practice in international arbitration. Through premium lawyering that prioritizes clients, we navigate complexities to forge solutions and deliver results. With a strong heritage in the field, Paul Hastings is leading the future of international arbitration.

A Premier Global Practice

Paul Hastings has over 300 global disputes lawyers across 23 offices around the world, with dozens of lawyers with deep experience in arbitration. With a practice established decades ago, our lawyers have advised on hundreds of commercial and investment arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation.

We are featured in preeminent legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review. Our clients entrust us with a portfolio of arbitration cases exceeding US$50 billion, amongst the top firms in the world.

Premium Lawyering

Paul Hastings delivers solutions and results. Through dynamic strategies, we have successfully resolved billions of dollars in international arbitrations through toughly-fought wins and tailored solutions for clients. Our experience encompasses commercial and investment arbitration, as well as complex negotiations, crisis management, mediation, litigation and enforcement.

Our partners have been true pioneers in international arbitration, with cases featured in the global press and recognized with awards by major publications such as American Lawyer, Financial Times Innovative Lawyers, Global Arbitration, Law360, and Latin Lawyer. They have handled a range of landmark bet-the-company cases, including cases of first impression under a range of international treaties and legal regimes. Our lawyers are multijurisdictional and multilingual, with common law and civil law backgrounds.

Prioritizing Clients

Paul Hastings prioritizes clients. We have a profound understanding of our clients’ sector, business and objectives. We tailor dispute strategies to deliver effective, economical, and enforceable resolutions to the most complicated, challenging, and critical disputes. Our lawyers also have developed world-class best practices and matter management systems to assist our clients and guide their matters to resolution.

Proven Solutions

Paul Hastings delivers results. Our team has proven experiencing delivering solutions for clients. We carry a dispute from beginning to end, including enforcement and recovery for clients. We develop integrated strategies through crisis management and complex negotiations. Our international arbitration partners have successfully resolved disputes exceeding billion-dollar values through a combination of arbitration and negotiations. These efforts have not only facilitated payments but also ensured project continuity, safeguarding long-term profitability

Profound Sector Experience

Paul Hastings navigates complexity through profound interdisciplinary and industry expertise that spans sectors, such as:

  • aviation

  • energy

  • finance and financial services

  • insurance

  • intellectual property

  • mining, metals and natural resources

  • manufacturing and industrials

  • national security

  • oil & gas

  • private equity

  • projects and infrastructure

  • pharmaceuticals and life sciences

  • real estate

  • sovereigns

  • technology, media and telecommunications

  • transportation

Profound Procedural Experience

We have advised clients on matters related to dozens of jurisdictions worldwide. Our lawyers have represented clients in commercial and investment arbitrations under the rules of all major arbitral institutions as well as regional and national institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, PCA, UNCITAL, HKIAC, SIAC, CEPANI, CIETAC, JAMS, and UNCITRAL and myriad other institutions. We also have advised on a range of mediations under diverse rules. In addition, our lawyers regularly serve as arbitrators in cases administered by the major arbitral institutions.

Arbitration-Related Litigation and Enforcement

Paul Hastings has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of litigation and enforcement related to arbitration, including bringing and defending motions to compel arbitration, obtaining and opposing interim and protective measures, seeking and opposing the recognition of arbitral awards, and bringing and opposing motions involving the taking of evidence in aid of arbitrations and foreign litigation.

Investment Structuring and Risk Management

Paul Hastings assists clients in managing risk through investment structuring to maximize protections for their cross-border investments. We also negotiate, draft, advise, and teach courses on the drafting and interpretation of arbitration and forum-selection agreements in circumstances ranging from simple two-party deals to complex commercial transactions involving multiple parties, jurisdictions, and applicable local law. In every case, our objective is to achieve the unique goals of our client in a cost-effective manner. We have developed effective methods and strategies for the prevention and early resolution of complex international commercial disputes based on actual case studies and experience.

Industry Recognition

Our international arbitration practice and partners consistently have been featured across preeminent professional guides, including those set out below.

  • Chambers Global

  • Chambers USA

  • Chambers UK

  • Chambers Latin America

  • Chambers Asia

  • The Legal 500 USA

  • The Legal 500 Latin America

  • The Legal 500 UK

  • The Legal 500 Powerlist UK

  • The Legal 500 Powerlist Africa

  • Global Arbitration Review

  • Who’s Who Legal Arbitration

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Jonathan C. Hamilton

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Joseph R. Profaizer

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Garreth Wong

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