International Arbitration

We act as counsel in complex and high-profile commercial arbitrations across a wide range of industries and conducted under many of the major institutional rules or ad-hoc. We have particularly deep experience in financial, commodities, construction (FIDIC), engineering, mining, and post-M&A/shareholders arbitration. Moreover, we are regularly instructed in commercial arbitrations in the sports industry in disputes spanning from the organization of large sports events to sponsorship and media rights-related disputes. Catering to the nature of our cases, we operate across multiple jurisdictions and provide specialized services in multiple languages.

Our lawyers are regularly appointed as arbitrators in commercial arbitrations seated in the most frequent places of arbitration.

Ancillary to our international arbitration work, we also regularly act in all types of civil litigation proceedings in aid of arbitration such as proceedings concerning interim measures, the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, discovery as well as enforcement and challenges of arbitral awards.

Representative matters:

  • Acting for an international sports federation on a USD 80 million claim brought against it by one of its member associations in relation to the hosting of an international event.

  • Acting for an international sports federation on a USD 320 million claim brought by a media rights distributor related to broadcasting rights for a global sports event.

  • Acting for a Middle East-based pharmaceutical company in relation to a USD 70 million ICC-arbitration claim of its distributor alleging an infringement of exclusive distributor rights.

  • Acting for an Israeli-based biotech-company on its USD 180 million Swiss Rules arbitration claim brought against a US based services provider.

  • Acting for a German specialty chemicals provider on its Swiss Rules EUR 35 million breach of contract claim filed against its Chinese subcontractor alleging an infringement of a contractual third party sales prohibition.

  • Acting for one of the largest Spanish construction companies in a EUR 115 million FIDIC arbitration commenced by its Finnish client related to delays in the construction of a power plant.

  • Acting for a Spanish construction consortium in a EUR 100 million FIDIC claim brought by their Turkey-based contractual counterpart alleging breach of warranties.

  • Acting for a Hong Kong-based commodities trader on its USD 88 million ICC arbitration-claim brought against its Kazakh-Chinese counterparts asserting breach of exclusivity provisions.

  • Acting for an Israeli based defense contractor on its USD 150 million ICC arbitration-claim brought by its Turkish counterpart based on allegations of the delivery of defect goods.

  • Acting for a global hybrid power technologies company defending against a CHF 66 million Swiss Rules arbitration claim brought by its customer for defects in the goods delivered.

  • Acting for one of the leading Asian private equity funds in a Swiss Rules arbitration concerning a post-M&A dispute related to a USD 80 million contract.

  • Acting for one of the leading global technology solutions providers in the food processing and air transportation industries in an ICC arbitration brought by a Swiss food manufacturer.