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Our International Arbitration Group is a leading international arbitration practice staffed with lawyers with many years of experience handling cross-border disputes, across a wide range of jurisdictions and industries. 

The Gateley International Arbitration Group advises clients across the spectrum of issues that arise in international arbitration – both commercial and investor state disputes – from case inception, representation in arbitration proceedings and hearings, oral advocacy, ancillary court proceedings, as well as enforcement and costs issues. Our lawyers also provide strategic assistance to clients on related advisory matters including drafting jurisdiction and governing law clauses in commercial agreements, third-party funding, sovereign immunity, sanctions, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and compliance, as well as investment structuring. 

What do we do?

We manage arbitration proceedings under all the major arbitral institutional and trade association rules, including the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, SIAC, SCC, AAA-ICDR, Swiss Arbitration Association, CIETAC, HKIAC LMAA, LME, MMTA, RSA, FOSFA and Gafta. Our lawyers have also appeared in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules and acted for governments in dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organisation. We regularly advise clients in court proceedings arising out of arbitrations, including enforcement of agreements to arbitrate and jurisdictional challenges, anti-suit injunctions, interim measures to preserve assets or compel disclosure/ testimony, and enforcement of arbitration awards.

We have vast sector-specific experience and are regularly engaged in disputes in multiple industries and sectors, including: construction/ engineering, power, oil & gas, natural resources, carbon markets, commodities, ESG, finance, M&A and joint ventures, IT, intellectual property, and pharmaceuticals. 

Our lawyers are backed-up by teams of specialists in various transactional groups across the Gateley network who are able to provide market insight and expert legal input on the unique issues that arise in complex disputes. We take pride in achieving optimal outcomes through bespoke staffing and leveraging extensive in-house resources.

Since Gateley is a professional services group comprised of an array of platforms that combine the skills of the lawyers within Gateley Legal with the extensive expertise of other professionals from our consultancy businesses, our International Arbitration Group is able to leverage off those platforms to offer clients combined skills and knowledge to achieve optimal results and solutions. We work particularly closely with Gateley Vinden (experts in the construction industry), Gateley Hamer (experts in commercial and residential development) and Austen Hays (experts in class actions).

Who do we help?

Our client base is diverse and includes international businesses, governments, state-owned entities, international organisations, high-net-worth individuals, and various trade associations. Our clients cover a vast range of jurisdictions – Europe, the CIS states, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. 

Competitive fees and litigation financing

Gateley stands out among its competitors in the global legal market for international arbitration by providing cost-effective solutions tailored to our clients’ commercial needs.

One of our key advantages is our ability to support our clients by funding potential arbitration claims.

Discover more about our litigation funding facility

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