Allen & Overy has one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices. The independent legal directories consistently place our practice at the top of their rankings. With 44 offices in 31 countries, our global footprint is the foundation of our practice, allowing us to field teams of lawyers in all of the locations and time zones that are important to our clients, whether the dispute concerns one jurisdiction or many.
Our team members focus exclusively on international arbitration (both investment treaty arbitration and commercial arbitration) and arbitration-related litigation. Our lawyers have in-depth practical knowledge gained from many years of experience in handling a wide range of cases across industries involving dozens of different countries, procedural rules and governing laws. Based on public awards, Allen & Overy’s arbitration team has handled more investment treaty cases than any other international law firm in the APAC region.
Our teams of arbitration specialists in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Perth operate as a single APAC arbitration practice and the majority of our matters are staffed by teams that span multiple offices. By staffing our matters based on our lawyers’ expertise, not location, we can provide clients with the very best that our practice has to offer. The teams represent clients in international arbitrations across the APAC region, as well as beyond. Their recent experience in APAC spans Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam and Australia.
Unlike many other practices, our arbitration lawyers conduct their own advocacy in their cases. As well as resulting in cost savings for our clients, this means that our clients’ advocates are, effectively, involved from the very start of the proceedings, rather than being parachuted in as matters reach a conclusion.