Partners and counsel ranked among the leaders in dispute resolution and international arbitration by Chambers
Involved in helping to resolve more than 200 major international disputes, including scores of arbitrations dealing with the laws of dozens of different nations
Vast experience in dealing with all the major ADR organizations, including American Arbitration Association and JAMS, among others
With alternative dispute resolution providing a faster, more cost-effective and confidential alternative to traditional litigation, it is not surprising that major corporations today often look to resolve their disputes outside of the courthouse, employing a variety of alternative dispute resolution strategies. From leading companies to government agencies, global organizations look to Weil for counseling on a wide range of ADR issues. We have been engaged in disputes in virtually all major commercial and financial sectors and have appeared for major corporations and multinationals, governments, and international non-governmental organizations.
Moreover, the globalization of business has resulted in corporations increasingly deploying their assets and conducting their affairs in many different jurisdictions simultaneously, thereby exposing themselves to the laws and regulatory practices of unfamiliar countries, often with little choice as to how disputes, differences and claims might be resolved. In this environment, it is critically important that businesses with multinational exposures have available to them sophisticated and experienced lawyers to counsel, assist and, where necessary, intervene to resolve disputes. As one of the largest and most diversified law firms in the world, Weil can provide such assistance through a truly impressive and international reach.
Our litigators have been involved in hundreds of international disputes, including scores of international arbitrations, dealing with the laws of dozens of different nations including Japan, Israel, Belgium, Poland, and the UK, as well as supranational laws such as UNIDROIT and the International Sale of Goods (CISG), and various bilateral and multilateral treaties, such as NAFTA.
Our attorneys have appeared before some of the major arbitral and trade institutions of the world, including the ICC, AAA, LCIA, WIPO, WTO, the US-Iranian Claims Tribunal, the International Arbitral Center of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Court of Arbitration of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, the Court of International Trade, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. We have also advised and assisted in the enforcement of arbitral awards and judgments obtained in other jurisdictions and are experienced in obtaining evidence for use in foreign proceedings.
In addition, our litigators provide valuable strategic risk management advice during the course of our clients’ business negotiations and transactions, so as to minimize both the risk and possible impact of any future litigation. This approach has earned high praise from clients and peers.
As a further testament to the quality of our litigators, both past and present Weil lawyers have served as judges and arbitrators, as well as being leading academics in their chosen fields. Overall, clients rely on Weil’s experience in ADR to achieve the best possible solution that meets their business objectives.