International Arbitration & Trade

Drawing on a team of more than 30 lawyers globally, Weil represents both private parties and sovereign clients in high-stakes and cutting-edge international arbitration cases. Our team of talented, culturally and geographically diverse litigators is well-known not only for its arbitral advocacy but also for its experience in alternative dispute resolution techniques and political advocacy, which enable us to achieve exceptional, creative solutions for our clients in jurisdictions around the world.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

At Weil, international arbitration is not simply litigation in another forum but a highly dedicated practice, requiring a special blend of advocacy skills, cultural and comparative law expertise, and understanding of international commerce and investment. The lawyers on our team combine trial experience, deep knowledge of international arbitration law and procedure, experience across a broad range of industries and substantive areas of law, and the ability to work fluently in multiple languages.
  • We have tried and won arbitrations under all the major arbitral and trade institutions, including: the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce); ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes); LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration); ICDR (International Centre for Dispute Resolution); AAA (American Arbitration Association); SCC (Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce); HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre); SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre); as well as numerous ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL and other rules.
  • We have experience in a broad range of sectors, including oil, gas, power and renewables, life sciences, media and telecommunications, mining, financial services, hospitality, and lumber.
  • We conduct our own advocacy, while this is standard for Weil, it is not for a majority of firms, especially in the United Kingdom, which typically hire out to the Bar.
  • Our team is among the most multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multilingual of international arbitration firms, and our attorneys work fluently in multiple languages, such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hungarian, Czech, Polish, and German.

Many of our lawyers have held high-ranking government positions, taught international arbitration in the world’s leading universities, and sat as arbitrators. 

We are skilled and creative negotiators who understand and focus relentlessly on our clients' goals, and often achieve successful early resolution of disputes.

International Commercial Arbitration

The diversity of our practice in international commercial arbitration and our more than four decades of success help distinguish Weil. We combine substantial knowledge of the law of international arbitration with deep knowledge of the substantive law, industry, and region at issue.

Investor-State Arbitration

We have handled many of the highest-value and most complex investor-state arbitrations.

International Trade

Our lawyers have experience in all of the different kinds of dispute settlement provided for in modern trade agreements: State-State, Investor-State, and Trader-State (of the type provided for in NAFTA Chapter 19). They have represented both States and private parties, and their representation of States includes experience both as “in-house” government lawyers and outside counsel. This range of perspectives in a single law firm is rare.

Selected Representations

Recent Arbitrations and Disputes

CEZ Hungary

Forbes Media LLC

Government of Hungary

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company

MVM Zrt.

Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA (PGNiG)

Williams Companies

Key Contacts

Jamie Maples

Jamie Maples

Partner

London

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Ranked among the top 20 law firms in the world for Dispute Resolution

Chambers Global 2013 – 2017

Our practice and its lawyers have been consistently recognized as among the leaders in International Arbitration and Trade

Chambers USA 2005 – 2018

Sources say, “We felt that they were our partners. Their level of knowledge was remarkable.”

Chambers USA 2015

Weil's "broad-based team provides 'high quality advice...[and] displays an excellent knowledge of the relevant law and policy.'”

Legal 500 US 2018

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s team is undoubtedly best known for the ‘thoughtful and responsive’ advice it provides on CFIUS clearance work.”

Legal 500 US 2017

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