International arbitration is the most preferred method for resolving disputes arising out of international business transactions. With approximately 100 arbitration practitioners in our offices across Europe, Asia and the United States, Orrick offers clients a "global" perspective, particularly in a volatile economic climate and across all of the major arbitration centers—Hong Kong, London, New York, and Paris—as well as Düsseldorf, Milan, Moscow, Rome, Tokyo, and San Francisco.
Orrick has represented clients from around the world in various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation, conciliation, mini-trials and arbitrations, and served as lead counsel in major international arbitrations deriving from commercial and investment disputes.
We regularly advise companies on the drafting of choice of law, choice of forum and arbitration clauses for project finance and energy transactions, joint ventures, technology transfers and various other transactions involving international parties.
In addition to our experience as counsel and as arbitrators in arbitration proceedings, we assist our clients in structuring corporate-wide strategic and cost-efficient arbitration/dispute resolution programs. Orrick represents companies from a wide range of industries, including: construction; energy, oil and gas; insurance; manufacturing and distribution; securities, banking and finance; telecommunications and information technology; shipping, transport and maritime; metals and mining; and military armaments.
Our German dispute resolution practice is recognized as market leaders by JUVE, Chambers, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and PLC Which Lawyer?, among others.