International Arbitration

The market-leading international arbitration team at Hogan Lovells can strategically steer your most important dispute regardless of size, complexity, or seat.

A problem in one part of the world can set back your global business and leave you unsure how to get back on course. When that happens, you have recourse to our 170-plus international arbitration lawyers anywhere in the world. We bring together teams that span jurisdictions and time zones to resolve your disputes through commercial or investment treaty arbitration.

We handle all aspects, as well as the before and after — from pre-arbitration litigation to post-award proceedings to appeals before the highest courts around the world. 

Seasoned lawyers who know commercial and investment arbitration  

We work across continents, coordinating resources to respond to whatever situations you face. We often advise on bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. And we have worked with clients like you in the energy, finance, life sciences, infrastructure, oil and gas, and telecommunications sectors, to guide them through commercial arbitral procedures and local laws. 

Our lawyers have held high-level positions on arbitration boards worldwide – the ICC Task Force on the Revision of Rules of Arbitration; the ICDR panel (chairmanship), which drafted the International Expedited Procedures; and the UNCITRAL Working Group of Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation. 

Among the top 10 

For seven years in a row, Global Arbitration Review has ranked us among the top 10 most active international arbitration practices. “Hogan Lovells produced some pleadings which blew the other side’s case away,” according to GAR. “They are on top of the details at all times with an experience that is extremely reassuring.”

Representative experience

Representing world’s largest turbine supplier in arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings related to a US$2bn power generation facility in the U.S.

Acting in an LCIA arbitration on behalf of Ukrainian oligarch in multibillion dollar dispute against two other oligarchs.

A multinational energy company came to us for representation in an LCIA arbitration in London relating to the construction of an energy sector facility.

A German-based automotive manufacturing company turned to us for an ICC supply chain dispute related to electronic components.

Representing a global technology company in a US$4bn ICC arbitration arising out of an IT-services agreement with a telecommunications company.

Our team acted for a multinational plc in the mining/energy sectors in relation to enforcement of an LCIA Award in China.

Our team is acting on behalf of a leading construction and engineering company in defense of allegations brought by shareholders regarding stock price inflation.

Successfully represented an engineering conglomerate over a joint venture dispute with a contractor who abandoned a transmission line project in Brazil and Chile.

Defending a Central American country in investment treaty arbitration related to the expropriation of real estate assets for an ecotourism project.

Representing a South American government entity in an ICC dispute related to a long-term water supply and collateral services concession contract.

Represented shareholders of a Saudi joint venture company in contractual commercial dispute regarding sale of oil country tubular goods in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Defending the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in two ICSID arbitrations relating to the alleged expropriation of companies in the coffee and fertilizer industries.

Advising the Government of Vietnam in an investment treaty arbitration brought by a French company under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Vietnam and France.

Acting for the Slovak Republic against a financial services company in a challenge of an award on the basis of the Netherlands-Slovak Republic BIT.

Government of Mongolia and MonAtom turned to us for an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning an alleged expropriation of licenses for uranium exploration and exploitation.

Representing Edenred, a world leader in prepaid corporate services, in ICSID arbitration against Hungary related to Hungarian laws concerning fringe benefits.

Successfully represented a European oil and gas company in ICC arbitration and enforcement proceedings against a North African petroleum company related to supply of LNG.

Successfully represented Statoil (Nigeria) Limited and Texaco Nigeria Outer Shelf Limited in an ad hoc arbitration in Nigeria against relating to a cargo lifting dispute.

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