Latham & Watkins Publishes ‘Guide to International Arbitration’ in Chinese, French and Spanish

Guide offers practical assistance to cross-border investors and global companies in transnational disputes.

October 20, 2013

Latham & Watkins has published translated versions of its latest Guide to International Arbitration, a manual designed to help cross-border investors and global companies navigate the complicated landscape of transnational disputes and successfully resolve them. The guide is now available in Simplified ChineseFrench and Spanish on

“We are excited to offer the Guide to International Arbitration in Chinese, French and Spanish. We look forward to this Guide being utilized by an even broader audience and meeting the needs of additional markets,” said Claudia Salomon, Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ International Arbitration Practice.

The expansion of cross-border investment and trade has led to increased complex, global commercial relationships between businesses, investors and states. As some of those relationships break down, parties need to consider the best means of resolving any disputes which may arise.

In the right circumstances, international arbitration offers certain advantages over traditional court proceedings. Advantages include broad enforceability, venue neutrality, procedural flexibility, party autonomy, confidentiality and the ability to select arbitrators with particular technical capabilities. The Guide to International Arbitration is designed to help inform the decision about whether to choose international arbitration and, where appropriate, to assist in the drafting of dispute resolution provisions.

The Guide to International Arbitration was developed by members of Latham & Watkins’ International Arbitration Practice. The team has expertise in the areas of international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, public international law and litigation related to arbitration, such as pre-arbitration attachment actions and the enforcement of arbitral awards. Latham’s lawyers are accustomed to addressing choice of law and jurisdiction, comparative law and cross-cultural issues, and to representing public and private corporations, State-owned enterprises and States in complex international arbitrations, mediations and lawsuits around the world.

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Notes to Editor
Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.

Claudia T. Salomon, Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice +1.212.906.1230
Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice +49.40.4140.3259

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