We routinely represent private corporations, investors, state-owned enterprises, and states in arbitration venues around the world, helping to resolve disputes that straddle borders, corporate structures, jurisdictions, cultures, political systems, and treaties. We bring deep experience representing clients in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, multi-jurisdictional disputes, and public international law matters.
Our international arbitration lawyers are based in key arbitral centers and throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. We regularly act under all of the major international arbitration rules and several of our lawyers have experience sitting as arbitrators. Latham lawyers serve as members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre – SIAC Court of Arbitration, and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration – ICCA Governing Body, and as leaders in various arbitration organizations, providing thought leadership in key publications and forums.
Our team represents clients throughout a dispute’s life cycle, from drafting dispute resolution clauses, through arbitration, to arbitration-related litigation, such as court challenges to arbitral awards and pre-arbitration attachment and enforcement actions.
The group draws on collective experience within the public and private sectors to respond to clients’ most nuanced commercial, political, and diplomatic needs. We integrate substantive legal expertise and comprehensive industry knowledge, to address client needs across industries, from aerospace and defense, to financial services and technology. Clients trust Latham, not only to structure and run their deals, but also to solve problems when cross-border transactions cross the line into disputes.
Public International Law
Latham’s globally recognized public international law team advises clients on the effective resolution of disputes between states and between international investors and host states. The team also advises on the impact of public international law and business and human rights obligations on international commercial transactions. We have provided market-leading representation in matters ranging from concessions, including straddling resources, to those involving questions of international human rights and environmental law, as well as various trade, security, and land and maritime boundary treaties, and other questions of sovereignty and state responsibility.
We also advise clients on the complex and nuanced application of public international law in domestic courts. Clients often face issues that include sovereign immunity, state succession, trade sanctions, alien tort claims, and the extent of state responsibility. Latham offers clients our unique experience working on such issues and can draw on the skills and insights of the firm’s other practitioners around the globe.