The international business community has widely adopted arbitration as its preferred dispute resolution method for disputes arising out of cross-border deals. This is due to the relative ease of enforcement provided by the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards against assets located overseas in any one of the 172 party states, compared to the corresponding variety of procedures for enforcing a court judgment in those countries. Most of those procedures provide far less certainty of outcome and timeframe.
At Phillips Lytle, we understand the complexities of arbitrating in various countries around the world, including issues associated with challenges to arbitral jurisdiction (both during and after the arbitration) and the process for confirming, vacating and enforcing arbitral awards in the United States.
Our attorneys are admitted to practice in several countries and, where appropriate, we can also leverage seamless access to an exceptional group of similarly qualified local counsel in dozens of countries through LawExchange International.
Our multilingual attorneys have experience representing and advising clients on arbitrations across several continents, under a wide range of governing laws and pursuant to a full spectrum of institutional arbitral rules, including: