International Arbitration and Litigation

International Arbitration and Litigation

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International arbitration is the predominant method of resolving commercial disputes arising out of cross-border business relationships. Musick Peeler offers its clients a high level of expertise in this area as one of the few firms in Southern California with extensive international arbitration experience. Our attorneys have acted in disputes brought under a wide range of arbitration rules including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), UNCITRAL, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) and the World Intellectual Property Institute (WIPO). Our international arbitration specialists have represented clients before tribunals located in jurisdictions around the world, including Amsterdam, The Hague, Stockholm, Vienna, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Toronto, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and in various US States.

Representative International Arbitration Matters

  • Lead counsel for a European contractor in a multi-party ICC arbitration arising out of a renewable energy project in the state of Oregon.
  • Acting for a general contractor in an ICC arbitration arising out of a port project in the Middle-East, seated in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The applicable law was that of the UAE.
  • Acting for a licensor in a Netherlands Arbitration Institute arbitration in Brussels, Belgium, arising out of an agreement to license automotive technology. The applicable law was Netherlands law.
  • Acting for a contractor in an ICC arbitration in Zurich, Switzerland arising out of an infrastructure project in Taipei, Taiwan. The applicable law was the Swiss Federal Code of Obligations.
  • Acting for a software developer in a World Intellectual Property Organization dispute arising out a failed joint venture, seated in Geneva, Switzerland. The applicable law was the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (2004).
  • Acting for a US distributor in a multi-party arbitration under the Netherlands Arbitration Institute rules arising out of claims of business tort and a master distribution agreement. The applicable laws were Illinois and Netherlands law.
  • Acting for a manufacturer of marine equipment in an ICC arbitration in Zurich, Switzerland in a dispute arising out of a supply contract with a ship-yard. The applicable law was that of the Convention on the International Sale of Goods and Swiss law.