International Arbitration

Strength and Intellectual Leadership of Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration practice recognized in Chambers Global's 2016 edition
“A force to be reckoned with - contributing to the intellectual leadership in international arbitration.”
"It is hard to find a chink in the armour of their international arbitration practice.’ ‘It is one of the strongest investment treaty practices there is.’"
“'An impressive team with a strategic view of matters and an excellent knowledge of arbitration processes.’ ‘Always available for whatever we need, and able to develop arguments and strategies to handle extremely complex matters.’”
“Excellent international arbitration offering in both commercial and investment treaty disputes. Team of stellar individuals with expertise in the fields of energy and natural resources, as well as construction and IP disputes.”

K-Dow Arbitration Recognized at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2013
Shearman & Sterling was named “Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year” at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2013. This award is in recognition of our legal victory for client The Dow Chemical Company in a major ICC arbitration against a Kuwaiti entity. The firm secured for Dow a US$ 2.479 billion arbitral award, the largest published commercial award ever. We were also shortlisted for “Transportation, Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year” for our role in relation to the Mostorod Refinery Project.

Using the Energy Charter Treaty for Energy Investors in Russia (Yukos Arbitration) 'Highly Commended' at FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2010
At the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards in October 2010, Shearman & Sterling’s work for the Yukos majority shareholders, which established that the Russian Federation is bound by the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) by the effect of its provisional application of the Treaty, was "highly commended." The decision permits energy investors who made investments in Russia prior to October 19, 2009, the date on which the Russian Federation's withdrawal from the ECT took effect, to bring claims against Russia. View details of the interim award on jurisdiction and admissibility.

At the Top
"Among the firms that serve as advocates in arbitration, the 12 most mentioned are large global law firms based in the United States or the United Kingdom.  Shearman…[is] tied at the top of the list." 
Focus Europe, 2005

First Rate Team
"This 'absolutely first-rate team' continues to rest easily among the upper echelons of the market.  Clients paid testament to 'the level of detail it masters,' making the firm 'among the top five nationally with which to go to war' in any dispute, not least international arbitration."
Chambers USA, 2005

Arbitration Juggernaut
"This 'juggernaut of the European arbitration world' is a leading player in the market.  Observers endorsed it as 'a group so versatile and skilled that it can handle any type of arbitration in any jurisdiction.'  The firm fields a team of 36 lawyers in Paris, which benefits from the support of 24 other members of the core global arbitration group, operating from offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America."
Chambers Global, 2004-2005


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