Shearman & Sterling has been appointed to the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) panel of International Investment Foreign Law Firms to represent the Chinese Government in investment treaty arbitration. The appointment was made through competitive tender by evaluating the firm’s credentials in representing States and investors in investment treaty arbitration, advising on the negotiation of international investment treaties, and advising on cross-border investments generally.
The firm’s bid was awarded the highest number of points in the overall assessment and consequently ranked first.
Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration lawyers have represented companies, States and State entities in hundreds of international arbitrations, primarily in investment, energy, construction, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, intellectual property, and general commercial disputes. The firm’s lawyers have a unique record in successfully handling high-stake and sensitive disputes around the world, including securing the two largest awards ever rendered in the history of international arbitration.