Featuring individual profiles, spotlight team profiles and ‘In conversations’ with the leading practitioners in the region.
Arbitration | China 2023
China’s growth in arbitration has been remarkable, reflecting the nation’s increasing prominence in the global legal and economic spheres. The country has made significant progress in establishing itself as a leading hub for dispute resolution through arbitration, with Chinese arbitration institutions playing a pivotal role. We explore the highly skilled arbitration practitioners working in this region in the Arbitration Powerlist: China.
Arbitration | Hong Kong 2023
Hong Kong’s vibrant arbitration scene offers a smorgasbord of cases, ranging from investment treaty to energy and mining disputes, with its geographical location making it a highly favoured destination for maritime arbitration. The Arbitration Powerlist: Hong Kong represents a curated collection of elite arbitration practitioners from across the jurisdiction.
Arbitration | United Kingdom 2023
The UK is a highly popular jurisdiction for international arbitration, especially for complex commercial and financial disputes. Arbitrators working in the region continue to embrace new global challenges head-on, including the impact of climate change, and show formidable powers of adaptability in a variety of sectors. We are pleased to highlight these talented practitioners in the 2023 edition of the Arbitration Powerlist: United Kingdom.
Dispute Resolution | Türkiye 2023
Türkiye has seen Istanbul emerge as a hub for arbitration proceedings, while mediation is actively promoted as an alternative to litigation. Meanwhile the growth of technology and innovation in the country has led to intellectual property disputes being on the rise. The Dispute Resolution Powerlist: Türkiye showcases the leading practitioners working in the region who focus primarily on litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
Arbitration | Southeast Asia 2023
As Southeast Asian economies continue to grow and attract foreign investment, the region’s arbitration landscape is likely to evolve, with an increased focus on diversity, technology integration, and expedited dispute resolution processes. The Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia highlights the leading practitioners working in the region, as well as practitioners in the UK with significant expertise in Southeast Asia.
Arbitration | Latin America 2023
Arbitrators from the Latin American region made up one eighth of the ICC’s registered arbitrators in 2019, with the number only growing since then, and these individuals have led important arbitration organisations, spearheading key initiatives. With the region reforming and modernising its laws on arbitral procedure, the Arbitration Powerlist: Latin America showcases its leading practitioners, with in-depth conversations and spotlight team profiles.
Dispute Resolution | Italy 2023
Italy has emerged as a prominent player and a rapidly growing hub in the field of dispute resolution and international arbitration. The Dispute Resolution Powerlist: Italy recognises the elite dispute resolution practitioners in the country, and provides insights on how these experts navigate the constantly changing disputes practice, against a backdrop of regulatory reforms.
Arbitration | France 2023
France is well-known to be an incredibly arbitration-friendly region, thanks to the presence of the ICC in Paris and a legal system which greatly favours arbitration, particularly international arbitration. Drawing on the expertise of our research team as well as the opinions of leading arbitrators, arbitral institutions and general counsel active in the market, the Arbitration Powerlist: France highlights the talented arbitration practitioners working in the region.
Arbitration | Middle East 2023
Arbitration laws in the Middle East are continuing to modernise, reflecting the growing interest in and use of arbitration in the region. The number of arbitration institutions in the Middle East also continues to grow. The Arbitration Powerlist: Middle East 2023 recognises the leading practitioners working in the region and features in-depth conversations and spotlight team profiles.
Arbitration | DACH 2023
The DACH area is an economic powerhouse and global hub for inbound and outbound investment and international trade and, as such, arbitration is a key method to settle any cross-border disputes that may arise. We are delighted to showcase this through the Arbitration Powerlist: DACH and recognise an array of leading practitioners working across the region.
Arbitration | Central and Eastern Europe 2023
The Arbitration Powerlist: CEE recognises a region that has made continuous efforts to modernise their arbitration laws in recent years and ensure they are compliant with prevailing international arbitration practices. Actively responding to the needs of arbitration users, we are excited to highlight the leading practitioners working across Central and Eastern Europe today.
Arbitration | Iberia 2023
The Arbitration Powerlist: Iberia focuses on a region that has very strong traditions in alternative dispute resolution. Recent trends indicate an increasing use of arbitration as a suitable method for resolving disputes in the region, especially in commercial matters. Showcasing the impressive depth of expertise from arbitration counsel, we offer examples of how the region has taken the lead on a number of procedural and institutional innovations.
Arbitration | Africa 2023
The Arbitration Powerlist: Africa 2023 showcases the leading arbitration practitioners working across Africa today. This region has recently witnessed a significant increase in the use of international arbitration as a form of alternative dispute resolution and as a result of this, this edition looks to showcase the ever-growing strength of Africa’s community of arbitration counsel.
Arbitration | Benelux
The Arbitration Powerlist: Benelux 2022 showcases the leading arbitration practitioners working today in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. This region has always understood the importance of international cooperation, hosting many important EU institutions and international organisations; it has also reaped the wide-ranging benefits of global commerce. These factors mean that practitioners based in the region will benefit from a wealth of expertise in adjoining institutions, as well as the influx of ideas and trends from all around the world because of the region’s global reach and links.
Arbitration | Australia and New Zealand
The Arbitration Powerlist: Australia and New Zealand 2022 showcases the leading practitioners working in these countries. Both Australia and New Zealand are countries where arbitration is already commonly used in a variety of sectors as a means of solving disputes and therefore those featured in this edition showed an impressive depth of expertise and as such form a definitive list of the leading arbitration counsel in Australia and New Zealand today.
The Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico 2022 showcases the leading US-based counsel active in the Mexican market today. In such a context, the role of those effectively tasked with ensuring that bi-national business relations not only continue but prosper, is ever more significant. Examining both current practice and historical data, we have sought throughout to identify practitioners with an engagement that goes beyond occasional participation in this specialised bi-national context.
Arbitration | United Kingdom
The Arbitration Powerlist: United Kingdom 2022 showcases the leading practitioners working in the country. The UK arbitration scene can be ferociously competitive, not to mention quite effective in helping clients have their needs met. Many of the practitioners featured in these pages have amassed their enviable experience and honed their skills over a number of decades. As such, we think the listing reflects those practitioners that are deemed the gold standard by businesses.
Arbitration | Southeast Asia
The Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia 2022 showcases the leading practitioners working in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and Cambodia. It is perhaps unsurprising that a region of the world that is so incredibly diverse would reflect that same diversity onto this list of the best arbitration practitioners in this fascinating part of the world.
Arbitration | Nordics
The Arbitration Powerlist: Nordics 2022 showcases the leading practitioners working in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. It remains a region full of opportunity, and we hope the following guide will provide an insight into this fascinating and ever-evolving market. The ingenuity and adaptability that arbitrators have shown over the past year in the Nordics showcases not only their incredible skills, but also acts as an example to arbitrators around the world on how to utilise local talent and at the same time take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the global nature of international arbitration.
Arbitration | Middle East
The Arbitration Powerlist: Middle East showcases the leading practitioners working in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Iran, Iraq and Jordan. It remains a region full of opportunity, reinforced by the adaptability that arbitrators have shown throughout the pandemic. We hope the following guide will provide an insight into this fascinating and ever-evolving market.
Arbitration | Latin America
The Arbitration Powerlist: Latin America highlights and showcases the leading practitioners of one of the world’s most fertile grounds for producing arbitration talent, with the ICC reporting in 2019 that around one of eight of its registered arbitrators are from Latin America. The region also shows impressive growth as an arbitral centre; although Europe and the United States handle the largest share of international arbitrations conducted for Latin American clients, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico are all popular seats of arbitration.
Arbitration | Africa
The Arbitration Powerlist: Africa showcases the leading practitioners working in one of the most exciting legal markets today. In addition to showcasing the ever-growing strength and depth of Africa’s community of arbitration counsel is clear, we offer examples of how the continent at large has taken the lead on a number of procedural and institutional innovations. For example, the African Arbitration Academy’s response to Covid-19 lockdowns was swift and decisive, with its Protocol on Virtual Hearings in Africa outlining one of the earliest and most thorough set of recommendations on virtual hearings. Beyond this, the nearly 100 arbitration institutions that exist across Africa have continued to develop and respond to the needs of business. Other notable developments include Ethiopia’s ratification of the New York Convention in 2020, and the new Uniform Act on Arbitration issued by the Organisation for the Harmonisation in Africa of Business Laws (OHADA). The positive impact of this on arbitration is already being seen, and we can expect further initiatives that will strengthen the already vibrant culture of arbitration in Africa.
Arbitration | Central and Eastern Europe
The Arbitration Powerlist: CEE showcases the leading practitioners working in a broad sweep of countries, stretching from Austria and Poland to the Baltic nations and down to Serbia and North Macedonia. As with any publication of this nature, we were faced with the dilemma of including as many worthy candidates as possible without diluting the significance of their listing. After lengthy discussions across the editorial team, we decided that a larger selection was necessary to provide sufficient nuance and balance across so many different markets. We hope that by expanding the selection we have managed to include some surprises.
Arbitration | CIS and Caucasus
The Arbitration Powerlist: CIS & Caucasus showcases the leading practitioners working in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Moldova. It is a region unfamiliar to many outsiders, and we hope the following guide will provide an insight into an often opaque disputes market.
The International Arbitration Powerlist UK showcases 200 of the UK’s leading practitioners working in law firms and at the Bar (and, for good measure, a professor and a funder, both of whom sit regularly as arbitrators). As with any publication of this nature, we were faced with the dilemma of including as many worthy candidates as possible without diluting the significance of their listing. After lengthy discussions across the editorial team, we decided that 200 was the right number. The all-too-frequent criticism that international arbitration is a ‘gentlemen’s club’ would be perpetuated by a smaller selection. While the established names in the field are impossible to overlook, we hope that by expanding the selection we have managed to include some surprises. More importantly, we wanted to highlight the incredible diversity of the London market. When it comes to international arbitration, no other city on earth has the same depth of talent. In the face of stiff challenges from other cities, and with the disruption (perceived or real) introduced by Brexit, we felt it was necessary to stand up for London and give a platform to the incredible array of legal talent it offers clients. This reflects The Legal 500’s support for London International Disputes Week. It also reflects our growing focus on arbitration.