International Dispute Resolution
Ober|Kaler’s International Dispute Resolution team represents clients in complex arbitration and litigation settings before many of the world’s preeminent tribunals. In particular, our IDR attorneys have extensive experience handling sovereign expropriation and bilateral investment treaty violation claims before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as in ad hoc arbitrations, particularly those conducted under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Rules.
Ober|Kaler's IDR attorneys have a particular focus on both treaty and commercial disputes related to construction projects around the globe. Each attorney is also a member of the firm’s construction and/or insurance recovery practice. This expertise makes Ober|Kaler an ideal advocate for construction and infrastructure development-related claims.
In addition, our IDR practice focuses on investments and projects around the globe and particularly those in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Central Asia. Our IDR team attorneys have experience handling matters related to countries such as Canada, France, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Our IDR practice also has a focus on international maritime matters. Members of the team have served as advocates and as arbitrators under the rules of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA) and the Maritime Arbitration Association of the United States (MAA) involving commercial disputes arising in Europe, Asia and South and Central America. We have handled matters involving security in the United States for arbitration overseas, particularly London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) arbitration.
The group has also handled a wide variety of disputes arising out of international agreements, treaties, human rights offences and enforcement actions in forums such as the ICC, the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). This collective experience allows us to handle a truly diverse number of disputes, regardless of the forum and applicable law and rules.