Practice/Industry Group Overview
In a world where disputes have no borders, companies need lawyers who can litigate, arbitrate and mediate in international arenas in constant change. Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary team helps businesses avoid or resolve disputes efficiently and effectively around the world — from commercial conflicts over intercontinental pipelines to local disputes with distributors for global enterprises.
Greenberg Traurig assists clients in navigating international conflicts, whether conducting high-stakes litigation or transnational arbitration, enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards, or designing creative procedures and contract provisions to avoid disputes or resolve them efficiently. Our litigators have vast experience with all of the major international arbitration bodies, including the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL, CPR, NAFTA and CAFTA, as well as ad hoc proceedings.
From Prevention to Prosecution and Defense
- We counsel clients on crafting contractual dispute resolution clauses that provide favorable fora and rules, as well as selecting among litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategies.
- Our team offers international experience in efficient dispute resolution, including a range of innovative methods, such as early mediation and summary adjudication.
- We have wide-ranging experience enforcing and challenging international arbitral awards under myriad international treaties and local laws.
- Our trial attorneys are well versed in developing and executing litigation strategies based on sovereign immunity, jurisdictional limitations, forum non conveniens, conflict of laws, and international service and discovery issues.
Worldwide Experience in International Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Managing all aspects of multi-jurisdictional proceedings to ensure a unified and consistent approach
- Navigating all aspects of The Hague System: serving judicial and extra-judicial documents and taking evidence
- Serving and executing letters rogatory under the Panama Convention
- Providing discovery to non-U.S. tribunals and interested persons in international proceedings
- Obtaining and defending against international anti-suit injunctions
- Advising on enforcement and jurisdictional issues within the EU
- Providing pre-litigation counseling on anti-money-laundering statutes and regulations
- Representing sovereigns in international disputes and transactions, including negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization
Multidisciplinary Team Providing Efficient Legal Services
- Wide-ranging industry and substantive experience — from energy, construction, health care and entertainment to antitrust and trade regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international intellectual property and technology transfers
- An internationally recognized global trade team that includes the former Chief Justice of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and former U.S. delegates responsible for the negotiation of CAFTA, the modernization of NAFTA rules, and trade agreements with Japan
- One of the largest teams of former U.S. prosecutors to assist companies facing regulatory or criminal investigations for their international activities
- Multilingual attorneys able to conduct arbitrations and trials in forums around the world
- Long-standing relationships with leading firms in Asia, Europe and Latin America
- Flexible billing structures and wide-ranging practice support resources to meet clients’ litigation and arbitration needs efficiently
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
FINRA's New 'New' Discovery Guide: E-Discovery, Affirmations and Product Cases
Michael E. Pastore,Scott E. Rahn, November 21, 2013
On Sept. 16, 2013, the SEC approved amendments to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Discovery Guide (Discovery Guide), which will become effective on Dec. 2, 2013 for all customer cases filed on or after the effective date. FINRA petitioned the Securities...
FINRA Tells Arbitrators it Considers Expungement Relief 'Extraordinary'
Andy Clark,Terry R. Weiss, October 17, 2013
On October 14th, FINRA Dispute Resolution sent a cautionary mandatory Notice to all FINRA arbitrators who might consider broker expungement requests. According to the Notice, available online, the grounds listed in Rule 2080 for expungement of negative information from the Central Registration...
The CIETAC Secession: What It Means For International Arbitration in China
Kevin E. Stern, May 08, 2013
International arbitration in China before the country’s leading arbitration institution, the Beijing-based China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), may be entering a period of uncertainty and risk as a result of an internal dispute over arbitration rules, which...
Can Government Contractors Rely On Their Mandatory ADR Programs?
David Samuel Panzer, April 09, 2013
Government Contractors regularly set up alternate dispute resolution (ADR) programs and, for good reasons, require their employees and independent contractors to agree to participate in such programs when hired or retained. Despite the predictability and uniformity that such ADR programs might...