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Jones Day’s Global Disputes Practice offers clients a comprehensive international footprint with lawyers qualified before jurisdictions throughout the and prepared for any dispute, from jury trials before domestic courts to international arbitration, from complex commercial litigation cases to criminal or administrative proceedings. Our lawyers deliver deep legal and industry experience, and our track record contributes to our impressive reputation for successful dispute resolution wherever disputes arise.

The globalization of commerce has brought with it the globalization of disputes. Modern disputes may be litigated in courts anywhere in the world. They may be arbitrated under a governing contract or agreement, or against a sovereign state or state-owned entity under a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), free trade agreement (FTA) or foreign investment law. Today most disputes arise in some combination of the above. They may be governed by the domestic law of the forum, foreign law, treaties, or public international law. They may involve the criminal statutes and codes various sovereigns.

With no predisposition toward any one strategy, Jones Day’s Global Disputes Practice draws upon its transnational capabilities, substantive experience, and presence in worldwide commercial centers to advance our clients’ interests.

Global Disputes attorneys were victorious in defending against the first Alien Tort Statute (ATS) claim to go to a jury and successfully argued that the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) does not apply to corporations.  We have represented the International Air Transport Association (IATA) before the Court of Justice of the European Union to challenge the EU’s extension of its Emission Trading Scheme to global aviation, and have represented Apple Inc. and iTunes SARL before the Ombudsmen in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, the UK Office of Fair Trading, and the European Commission in relation to an antitrust investigation.  We brought the first NAFTA claim against the United States and are currently representing clients in investor-State claims against Argentina.  Jones Day has brought claims at all levels of dispute resolution in all important jurisdictions.

We are with our clients from day one, putting our expertise and carefully-honed skill at our clients’ disposition and in the service of their interests. From the outset, we consider all elements: dispute resolution opportunities through litigation or international arbitration, potential criminal or administrative proceedings, and possible treaty protection. We know how to fight for and against arbitrability and arbitral appointments, and how to use courts for interim or emergency measures. And we are with our clients to the end, designing damage theories that consider tax benefits and currency fluctuations, as well as strategies for resisting or enforcing awards and judgments, and securing attachment, freezing, restraint, and search orders.

Our Global Disputes lawyers are experienced in international discovery (including through the channels of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, letters rogatory, and Norwich Pharmacal (third party) discovery orders in the U.K.), case management, and advocacy. We routinely litigate the claims that international parties face with increasing frequency, such as the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the Tort Victim Protection Act (TVPA), the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). We also provide well-developed sector expertise in a myriad of industries, including antitrust, aviation, banking and finance, construction, energy, environment health and safety, insurance recovery, intellectual property, labor and employment, mining, telecommunications, and transportation.

Group Presentations
  Navigating Global Risk, October 16, 2013
Past Seminar Materials
  PPP in Southeast Asia and India Seminar, September 27, 2013