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Miller & Chevalier's International Arbitration team provides advice and advocacy to sovereign states, financial institutions, private companies, and individuals in international investment and commercial arbitration proceedings arising out of projects and transactions in established and emerging economies. 

From pre-dispute advice, including drafting dispute resolution clauses and assessing the validity of potential claims, to post-award arbitration-related litigation (including recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and asset recovery), our lawyers have experience handling the entire dispute cycle under major rules, arbitral centers, and international agreements, including:

  • The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • The Center of Arbitration and Conciliation of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (CCB)
  • Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
  • Treaty of Chaguaramas (CARICOM)
  •  Multiple bilateral investment treaties

We draw on the experience of the firm's litigators and other professionals with years of senior government and in-house experience, and their multicultural, multi-lingual backgrounds to anticipate, prevent, and resolve complex cross-border disputes.  We assist our clients with every stage of the dispute cycle include providing immediate crisis response and legal guidance through unexpected events and emerging crisis triggered by government investigations, catastrophic events, economic sanctions and export controls, criminal allegations, adverse human rights impact, and unforeseen regulatory changes. Our lawyers have also served as neutral and party-appointed arbitrators, and regularly advise our clients' executives, board members, and government officials on:

  • Advising on available rights and remedies under international agreements, including bilateral investment treaties, public bidding and concessions contracts, trade agreements, and protecting their rights and potential claims
  • Designing strategies to mitigate risks associated to investments in high-risk jurisdictions
  • Structuring investments under international agreements
  • Strengthening institutional capacity by educating our clients on international arbitration process and its pros and cons
  • Counseling on treaty negotiation and implementation
  • Assisting with media relations to mitigate adverse public relations exposure and protect future potential claims
  • Monitoring, researching, and analyzing relevant political, economic, legal developments, to identify trends and guide appropriate legal actions and prevent exposure to cross-border risks

Miller & Chevalier's Unique Comprehensive Integrated Boutique Approach

Our sharp focus on targeted areas offers a distinct, unique, and competitive advantage to cross-border disputes.  Based on a collaborative inter-practice approach, our International Arbitration lawyers complement their experience with the firm's unique strengths in its core substantive areas, including: