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International Arbitration

International Arbitration Law Firm Canada

Courts are not well suited to resolving disputes between commercial parties from different legal backgrounds.

International arbitration is an effective method of resolving international (including cross-border) disputes by providing a neutral forum, flexible process and a binding award that can be summarily enforced in all jurisdictions signatory to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

International Arbitration Law Firm Canada

Fasken Martineau’s International Arbitration group acts as counsel in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations.

To resolve a dispute expeditiously, we consider the process that will best resolve the dispute at hand and seek to incorporate mediation, negotiation or other forms of ADR when appropriate. Our lawyers are frequently retained to assist US counsel and their clients with obtaining recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards in Canadian courts and applying for or resisting applications for interim measures (injunctions) in support of international arbitrations seated outside of Canada when assets or parties are located in Canada.

Clients also benefit from our team’s multilingual capability in English, French and Spanish and other significant business languages, including Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, German, Portuguese and Russian. With proficiency in both civil and common law, our internationally recognized team can advise on arbitrations seated in virtually any jurisdiction worldwide.

Over three-quarters of corporations choose to resolve their commercial disputes by arbitrations administered by an arbitration institution. Our clients benefit from the expertise of lawyers who have conducted arbitrations under all the major arbitral regimes and have extensive experience in all manner of international disputes, including trade and investment disputes under the NAFTA and bilateral investment treaties. Our team has experience with a wide range of institutions and rules, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)'s International Court of Arbitration, American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre (CCAC).

We work with both public and private clients involved in commercial disputes globally. In particular we have represented clients around the world in cases arising out of infrastructure and extractive industry projects. Whether dealing with international commercial disputes between private entities or investor-state disputes involving governments, our team offers effective and cost-effective service on the world stage.