Our members, all of whom have significant previous experience at the world’s leading international corporate firms, are based in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, but provide legal representation for international commercial arbitrations globally in a variety of different languages.
Our independent lawyers and independent boutique arbitration law firms provide high-quality but cost-effective legal representation before all major institutional (notably LCIA, ICSID, ICDR, DIAC, SIAC and HKIAC) and ad hoc (notably UNCITRAL) arbitrations for all international commercial arbitrations.
EXPERIENCED INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION LAWYERS
All of the IAA Network’s lawyers were trained at the best universities such as Harvard, Oxford, the Sorbonne and Cambridge. They also all have at least 10 years of international commercial arbitration experience.
In recognition of their international commercial arbitration expertise, many members of the IAA Network currently serve as arbitrators, including Mr. William Kirtley, Mr. Thibault Beurnier and Mr. Denis Mouralis. They are also members of arbitration institutions such as the International Arbitration Institute (IAI) and the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA). They also regularly speak on international arbitration and publish articles on international arbitration law in leading journals. Professor Denis Mouralis is also professor of international arbitration law.
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AND AN IMPRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION TRACK RECORD
The lawyers of the IAA Network provide legal representation for any international commercial arbitration. They also serve as counsel for arbitration-related domestic litigation and ADR proceedings.
The hundreds of arbitrations in which members have previously served range from small arbitrations worth less than USD 1 million to very large international commercial arbitrations where the amount in dispute has exceeded USD 1 billion. Members have worked for clients including individuals, mid-sized companies, large multinationals and State entities on disputes in most industries. In the past, they have served as counsel in disputes concerning the chemicals, oil & gas, construction & engineering, defence, distribution, finance, media, automotive, aviation, logistics, IT, IP, telecommunications, hospitality, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, shipping, steel, transportation and many other industries.
All members speak fluent English. They also speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Urdu, Chinese and Arabic, but frequently work on arbitrations in other languages such as Russian and Turkish. Additional language capacity can be added for any given arbitration, since legal teams are assembled on a case-by-case basis, allowing the possibility of incorporating as many additional counsel as needed. All members are experienced in numerous common law and civil law legal systems.
When clients engage the services of a lawyer of the IAA Network, they can be confident that an experienced commercial arbitration lawyer will be providing their legal representation, rather than a junior associate the client has never met.