International Arbitrations (AAA and ICC)
Our team at Lax & Neville LLP represents individuals and entities in claims before international arbitration forums, such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Our cases include large and complex commercial contracts, investment and placement agent disputes, and other cross-border business disputes involving international firms. Our lawyers are familiar with international arbitration rules and local laws and pride themselves on selecting the appropriate arbitration tribunal for a particular dispute.
Generally, the first step is reviewing the agreement at issue, and in particular, the arbitration resolution clause contained in the agreement, which commonly specifies the type of claims that may be brought, the applicable law, and the arbitration forum. In some instances, a party might declare the international arbitration agreement void and seek to litigate their claims in court or in another forum. An attorney at Lax & Neville LLP will assist you in thoroughly reviewing the arbitration provision at issue, and if necessary, assist you in protecting your rights if any dispute arises involving the applicability of the arbitration provision contained in your agreement.
Some contracts contain arbitration provisions that require that the dispute be governed by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), which is the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) provides dispute resolution services around the globe, and has specific arbitration procedures and rules for international disputes, that are in many instances different from the arbitration rules that apply to domestic disputes. Our attorneys at Lax & Neville LLP have in-depth knowledge of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) rules and procedures, and will assist you every step of the way, from commencing the action and filing the Notice of Arbitration, though conducting discovery, trying your case at the arbitration hearing and preparing post-hearing submissions. Our firm also has experience representing respondents in international arbitrations, and can assist you in the defense of those claims. Our firm also represents clients in enforcing international arbitration awards in state or federal court in the United States. Enforcing an arbitrator award can be challenging and requires a deep understanding of the procedural rules of the jurisdiction.
If the parties seek to settle their dispute through mediation, our firm also has comprehensive understanding and experience conducting mediations under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).
If you have an international arbitration dispute, please contact Lax & Neville LLP for a free consultation.