As part of one of the world's most successful dispute resolution firms, Quinn Emanuel's dedicated arbitration practice has always been a major practice area. The firm has international arbitration specialists in all of its offices, including London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, Moscow, Hong Kong and Sydney. Operating as a single, integrated team, our lawyers continue to achieve success for the world's largest companies and sovereign governments, in all major arbitration centres and applying all legal systems including public international law.
Our international arbitration lawyers hail from all continents (save Antarctica), speak multiple languages and include two former heads of international arbitration practices from other leading law firms, a former general counsel of a major global pharmaceutical company, and a tenured professor of international law. Described as 'vastly experienced', 'among the most impressive advocates around', and 'simply terrific' by the leading legal directories, and as 'extremely user-friendly' by top arbitrators, our team members are widely recognised for their expertise and client service.
As a 'global force in business litigation' (Wall Street Journal), we arbitrate and try more cases per year than any other firm. This gives us an outcome-driven perspective, which creates cost-efficiencies without sacrificing quality. Our 'end game' perspective extends to related court proceedings, allowing us to best position our clients in the myriad forms of litigation – from compelling arbitration, to discovery requests, to challenging and enforcing arbitral awards – that often accompanies complex international arbitration proceedings. We also understand that the best outcome for a given client may not always be an award after a full hearing. We take seriously our responsibility to devise and fashion creative mechanisms to settle international arbitration disputes in a manner that will best achieve our clients' objectives.