International Law

Our International team understand nuanced geopolitical situations and how they impact on our clients’ interests.  We have extensive experience in contentious matters with an international, diplomatic or political context

Leading law directory Legal 500 reports we are “peerless in international sanctions work” and “highly valued for our judgement, written work, and legal analyses.”

The international disputes in which we act arise from a variety of sources ranging from breaches of bilateral investment treaties and other international agreements through to breaches of human rights, allegations of bribery and corruption, and the imposition of sanctions, to anti-competitive behaviour.

Our Expertise

  • International arbitration in all forums
  • Cross-border litigation
  • Human rights investigations
  • Economic sanctions and restrictive measures
  • Regulatory issues including proceedings and investigations

Our clients include governments, heads of state, leading political figures and high net worth individuals from across the world, as well as commercial entities, global charities and NGOs.

Our expertise in dealing with the international media means that we are uniquely placed among law firms to advise on the reputational implications of sensitive international disputes. We can respond immediately to hostile press inquiries or publications.

Our geographical expertise is global and our practical experience covers North and South America, Central Asia, South Asia/South-East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia/CIS and both Western and Eastern Europe.

Case Management

Our cases are typically conducted by partner-led teams structured with a lead partner working with one or more senior associates, associates, solicitors and a trainee solicitor as appropriate to the case. It is standard practice for our lead partners to devote significant time to each case to ensure each client receives meaningful partner expertise and attention.

24/7 Partner-led Crisis Response

We have a 24-hour, 365 days of the year crisis management response team – one of our specialist partners is always available to respond to urgent crises at any time.