Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, announced today that its International Arbitration Group has been ranked by Global Arbitration Review (GAR 100) in its annual listing of the world’s top arbitration firms.
“Being listed by this prestigious publication is an important achievement in the growing area of dispute resolution. Fasken Martineau has an established name in the arbitration community and this recognition showcases our Group’s expertise and strength in the industry,” said Geoffrey Cowper Q.C., leader of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.
Over the years, Fasken Martineau has become a key player in international arbitration having handled a significant number of important commercial arbitration cases for its clients since the 1970s. GAR 100 mentions Sarah Armstrong, the group’s chair, and Geoffrey Cowper Q.C., Tina Cicchetti and Martin Sheehan as names to know. Henri Alvarez Q.C., who can lay claim to being one of the world’s leading arbitrators, is also individually mentioned. He was named the Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator at the 2014 GAR Awards.
The firm’s most high-profile work over the past year has been representing a group of US investors in a US$50 million claim against Costa Rica under the US-Central America Free Trade Agreement. The case concerns the state’s alleged failure to compensate them for beachfront properties that were expropriated to establish a national park. A hearing on jurisdiction and the merits took place in Washington in April 2015, which was livestreamed by ICSID in accordance with the treaty’s transparency provisions.
Global Arbitration Review is the world’s leading international arbitration news service. The annual GAR 100 list is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms published to assist clients in finding the specialist counsel they seek.
About Fasken Martineau
Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. For additional information, please visit the firm's website at www.fasken.com.