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International Arbitration


With cross-border disputes becoming increasingly complex, risk management and preserving shareholder value must be considered with every transaction. As a binding and consensual form of dispute resolution, international arbitration provides an effective method of resolving cross-border disputes without the potential cost, delays and risk associated with transnational litigation. Fasken Martineau’s International Arbitration group is trained in a range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques and acts as counsel or as arbitrator in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations. To resolve a dispute expeditiously, we advise on the process that will best resolve the dispute at hand, whether mediation, arbitration, negotiation or other forms of ADR.

Clients also benefit from our team’s multilingual capability in English, French and Spanish and other significant business languages, including Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, German, Portuguese and Russian. With proficiency in both civil and common law, our internationally recognized team can help resolve disputes in virtually any jurisdiction worldwide.

Over three-quarters of corporations choose to resolve their commercial disputes by arbitrations administered by an arbitration institution. Our clients benefit from the expertise of lawyers who have conducted arbitrations under all the major arbitral regimes and have extensive experience in all manner of international disputes, including trade and investment disputes under the NAFTA and bilateral investment treaties. Our team is qualified with arbitration processes using a wide range of institutions and rules, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)'s International Court of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC), and Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre (CCAC).

Our Clients

We work with both public and private clients involved in commercial disputes globally. In particular we have represented clients around the world in cases arising out of infrastructure and extractive industry projects. Whether dealing with international commercial disputes between private entities or investor-state disputes involving governments, our team offers cost-effective service on the world stage.