Litigation & dispute resolution

International arbitration

Crefovi is fully equipped to develop winning strategies for international disputes and capable of delivering seamless representation at a European level.

An international arbitration-ready team

International arbitration is a complex and evolving field of law, and the need for deeply knowledgeable legal counsel is paramount.

For our ‟International arbitration” practice group, international arbitration is not the occasional instruction: it’s what we do. Our deep and varied practice sets us apart and affords our clients invaluable insight into winning strategies and arguments. Our group’s collective experience brings with it unrivalled knowledge of arbitrators, institutions, expert witnesses and opposing counsel, which can make the difference in the outcome of a dispute.

Among Crefovi’s areas of expertise are transnational litigation, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, public international law and enforcement of arbitral awards. The firm’s lawyers are accustomed to addressing choice of law and jurisdiction, comparative law and cross-cultural issues.

Crefovi represents public and private corporations, as well as state-owned enterprises and states themselves, in major arbitrations, mediations and lawsuits all over Europe. The firm’s lawyers have significant experience in wide-ranging disputes involving: finance and corporate transactions, joint ventures, shareholder disputes, insolvency, accountants’ liability, intellectual property, distribution, import and export, logistics and transport, and numerous others.

Institutional experience in international arbitration

Crefovi regularly handles proceedings across Europe under all of the major international arbitration rules.

Public international law

Crefovi’s preeminent ‟public international law” practice focuses on foreign investments, expropriations and government concessions. Much of the firm’s work involves analysis of the impact of private and public international law on international commercial transactions.

Crefovi has extensive experience, which includes: bilateral investment treaties, boundary disputes, straddling resources and joint development, international trade and sanctions, treaty negotiation and accession, state responsibility, sovereign immunity and sovereign debt.

A global network

Clients praise Crefovi’s lawyers for their responsiveness & ability to understand the technical, business and legal aspects of each matter in relation to international arbitration, and come back, matter after matter, to be advised by them.

While London and Paris based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multinational teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.

The team has therefore established an extensive international network of litigation & dispute resolution contacts and a close association with other specialist lawyers worldwide. Our history of successes in high profile, politically sensitive matters reflects an ability to act swiftly and with the utmost discretion.


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