International Arbitration

SCA ONTIER are international arbitration specialists. We have extensive experience of arbitrations in almost every commercial field as well as the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in multiple jurisdictions under the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

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Our arbitration clients come from all over the world, and we regularly conduct arbitrations under foreign substantive law, including civil law countries in Europe, African nations and offshore jurisdictions based upon the English common law. We act in arbitrations under different sets of procedural rules, principally UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA, LCIA, SCC, CIETAC, HKIAC and SIAC.

We have acted for and against sovereign entities and we are frequently instructed in connection with state treaty (ICSID Convention) arbitrations.

Due to ONTIERís international footprint we are particularly well placed to assist with arbitrations involving the laws of Latin American countries. Recently we have dealt with international disputes affected by Mexican, Venezuelan and Peruvian law.

When necessary we take arbitration disputes to national Courts, either to enforce or challenge arbitration awards, or to obtain protective relief for our clients. We have acted in some of the leading arbitration cases of the 21st Century, including Cetelem v Roust in the English Court of Appeal and Anzen v Hermes One Limited in the British Privy Council.

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