Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group brings a vast breadth of knowledge and experience to the resolution of international disputes, including claims of expropriation and other investor/state disputes.

Our lawyers have appeared before every major international arbitral institution, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association (ICDR/AAA), Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), as well as ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL and other rules.

We are experienced in managing international disputes involving more than one jurisdiction or dispute resolution forum and have litigated high-profile international cases before the trial and appellate courts of the United States and England. We have assisted counsel in many other jurisdictions when local cases required a sophisticated understanding of public and private international law, and we effectively have organized and presented large evidentiary records that are today the staple of complex commercial disputes. We have represented individuals and companies in industries as varied as power and energy, metals and mining, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, auditing and securities. We also frequently advise clients in disputes against sovereigns for expropriation and unfair treatment under international agreements such as free trade agreements (FTAs), bilateral investment treaties (BITs), multilateral trade agreements (MTAs) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).