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Quinn Emanuel has one of the pre-eminent arbitration practices, globally, befitting of our position as the largest business disputes firm in the world. The Wall Street Journal describes us as a “global force in business litigation,” and international arbitration is one of the cornerstones of our practice. Our international arbitration practice includes:

  • International commercial arbitration
  • U.S. and other domestic arbitration
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • International arbitrations between sovereign states

The firm has international arbitration experts in all of its offices, offering specialism in both common law and civil law traditions, and expertise in all of the major languages in which international arbitration is commonly conducted. We operate as a single, integrated team. We represent companies, including some of the world’s largest companies, States and state-owned entities, and high net worth individuals. We practice in all of the world’s major arbitration centres, and under all major applicable legal systems, including public international law. Our lawyers have decades of experience in handling disputes both as counsel and arbitrators under all major international arbitration rules, including:

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • Swiss Chambers of Commerce Rules of International Arbitration (Swiss Chambers)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Hong Kong Centre for International Arbitration (HKIAC)
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)
  • Arbitral Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • Moscow Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI)
  • Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce Rules of the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC)
  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
  • GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC)
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)
  • Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC)

We arbitrate and try more cases per year than any other firm. This gives us an outcome-driven perspective, which creates cost-efficiencies without sacrificing quality. Our “end game” perspective extends to related court proceedings, allowing us to best position our clients in the myriad forms of litigation—from compelling arbitration, to discovery requests, to challenging and enforcing arbitral awards—that often accompanies complex international arbitration proceedings. We also understand that the best outcome for a given client may not always be an award after a full hearing. We take seriously our responsibility to devise and fashion creative mechanisms to settle international arbitration disputes in a manner that will best achieve our client’s objectives.

Quinn Emanuel and the individual partners who lead our global international arbitration groups are consistently recognized as leading experts in the field of international arbitration and have been ranked by all major legal publications. Below are some spotlights that Quinn Emanuel received for its international arbitration practice:

  • In 2022 Quinn Emanuel was ranked 3rd in the Global Arbitration Review’s 30 most prestigious international arbitration practices worldwide. GAR noted that Quinn Emanuel has made a name for itself in International Arbitration, and highlighted client feedback describing the firm’s service as “first class.”
  • Chambers and Partners (2020-2022) ranked the firm Band 3 Global-Wide, Band 3 United States, Band 3 Latin America, Band 2 UK, Band 1 Europe-wide, Band 1 France, Band 3 Qatar, Band 1 for South Korea in the “Asia-Pacific” ranking, and Band 2 for the Greater China Region.
  • Globally we have 11 partners (David Orta, Stephen Jagusch KC, Philippe Pinsolle, Anthony Sinclair, Duncan Watson KC, John Rhie, Michael Young KC, Mark McNeill, Isabelle Michou, Epaminontas Triantafilou, and Justin Michaelson) ranked for International Arbitration in Chambers as well as: 2 in the U.S. (David Orta and Mark McNeill), 1 in Latin America (David Orta), 5 Europe-wide (Stephen Jagusch KC, Isabelle Michou, Philippe Pinsolle, Anthony Sinclair, and Michael Young KC), 5 in the U.K. (Stephen Jagusch KC, Justin Michaelson, Anthony Sinclair, Epaminontas Triantafilou, and Dominic Roughton), 2 in China (Duncan Watson KC and John Rhie), and 2 in Asia-Pacific (Duncan Watson KC and John Rhie). Additionally, Chambers recognized Daniel Salinas-Serrano as “Up and Coming”.
  • Our team includes three King’s Counsel—Duncan Watson KC, Stephen Jagusch KC, and Michael Young KC.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022 recognized Mark McNeill, David Orta, Isabelle Michou, Philippe Pinsolle, John Rhie, Thomas Voisin, Duncan Watson KC, Michael Young KC, Stephen Jagusch KC, Anthony Sinclair, Epaminontas Triantafilou, Dr. Simon Vorburger, Ted Greeno and seven other QE attorneys for Arbitration. Daniel Salinas-Serrano, Alexander Leventhal, José R Pereyó, Dr. Simon Vorburger and six others were recognized as Future Leaders.
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2021 Edition) ranked Karl Stern for Arbitration; The Best Lawyers in Switzerland (2022 Edition) ranked Philippe Pinsolle for International Arbitration; The Best Lawyers in Australia (2021 Edition) ranked Michael Mills for International Arbitration; The Best Lawyers in France (2021 Edition) ranked Isabelle Michou, Michael Young KC, Thomas Voisin, and Alexander Leventhal for International Arbitration; The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (2022 Edition) ranked Stephen Jagusch KC, Anthony Sinclair and Justin Michaelson for International Arbitration.
  • Legal 500K. 2020 and 2021 ranked the firm’s International Arbitration practice and practitioners, naming Stephen Jagusch KC, Anthony Sinclair, Epaminontas Triantafilou, Ted Greeno, and Alex Gerbi as Leading or Recommended Lawyers and Dr. Odysseas Repousis as a Key Lawyer in international arbitration and public international law.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranked Quinn Emanual’s International Arbitration practice from 2020-2021
  • Legal 500 United States 2020 named David Orta, and Daniel Salinas-Serrano as Recommended Lawyers for International Arbitration.
  • Legal 500 Switzerland 2022 named Dr. Simon Vorburger as “Next Generation Partner” in International Arbitration.
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (2021 Edition) ranked Stephen Jagusch KC, Ted Greeno and Anthony Sinclair for International Arbitration, Arbitration and Mediation, and Energy and Natural Resources Law.
  • Richard East, Mark Grasso, Dawn Yamane Hewett, Stephen Jagusch KC, Nick Marsh, Mark McNeill, Isabelle Michou, David Orta, Philippe Pinsolle, John Rhie, Daniel Salinas-Serrano, Anthony Sinclair, Karl Stern, Epaminontas Triantafilou, Thomas Voisin, Carsten Witzke, and Michael Young KC were recognized in the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Global Litigation Lawyers Guide for International Arbitration.
  • Euromoney’s Expert Guides recognized Dr. Simon Vorburger (2018 through 2021) and Pierre-Yves Marro (2021) as “Rising Stars” in Commercial Arbitration.
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group awarded, in November 2019, Dr. Simon Vorburger the “Rising Star in Commercial Arbitration” Award, as one of only three practitioners in Europe.


Philippe Pinsolle
Head of international arbitration for continental Europe, Chair

Philippe Pinsolle

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