International Litigation and Arbitration Group
Attorneys in the firm’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group service a broad array of clients, from individuals and small, private corporations to multinational, public companies (foreign and domestic) before Federal and State courts, agencies and arbitration forums throughout the U.S. and abroad. EVW assists clients in resolving international business disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation and usually some combination thereof.
EVW attorneys work clients through the entire business cycle advising with respect to structuring and contracting to manage legal risk. Our attorneys help structure dispute resolution procedures in contracts and have substantial experience before arbitration tribunals. Our involvement with arbitration service providers allows us to customize dispute resolution processes as part of transaction structuring.
Members of the Group have extensive experience dealing with issues arising in disputes involving cross-border disputes, including anti-suit injunctions, enforcement of arbitration clauses, concurrent litigation in multiple countries, international discovery and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards.
EVW’s experience with other legal systems, including civil law systems, and access to practitioners in other countries, allows our litigators to understand differing legal systems and business cultures to work with and explain options and chart strategy with executives and lawyers who are based outside of the United States.
EVW has worked closely for years with the China firm LungTin International, which is focused on intellectual property matters, transactional work, prosecution of all forms of IP and litigation. In 2014, EVW established an affiliate relationship with LungTin International. Headquartered in Beijing, LungTin International has offices Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo and Hong Kong with over 160 professionals fluent in several languages, including English, Japanese, Korean, German, and French.