International Litigation & Arbitration

Whether it’s the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean or Asia, Eaton & Van Winkle has an international arbitration attorney with experience and background in these legal systems. Attorneys in the firm’s International Litigation & Arbitration practice group serve a broad array of clients, ranging from individuals and small, private corporations to multinational, public companies (foreign and domestic) before federal and state courts, agencies and arbitration forums throughout the United States and abroad. We assists clients in resolving international business disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation and usually some combination thereof. We work with our clients through the entire business cycle, advising with respect to structuring and contracting to manage legal risk such as susceptibility to certain jurisdictions and to types of proceedings such as disclosure of electronically stored information, limiting exposure to potentially adverse litigation, disclosure or regulation.

Our attorneys help structure dispute resolution procedures in contracts and are well-experienced in dealing with arbitration tribunals. Our involvement with arbitration service providers allows us to customize a dispute resolution process to a transaction. In U.S. courts, members of our group use their extensive knowledge of the special legal issues that arise in disputes involving cross-border transactions, including personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, choice of law, anti-suit injunctions, enforcement of arbitration clauses, concurrent litigation in multiple countries, international discovery and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards. Our attorneys’ experience with other legal systems, including civil law systems, and access to top practitioners in other countries, allows our international litigators to bridge the divide of legal systems and business cultures to work with and explain options, and chart strategy with executives and lawyers who are based outside of the U.S.

Among many examples, we represented a Middle Eastern bank in multiple federal and state court proceedings in the U.S. and coordination of representation in other countries in Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East, resulting in recovery of substantial funds seized in an international enforcement action; obtained a significant recovery in action for wrongful termination on behalf of Latin American distributor of commercial graphic arts film, plate and chemical products against large U.S.-based multinational suppliers; and successfully defended a Chinese medical device manufacturer from claims alleging breach of sales and distribution agreements concerning large multinational retailer.

Those looking for an international arbitration law firm with a competence level they can trust, find it in Eaton & Van Winkle. Our capabilities in this area are more fully described in its International Practice Group description.

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