Arbitration

Experience

  • Energy Arbitration

    Successfully represented a major coke terminal operator in an arbitration of a $61 MM breach of contract claim related to the collapse of a coke pit wall at a refinery. At trial, we successfully proved that

  • Securities Litigation

    Represented investors holding millions of dollars in auction-rate securities in arbitration proceedings. Represented a liquidating trustee pursuing claims against broker-dealers following a securities

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Overview

Just as today’s businesses are increasingly international, so are today’s business disputes. Our sophisticated team of attorneys understands costly litigation is not always the best solution to a business’ problem, which is one reason why arbitration is a continues to be a growing alternative to formal litigation in both U.S. and international courts. Domestic and international arbitration offers flexibility in procedures and rules of evidence; flexibility as to who will determine the dispute; with experience counsel a reduction in costs and delays; a greater ease of enforcement worldwide under international conventions; and increased levels of confidentiality and neutrality.

Munsch Hardt offers a team of seasoned attorneys who devote a significant part of their practice to serving as counsel to a party or as an appointed arbitrator in domestic and cross-border disputes. It is through our working knowledge of the rules, benefits and detriments of arbitration that we are able to provide sophisticated advice and counsel at all stages of an arbitration proceeding. This includes pre-arbitral negotiations, the conduct of arbitral proceedings and advocacy at trial. We also are accustomed to appearing before national courts to enforce or resist enforcement of domestic and international arbitration agreements and arbitral awards, as well as prosecuting or defending applications for interim measures in support of arbitration.

When it comes to serving as an appointed arbitrator or expert witness, we know the key players, the other regularly appointed arbitrators and the personnel leading arbitrational institutions. The years of experience as both neutrals and advocates in alternative dispute resolutions has lead our team to represent clients from coast to coast, as well as in international disputes as close as Mexico and as far as the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In these matters, our lawyers have handled commercial arbitrations in some of the world's leading arbitration venues, including:

  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • International Rules and Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI)
  • International Court of Arbitration (ICA)
  • formerly the Center for Public Resources (CPR)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC)
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • Australian Centre for International Arbitration (ACICA)
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

Finally, it is the breadth and depth of our arbitration experience that positions us to efficiently and cost effectively manage our client’s matters regardless of industry. We tout significant experience in the banking and financial institution, construction, energy, real estate, insurance, health care, manufacturing, intellectual property, maritime, technology and telecommunication sectors.