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International Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Arbitration

DLA Piper 

International Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

The team

  • DLA Piper’s global team of disputes and regulatory lawyers is the largest dedicated disputes practice globally, as recognised by The Lawyer’s Top 50 Litigation survey.
  • We have +1,800 lawyers in over 30 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS.
    • 7 offices in the UK alone: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
    • Extensive presence across the Middle East, with offices in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
    • Fully integrated offices in Casablanca and Johannesburg, and a presence in a further 18 African jurisdictions through DLA Piper Africa.
    • In Latin America, offices in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Miami, San Juan and Santiago, as well as a presence in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo with DLA Piper relationship firm Campos Mello Advogados.
  • We have a highly-regarded International Arbitration group made up of over 250 arbitration professionals based both in established arbitration centres around the world, and in key growing markets.
  • We have a respected team of seasoned public international law practitioners in key hubs including London, Paris, New York, and Mexico City.

What we do

  • We manage every type of dispute or contentious problem, quickly marshalling national and international teams.
  • Our global team provides our clients with more than just legal advice: we deliver practical commercial guidance to resolve complex disputes in line with your strategic goals. We combine market-leading disputes experience with in-depth legal and sector knowledge.

Our experience

  • Our core strength is in handling multi-specialist, multi-jurisdiction, large scale international commercial disputes, often arising in emerging markets, and which are regularly characterised as “bet the business” disputes.
  • We serve many of the world’s leading corporations. We also have a strong track record of acting for investors, financial institutions and sovereign states.
  • We have extensive experience in handling disputes involving sovereign states, including arbitration claims brought under bilateral investment treaties and multilateral investment treaties, such as the Energy Charter Treaty.

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For queries, please contact:

Philip Chong

Partner, Head of International Arbitration, Europe

Tel: +44 (0)20 7153 7378

Mobile: +44 (0)7738 295399


Maria Scott

Senior Associate

Tel: +44 (0)20 7796 6129

Mobile: +44 (0)77382 95665


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