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International Arbitration

International arbitration can be a swift, flexible option for those looking to resolve a dispute. Careful preparation of all stages of a case is essential to securing the very best conclusion.

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International arbitration can be a swift, flexible option for those looking to resolve a dispute. Careful preparation of all stages of a case is essential to securing the very best conclusion.

Arbitration is a way for international businesses to resolve disputes quickly through the use of an independent panel or tribunal that is chosen by, or on behalf of, the parties involved.

It is a private process, does not involve the parties going to court and is seen by many as a flexible and fair way of concluding a disagreement.

Arbitration can be used in a wide range of situations and business areas. These business areas include:

  • Disputes relating to joint ventures and shareholders.
  • Marine and international trade.
  • Crypto and digital assets.
  • Oil and gas.
  • Energy and natural resources.
  • Construction.

In the realm of high-value international arbitration, clients often encounter a host of intricate challenges that necessitate swift and strategic intervention. Disputes of significant magnitude, spanning diverse jurisdictions and complex legal systems, can give rise to urgent concerns.

These may range from the potential for conflicting legal actions in foreign courts through to the risk of asset dissipation or irreparable harm. At Rahman Ravelli, we understand the gravity of these issues and specialise in delivering effective solutions.

Through the strategic application of court-based interim relief measures to support arbitration, including powerful tools like anti-suit injunctions and freezing orders, we proactively safeguard our clients' interests.

These measures serve to halt proceedings in foreign jurisdictions that may run counter to the arbitration agreement or freeze assets which might be dissipated - providing our clients with the assurance that their rights are being diligently protected.

Seeking Informed Advice

Anyone contemplating international arbitration must seek advice from those with the relevant expertise and experience such as arbitration lawyers. Each step of this course of action needs to be carefully planned and conducted, from case preparation through to representation at the tribunal itself and the enforcement of any award that is made.

At Rahman Ravelli, our commercial litigation and international arbitration solicitors include dual-qualified, multilingual lawyers working on complex, high-stakes and cross-border cases.

They are experienced in conducting international arbitration under various institutional rules, in cases involving clients from a wide range of business and professional sectors. We are the logical choice for any individual or corporate that is considering international arbitration as a means of resolving a dispute.


  • REPRESENTED a major Russian state development corporation and investment company, resisting an anti-suit injunction brought by a UK bank following a dispute relating to a $160 million termination agreement before the Russian courts.
  • ADVISED on matters related to anti-suit injunctions and the enforcement of a substantial award, valued at approximately $100 million, against a multinational conglomerate.
  • ACTING for an alternative management firm incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as the claimant in LCIA arbitration proceedings. The matters involved allegations of breach of implied and express terms of a contract, arising from the acquisition of preferred shares in the respondent’s Liberian incorporated parent company.
  • ACTING for the claimant in LCIA proceedings spanning multiple jurisdictions, including North America, the Marshall Islands, BVI and Europe. The dispute is centred around a multi-million-dollar loan agreement related to liquefied petroleum gas and shipping management services.

Specialist Team

Syedur Rahman C 09551 Syedur Rahman
+44 (0)203 910 4566
Azizur Rahman C 09369 Azizur Rahman
Senior Partner
+44 (0)203 911 9339
Nicola Sharp C 09983 Nicola Sharp
+44 (0)203 910 4567
faye 08580 Faye Summers
Associate Solicitor
+44 (0)7549 223816

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What amounts to ‘vexatious and oppressive’ conduct for the court to grant an ASI?
The jurisdiction to grant an anti-suit injunction (ASI) arises in two broad categories of case:

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Updates to IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: How to determine the impartiality of the tribunal
The International Bar Association (IBA) publishes information across all aspects of law to support the international legal community. They have recently published a 2024 version of Guidelines on Confl...

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Arbitration vs Mediation - What’s the difference?
Arbitration and mediation are not mutually exclusive. Most disputes that are referred to arbitration will make use of a mediation process during the course of proceedings.

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