International Arbitration

Our commitment to fair and impartial arbitration

Businesses come to Conway Arbitration either because they seek the firm out based on its reputation or because an arbitration institute has designated the firm to handle their dispute. Either way, companies who enlist our services quickly become familiar with Conway Arbitration’s deep understanding of the arbitration process and ability to master the intricacies of even the most complex contracts and technologies. They also appreciate the firm’s broad international experience and ability to take on challenges involving both common law and civil law systems.

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Why companies choose arbitration to settle disputes

There are several reasons to prefer arbitration to litigation. In international disputes, where trying a case in one party’s home jurisdiction may raise concerns (or hopes) of a ‘home field’ advantage, an arbitrator may be perceived as more reliably neutral than a local court. Then there are the cost savings of avoiding travel to attend far-flung proceedings. Arbitration hearings nowadays typically are conducted remotely.

Crucially, arbitration awards cannot be appealed, and they are enforceable globally with awards able to be collected virtually anywhere the other party has assets. International arbitration is governed by a 1958 UN Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards that has been signed by more than 170 countries.

Often, arbitration clauses are written into contracts so the decision to use arbitration is made well in advance of any dispute arising. In other instances, the parties can agree after the dispute occurs to pursue arbitration. The parties may choose their own arbitrator or they may ask an arbitration institute to assign them to one (or to a three-member arbitration panel). Conway Arbitration takes cases from the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the US Council for International Business, and the Netherlands Arbitration Institute.

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