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International commercial arbitration is an every day event at Ince, and there will be few firms if any who do more arbitration work than we do.

Our partners and associates who specialise in contentious matters conduct arbitration. They have undertaken a countless number of arbitrations, and some partners sit as arbitrators.

"Clients praise the direct nature of this firm." Chambers & Partners
We arbitrate in every commercial sector where arbitration is common, including  aviation, commodities, construction, employment, energy, engineering, insurance, marine, offshore, personal injury and reinsurance. 

Much of our arbitration work is international. We also conduct a lot of domestic arbitration.

We conduct arbitration in all the major global centres and under all the well-known regimes – some of which are ICC, LCIA, LMAA, GAFTA, FOSFA, LME, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, CMAC, ADCCAC, DIAC, DIFC, QIFC.
International commercial arbitration is often the most appropriate dispute resolution for international transactions where a binding decision is required. The advantages of arbitration are numerous, including:

  • Neutrality – parties can agree that the case will be heard in a neutral country
  • Confidentiality – arbitration is private
  • Expense – arbitration is usually faster and cheaper than litigation
  • Disputes are typically resolved after only one set of proceedings
  • Language – option for proceedings can be held in any language
  • Expertise – unlike judges, designated arbitrators are usually experts in the relevant technical field or experienced in the relevant business sector
  • Enforcement – international conventions like the 1958 New York Convention, to which more than 140 countries are parties, make arbitrations simpler to enforce than judgements
Many of our arbitrations are for substantial sums, and lead to substantial hearings, but we are also at home with arbitration for more modest sums which may be conducted on a short-form documents-only basis.

We can, and do, advise on the comparative merits of the various arbitration models. We advise on the drafting of ad-hoc arbitration agreements where there may not be an underlying contract or where arbitration has not otherwise been provided for.

Sometimes overlooked, we advise on the important issues of appeal (it’s not always easy to appeal an arbitration Award) and enforceability (not always as easy as it should be), as well as on the interaction between arbitration and Court proceedings, particularly as regards attaching assets to secure a claimant’s position.

How can we help you? If you have a contract that calls for arbitration or a dispute which you would like to resolve by way of arbitration we can help. Perhaps you have an Award you are finding hard to enforce? Or an Award has been made against you which you feel should be set aside? The possibilities are many. But if it’s arbitration related we can help.

“Excellent client service: they’re extremely efficient and they’re available to assist and advise us at any time.”

Chambers & Partners

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