Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Global Overview

From knowledge of local court rules and procedures, to familiarity with individual members of the local bench and bar, perhaps no area of the law requires truly local guidance like dispute resolution. At the same time, dispute resolution is becoming increasingly complex and now routinely involves international considerations including multi-national parties, global impacts and cross-border enforcement issues. Litigants seeking trial counsel in a foreign jurisdiction face the daunting task of attempting to select the right counsel with limited knowledge of the available options, their true qualifications or their standing in the local market place. Multilaw is an invaluable resource in providing solutions to these challenges.

The Multilaw Advantage

It can be tempting for a globally integrated business to turn to a single so-called “global” law firm to attempt to meet all its legal needs, but the danger with such an approach is that it may fail to take sufficient account of local cultural sensitivities and social expectations. Custom and practice does not always translate easily across borders, and many “global” law firms are not truly global or truly local.

A Multilaw team can avoid these pitfalls. Every Multilaw firm is embedded in its local market, and offers a vast wealth of experience in representing clients in complex commercial disputes in the local jurisdiction and beyond. We work with clients of all sizes, from start-ups looking to expand internationally for the first time, to owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals throughout the world, and long-established multinational PLCs looking for a trustworthy and reliable provider to manage their ongoing dispute resolution needs.

The Multilaw International Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team provides fast, proactive and practical legal support. Tough yet approachable, technically precise and commercially aware, our specialists across the globe have the expertise to handle nearly any type of adversarial dispute or proceedings, with a unique combination of the invaluable local perspective that comes with truly local expertise and the global insight that comes from years of handling complex matters for international clients.

What We Do

Our dispute resolution lawyers handle every conceivable variety of adversarial proceeding in every jurisdiction across a wide variety of industries and involving an extensive range of legal subjects, including court proceedings (in courts of first instance and appellate courts), administrative proceedings, and international arbitrations.

Our lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in alternative dispute resolution techniques and methods such as mediation, expert determination and negotiation. We bring those skills to bear in seeking to resolve your dispute as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, including where possible before litigation or arbitration becomes necessary.

In addition, our team includes several highly respected certified neutrals with extensive experience serving as arbitrators in international arbitrations and as mediators worldwide.

Practice Group Contacts


EMEA Regional Committee Member

AE Legal




Americas Regional Vice-Chair

Miller Thomson

Toronto, Canada


Juan Pablo

Americas Regional Committee Member

Urenda Rencoret Orrego & Dörr

Santiago, Chile



EMEA Regional Vice-Chair


Munich, Germany


Ignacio Guillén

EMEA Regional Committee Member

Gimenez Torres Abogados

Madrid, Spain



Americas Regional Committee Member

Lathrop GPM

Kansas City, USA



Asia Pacific Regional Vice-Chair

Macpherson Kelley

Sydney, Australia


Ean Vooi Chiew

Asia Pacific Regional Committee Member

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Asia Pacific Regional Committee Member

Quahe Woo & Palmer