Alternative Dispute Resolution

Although many cases entail Cadwalader lawyers appearing before U.S. and non-U.S. courts of law, a significant portion of our practice involves counseling and advocacy outside the courtroom. With increasing frequency, we help clients to resolve disputes without proceeding to litigation and its attendant cost and publicity - through arbitration, mediation, and, in advocacy before regulatory and government agencies and officials. In this regard, our litigators act as counsel, as well as arbitrators and mediators, under many of the major arbitration conventions and rules. We have participated in proceedings under multiple regimes, including all of the major tribunals in the United States as well as, for example, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and SIAC, and WIPO.

Many of our lawyers have been appointed to serve as mediators, arbitrators, Special Masters, and neutral panelists, mediating and attempting to achieve settlements in alternative dispute resolution procedures. The Firm is also a member of numerous organizations, including the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and the Center for Public Resources, that spearhead innovation in the avoidance, management and resolution of multinational business-related and other disputes.

  • A multinational manufacturing corporation in arbitration before a three-member AAA panel involving environmental liabilities stemming from sale of chemical manufacturing business
  • One of the largest publicly-traded fuel tanker companies in the world in successfully resolving commercial disputes before a maritime arbitration panel involving a non-U.S. ship builder
  • A life and annuity reinsurance company operating in North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region in arbitration involving the reinsurance of annuity products
  • Holders of U.S. and European patents in confidential arbitrations trials for patent infringements under the rules of the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • A Belgium-based international financial institution in prosecuting arbitration claims against a state-owned Indonesian insurance company before a Singapore International Arbitration Center panel
  • A leading mutual life insurance company in arbitration before a three-member panel arising out of the termination of its CEO and claims of breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing and other misconduct
  • A French financial firm in arbitration arising out of the termination of the head of an office
  • Several Liechtenstein Anstalts with manufacturing, import, construction and distribution businesses in Europe, the Middle East and the United States in resolving complex contract disputes pending in New York, London and Geneva, involving the successful invocation of provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act and the New York Convention to refer the disputes to arbitration in Switzerland
  • A manufacturing company in an arbitration involving the Asia North America Eastbound Rate Agreement
  • A Belgian retail bank in an arbitration with a global insurance company regarding bond defaults
  • The developer of renewable-energy facilities in an arbitration regarding the development of a facility in Malaysia
  • A Canadian supermarket chain in a 41-day arbitration regarding renewal rent under leases
  • An American insurance company against the Iranian Government before the Iran U.S. Claims Tribunal at The Hague, obtaining an award for the full amount of the U.S. insurer's investment in a nationalized Iranian insurance company

4 Attorneys

Burns, Gillian Groarke Special Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 5696
Dolan, Michael G. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6320
Halper, Jason M. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6300
Hawkins, Howard R. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6422

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