Cadwalader is among a handful of firms worldwide that maintain a group focused on both the litigation of international disputes as well as on alternate means of resolving international controversies, such as international arbitrations. Devoting a separate team to this area recognizes both the increased globalization of our clients' businesses and the often special issues, challenges, and opportunities that arise in matters affecting controversies touching multiple sovereign jurisdictions, as well as our attorneys' extensive experience in these areas.
We provide clients doing business within and across national borders with the perspective and talent required successfully to protect their interests, advising them in all types of complex international commercial and business controversies, including those relating to leading multinationals, sovereigns, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. These controversies include jurisdictional, procedural, and substantive issues that arise in multijurisdictional and transnational civil and commercial disputes.
Our team has broad experience in representing U.S. clients in litigation pending in countries or involving property or law outside the United States, international clients in complex disputes before U.S. federal and state courts, and U.S. and non-U.S. parties in foreign and domestic arbitration tribunals and regulatory agencies in the U.S. and in Europe. We are experienced in counseling non-U.S. clients on the jurisdictional reach of U.S. courts, the application abroad of U.S. laws and practices, the application of U.S. federal and state discovery procedures to international disputes, settlement strategies, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and the recognition and enforcement of U.S. and non-U.S. judgments under treaties and statutes.
Our geographical reach extends to international cases involving numerous EU countries, Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Russia, with an even wider breadth of geographical experience in connection with arbitrated matters. In those cases that require highly specialized local expertise or the use of counsel licensed in a jurisdiction in which Cadwalader attorneys do not practice, we rely on our extensive connections and long-established relationships in the legal community worldwide to select appropriate counsel with whom we would coordinate.
In addition to working with clients to resolve disputes in and out of the courts, we assist our clients in employing preventative measures, such as structuring corporate-wide strategic and cost-efficient arbitration/dispute resolution programs as well as in drafting arbitration clauses for particular international commercial contracts