In 2016, Jones Swanson teamed up with the firm of Fishman Haygood to launch a new practice in international arbitration, a field in which parties submit their claims to an arbitral tribunal rather than a court. These cases may involve a dispute between a private party and a sovereign state, or they may involve commercial disputes between two or more private parties. Arbitration agreements and awards are enforced according to a set of international conventions that have been ratified by countries throughout the developed world. Once an arbitral award has been rendered, that award can be enforced in practically any member state of the governing convention where the owing party has assets.
Our lawyers have decades’ of experience representing clients in arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Jones Swanson currently represents claimants in arbitrations brought under several investment treaties including the bilateral investment treaty between Turkey and Libya and the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement.