Global disputes are becoming more frequent and complex as corporations and financial institutions continue to enter new markets against a backdrop of tighter regulatory scrutiny, higher accountability standards, and intense competition. With more companies doing business in emerging markets, the risks are even greater. All of this creates higher costs and greater liability, requiring that disputes be avoided whenever possible, and resolved efficiently when they arise. Often the threat of costly litigation is real and immediate; necessitating that we negotiate from a position of strength for our clients. We are the largest user of LMAA and Admiralty and Commercial Court procedures and are experienced with rules governing main arbitration centers like LCIA, ICC, ICSID and SIAC and specialist centers such as RSA, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, and LME. International arbitration offers flexibility in procedures and rules of evidence; flexibility as to who will determine the dispute; greater ease of enforcement worldwide under international conventions; and increased levels of confidentiality and neutrality.