Gunster’s success in International Arbitration is achieved through insightful planning and focused execution. Our attorneys are known for the creative insights they take from the assessment of critical facts and issues. The foundation for that success has been our eighty-five years of experience serving practically every sector of Florida business, in dealing with every major arbitral system (ICC, ICDR, JAMS, UNCITRAL etc.), and in simply doing arbitrations.
Florida is a global hub for international business entering and exiting U.S. markets. As Florida’s law firm for business, Gunster works with virtually every business sector in the state, including the resulting disputes. Our attorneys have handled international arbitrations for financial services, real estate and other investments, construction and infrastructure, energy, insurance, trade, intellectual property, transportation, communications and technology, among others. Gunster attorneys not only understand the key business issues at play, but also identify client goals and plan accordingly.
International arbitration allows a business to impose some controls on the resolution of disputes. Parties can provide that their disputes will be resolved by experienced neutrals in confidence, as well as in accordance with agreed upon procedures that establish the venue, the language and the controlling law for the process. Unlike judicial awards, international treaties require signatory states to enforce agreements to arbitrate and the resulting arbitral awards.
Sophisticated parties also use agreements to arbitrate in order to mitigate the costs and risks of dispute resolution by limiting discovery, the amount and type of recoverable damages, as well as the right to bring class action claims. Gunster attorneys routinely draft and enforce arbitration clauses designed to impose such controls on the dispute resolution process.