International Arbitration

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Construction contracts commonly call for arbitration as the parties’ dispute-resolution procedure, especially on international projects. While often a wise choice for adjudicating international construction disputes, international arbitrations can raise many complex legal questions, including determining the procedural and substantive law governing the parties’ disputes and how to apply that law to the disputes.

Our attorneys possess extensive experience working on international arbitrations, including arbitrations administered by, or governed by the rules of, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) (the international arm of the American Arbitration Association), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Laws (UNCITRAL), as well as many ad hoc international arbitrations governed by their own set of party-created procedural rules.

We have successfully represented our clients in arbitrations arising out of a variety of project types from around the world, including the following:

  • a road-building project in Afghanistan,
  • hotel, resort, and hospital projects in the Bahamas,
  • a condominium project in Turks and Caicos,
  • a cellular-tower installation in Puerto Rico,
  • a hotel in Barbados, and
  • a resort in St. Lucia.

In addition to our attorneys’ experience representing clients in international arbitrations, Mr. McManus is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a leading international organization of alternative dispute practitioners. He has served as an arbitrator in international disputes.

Our experience allows us to handle any international arbitration, regardless of project location, complexity of issues, or amount in dispute.