Mediation and Arbitration

Are you in dispute with someone or a company?  Before you decide to take court proceedings against your opponent, or if you are being threatened with being sued, have you considered resolving your dispute through arbitration?

Arbitration is usually a cheaper and speedier alternative to using the courts.  Other advantages include being able to choose the arbitrator who will decide your case, the confidentiality of all the proceedings (hearings are in private and the decision, or award, is also confidential) as well as being able to choose which law to apply (you might prefer to use Brazilian or Japanese law for example), and even the language and location for hearings.  An arbitrator’s award is final and as most courts recognise them, they can usually be enforced easily.  This is a significant financial and time advantage because cases will normally be decided quickly and you will not need to engage barristers to represent you in appeal hearings.

Our arbitration department can represent you in an arbitration dispute, taking care of all the preliminary work and the hearing itself.    And, because many of our team also work as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitrations, our specialists also accept appointments as arbitrators.

How Can We Help?

Headed by Mr Dominic Minett MCIArb, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Brazil’s Arbitration Institute (INAMA), Dominic can represent you or arbitrate your dispute in English, Portuguese or French.  Contact him in confidence for further information.