International Arbitration

Continuously ranked at the top of Global Arbitration Review’s Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index, Secretariat’s experts have a long history of providing the kind of insightful, objective analysis and highly persuasive testimony trusted in some of the highest value arbitrations across the globe.

Providing Independent Insight & Analysis for Arbitrations Around the World

As the world’s economies have grown increasingly interdependent and complex, the number, types, and sheer size of disputes have grown with them. No industry is untouched, and international disputes have burgeoned, filling the dockets of nearly every arbitration forum.

With offices in the world’s key financial and arbitration centers, Secretariat is recognized and respected for our expertise by the legal and business communities. We traditionally rank among the top few firms in Global Arbitration Review’s annual Expert Witness Firms’ Power Index – described as the definitive global ranking of expert firms across the international arbitration industry and our testifying experts represent the second-largest population of Who’s Who Legal (WWL)-rated individuals (24), and second among those ranked as “global elite thought leaders.”

Secretariat’s trusted experts have provided independent and authoritative expert witness testimony in major commercial and investment treaty disputes under the rules of a wide range of arbitral forums. Our testimony is clear, concise, and supported with in-depth research and analysis – and undeniably persuasive. Above all, experience is what makes us different and prepares us to meet every challenge. Our experts’ academic and professional credentials include: CPA, CA, CFA, CFE, CBV, MBA, FCA, and Ph.D., to name a few. Together, our globally integrated teams are experienced in collaborating on matters regardless of where disputes originate or where hearings are conducted.

Types of disputes in which we have participated:

Among the many types of disputes in which our experts have been privileged to provide their opinions of value, loss, and damage, are:

  • Valuation of expropriated businesses
  • Valuation of loss of business opportunity
  • Loss of Profits
  • Analysis of Material Adverse Effect/Change
  • M&A disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Joint ventures disputes
  • Breaches of contract
  • Post-closing purchase price disputes
  • Fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Product liability matters
  • Financial product disputes
  • Securities disputes
  • Build-operate-transfer arrangements

International arbitration forums in which we have testified:

Secretariat’s dispute resolution services have worldwide credibility. In addition to participating in trials, mediations, and dispute review boards around the world, our professionals regularly provide expert testimony in arbitral forums in many international venues. Our international arbitration experience includes the following, to name a few:

  • American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York, US
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Dubai, UAE
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Hong Kong
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris, France
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Geneva, Switzerland
  • ICSID, Paris France, Washington DC
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London, England
  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Stockholm, Sweden
  • UNCITRAL Arbitration, Canada
  • Other Arbitrations in Jordan, Azerbaijan, and India

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