International arbitration is the most appropriate form of settlement for international disputes, as it is managed by independent and respected institutions and is entrusted to judges (i.e., arbitrators) chosen precisely because of their high degree of specialisation in the relevant industry sector. Arbitration procedures are founded on the impartiality of the judges, they are based on the promptness and rapidity of decisions, and the total confidentiality and privacy of the proceedings.
The inclusion of an arbitration clause (and, in the case of parties residing in different jurisdictions, an international arbitration clause) is the best choice for contracting parties who wish, from the moment the agreement is executed, to enforce their rights in the context of common and efficient rules.
The Grimaldi Alliance's International Arbitration Focus Group consists of a multi-jurisdictional team of professionals with extensive experience in international arbitrations in all sectors, procedures, jurisdictions and Countries. Its purpose is to assist clients throughout the entire decision-making process: in the crucial moment of choosing and drafting the arbitration clause in the agreement, in the interpretation of agreements underlying the dispute, in the definition of the best defence strategy, in the choice of arbitrators (where not appointed by the institutions) and technical advisors, in the granting and enforcement of the arbitral award.
Owing to the Grimaldi Alliance’s coverage, the professionals of our International Arbitration Focus Group are able to offer to their clients a targeted assistance, as they are able to coordinate the knowledge of applicable substantial and local rules with the procedural rules required by the international context in which they operate, and boast extensive experience in arbitrations managed by the main European and international bodies (i.e. ICC, LCIA, ICSID, CAM, SCC, FAI, UNCITRAL).