Annual Global Survey Ranks Foley Hoag Among World’s Top 30-Busiest Arbitration Law Firms

March 4, 2013

Foley Hoag LLP has been named one of the 30 busiest arbitration law firms in the world by the 2013 Global Arbitration Review rankings. This was Foley Hoag’s first appearance in the GAR rankings.

Global Arbitration Review is the world's leading international arbitration law journal and news service. Its annual ranking evaluates law firms based on the number of merits hearings and jurisdictional hearings the firms have participated in over the past two years, and the number of practitioners who appear in GAR's sister publication, The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Foley Hoag has a distinguished International Litigation and Arbitration Department. The investor-State arbitration practice has defended sovereign states such as Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela in the world's principal arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and  ad hoc UNCITRAL tribunals.

For the past 30 years, the firm has successfully represented States in disputes with other States before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, the World Trade Organization, and international arbitral tribunals around the world.

Foley Hoag also represents States, State-owned enterprises, and private companies in international commercial and construction arbitration. The firm’s experience includes disputes arising out of international contracts in the infrastructure, energy, mining, telecommunications, and intellectual property fields, as well as the international purchase and sale of goods and services.

“We have a legal team with great expertise in international law, a deep understanding of the civil and common law systems, extensive experience in the various fora and rules under which claims are raised, the capability to analyze complex facts and industries, broad language abilities, and sensitivity to political and cultural issues in the various regions of the world. We greatly appreciate Global Arbitration Review’s recognition of our accomplishments in this area,” said Ronald Goodman, co-chair of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration Department.

About Foley Hoag LLP

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