Arbitration & International Disputes

The Legal 500 puts the Debevoise International Arbitration practice “in a class of its own in the U.S., and among the top 5 internationally.” The American Lawyer ranks it part of the “Litigation Department of the Year.”

Read Full Description

Featured Topic

The Debevoise team has authored various guides and tools to further the practice of international arbitration, including the industry standard setting Efficiency Protocol, and the Protocol to Promote Cybersecurity in International Arbitration.

These resources can be found here.


International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year

Chambers USA Awards, 2021

Winner in the “International Arbitration Practice that Impressed” category

GAR Awards, 2020


International Arbitration Firm of the Year

Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards 2019


Debevoise named in the top band for International Arbitration and Public International Law. Also named a leading firm for Dispute Resolution.

Debevoise & Plimpton are excellent. They think strategically with a forward-looking perspective.

Debevoise are an exceptionally talented group … the written and oral advocacy is of top quality.

The best of the best.

Absolutely top-rate … the team demonstrates excellent analytical skills, smooth and effortless drafting, as well as impressive advocacy skills.

The Debevoise team is superb. Coordination is entirely seamless and the different jurisdictions are used to the team’s advantage.

It is really an all star team […] each individual is a star. It really is something to see them in action.

Chambers Global, 2020-2023

The firm is “super responsive” and offers “strategic thinking and advice.”

As a client you “feel extremely well supported and in excellent hands.”

GAR 100, 2021

Ranked as a leading firm for International Arbitration by Chambers Europe (2023).

They are leaders in the arbitration world and active across many jurisdictions and types of cases and that translates to commercial awareness.

They're one of the strongest outfits in the field.

The international arbitration team is very experienced, talented, smart and responsive.

They set the standard. They just do exceptional work; it’s very complex and very detailed.

Chambers USA, 2020-2023

Debevoise has the best international arbitration team in the world. [T]hey all handle extremely complex disputes seamlessly.

Debevoise’s international arbitration team is top notch. Strategic thinking and delivery of superb work product are their top qualities. When you go for Debevoise, you do not hire an arbitration star, you hire a star team.

Their knowledge of international arbitration practice and the multi-dimensional chess board it presents is amazing […] They are just a cut above everybody I have seen.

The Legal 500 US, 2021-2023

Featured Topic

In October 2021, Debevoise hosted a UN Sixth Committee side event on international legal proceedings and peace-building. Partner Catherine Amirfar served as moderator. To view the webinar click here 

Learn More