Debevoise Named 2016 International Arbitration Firm of the Year and Debevoise Partner Named International Arbitration Attorney of the Year by Benchmark Litigation

12 February 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was named “International Arbitration Firm of the Year” at the fourth annual U.S. Benchmark Litigation Awards. This is the third consecutive year the firm has received this award. Additionally, Debevoise partner Mark W. Friedman was named “International Arbitration Attorney of the Year.”

Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group advises on the most complex international disputes for leading multinationals, international organizations, sovereigns and non-governmental organizations in commercial, investment treaty and public international law disputes. In 2015, the firm handled over 80 matters worth in excess of $65 billion. Spanning Debevoise’s New York, London, Paris, Moscow and Hong Kong offices, the practice’s lawyers are fluent in more than 30 languages and trained and qualified under a host of common law and civil law systems.

Mr. Friedman has represented clients in a wide variety of disputes, including those concerning energy, mining, construction, shareholder relationships, joint ventures, telecommunications and investments. Many of his cases have involved complex technical matters, including manufacturing processes, infrastructure design and engineering, environmental issues, real options and other topics. He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in disputes under the rules of the LCIA, ICC, AAA, ICDR, CPR, UNCITRAL and ICSID. Mr. Friedman has also been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers Global, Chambers UK, Chambers USA, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook and Legal Experts, and as one of the inaugural 45 stars under 45 by Global Arbitration Review. He is a Vice President of the ICC Court of Arbitration and was previously Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee, member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration, Vice-Chair of the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association, and co-rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Commercial Arbitration Committee.

Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the litigation market and is a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Awards are based on extensive research and comprehensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigation practices across the country.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.