Vinson & Elkins strives to provide seamless representation for our international clients, wherever they operate and whatever the dispute. From litigation in the English courts to an arbitration in Singapore or enforcement litigation in India, V&E handles international arbitration and international litigation around the globe. With experienced practitioners in every key region, we have the experience and resources to assist our clients in resolving disputes wherever they arise.
Legal Strategies Aligned with Clients' Commercial Objectives
Our clients’ commercial goals are our prime directive. Every approach is tailored to each client’s individual needs. Whether a dispute calls for an early settlement or a full-length proceeding, a lean team or a global team, V&E has the knowledge and resources to steer the dispute toward the most commercially beneficial
result. We also aid our clients in front-end planning, carefully drafting contracts to limit the potential for disputes and creating cost-effective strategies to resolve them.
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V&E has represented clients in more than 60 countries, in virtually every common arbitral venue, and under all major international and regional rules systems. Our unified team works in offices on three continents, and is supported by a network of local counsel across the world. Our lawyers speak multiple languages and
regularly travel between countries to represent clients. We have experience handling disputes in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on energy, construction, and technology/intellectual property, and storied experience in insurance, banking, and pharmaceuticals.
Our lawyers know the institutions, arbitrators, opposing lawyers, and the written and unwritten rules of the international arbitration system. Members of V&E’s IDR team are regularly appointed as arbitrators, which speaks to their standing in the arbitration community, while giving greater insight into what it takes to
be effective when appearing as counsel on behalf of our clients in international arbitration cases. Many of our lawyers are experienced trial lawyers, skilled in written and oral advocacy and persuasive strategy.