National & International

Arbitration clauses have become more prevalent in today’s contracts. Many of our clients have arbitration clauses contained in their various contracts, including construction, employment, and insurance related. Where appropriate, the attorneys at Fowler Rodriguez will work with such clients to both enforce such arbitration clauses, and conduct arbitration pursuant to such clauses. Many times without even meaning to, a person or corporation can be bound to arbitration in cities or countries where they are unfamiliar with the law or practices; or they might find themselves in an inequitable place of adjudication where the judges are corrupt or the rule of law does not follow equitable principals or is not followed. The attorneys of Fowler Rodriguez can help prevent clients from finding themselves in this position by strategically reviewing contracts and minimizing and negotiating potentially adverse situations.

If a client finds himself in an unfamiliar arbitration proceeding, the attorneys of Fowler Rodriguez have the experience to smoothly operate and guide clients though the proceedings. Fowler Rodriguez attorneys have handled arbitration proceedings around the world and know what it takes to handle panels abroad.

We have experience before the ICSID. ICSID is an autonomous international institution established under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID or the Washington Convention) with over 140 member States. The primary purpose of ICSID is to provide facilities for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes. If you are a business practicing abroad, and you seem to have no recourse, the ICSID might serve as a potential option. In addition, our attorneys are fully compliant with the guidelines and practices set forth by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as well as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Our lawyers’ backgrounds in the area of arbitration is varied, and most are seasoned litigators with much courtroom experience, as well as licensed mediators and arbitrators.