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The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2006: Arbitration (International)

On an annual basis, Chambers Global conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling their objective list of legal talent available at the highest level of international legal practice.  Their research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers’ 2006 review of international legal talent in the area of “Arbitration (International),” our Firm is listed among the best in the world.

Kirkland partner Christopher Colbridge was selected as a leading individual in this area.

Chambers Comments:

Ranking: 5

The Firm: The international arbitration practice was highlighted in research as making a number of consistently brilliant performances.  Its key matters included successfully representing GM in an ICC proceeding where Inversora sought substantial damages for alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duty relating to a Venezuelan joint venture.  The team also represented SC Johnson in ICC arbitration arising out of a post-closing dispute concerning the purchase of a worldwide business.  Attorneys from Chicago, where the firm is already an outright leader in commercial litigation, are most heavily involved in the field.  Members of the practice are also on hand in New York, Los Angeles and London.  In addition to ICC matters the workload also commonly includes LCIA, AAA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc proceedings.

The Lawyers: Former Shearman & Sterling London head of international commercial arbitration, Christopher Colbridge continues to be well received among clients and peers alike, having recently joined the London office.  Partner James Schink is a senior trial counsel in Chicago and spends a considerable portion of his time on international arbitration.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 -