Squire Patton Boggs has been recognized as one of the top 30 international arbitration firms in the world by leading industry journal Global Arbitration Review (GAR). The annual rankings were unveiled last night at the GAR 2015 Awards ceremony in Washington DC.
The GAR 30 is based on a number of criteria, including the number of lawyers rated highly enough to gain entry to the Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, the number of billable hours generated by international arbitration work, the number of merit hearings the firm undertakes and the value of the claims in those merit hearings.
Squire Patton Boggs is noted in the GAR guide for its reputation for gas price reviews and investment treaty cases. The guide cites the firm’s current defense of the Czech Republic in seven investment treaty cases concerning its solar sector, together with its victory for the Slovak Republic against an international arbitration brought by Achmea B.V. as stand-out matters.
Global chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ International Dispute Resolution practice, George von Mehren, commented: “It is gratifying to be recognized as one of the top 30 leading firms in the world for international arbitration by Global Arbitration Review.
“This award is recognition of the efforts of every member of our specialist team, for their hard work, their dedication to clients, and innovative approach to handling disputes.”
The Squire Patton Boggs international dispute resolution team comprises over 90 lawyers with arbitration experience across the world. The firm is unbeaten in natural gas price review disputes, and has successfully concluded 28 such disputes, including negotiated settlements prior to the commencement of arbitrations.
In price review arbitrations, Squire Patton Boggs has represented the winning parties in three of the “20 top commercial arbitration awards” from 2001 to 2013, as ranked by the American Lawyer’s Arbitration Scorecard—more than any other law firm.