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International Dispute Resolution


At the intersection of Warner Norcross + Judd's litigation and international business practice groups lies its International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Whether we are engaged before you enter into an international transaction or after a cross-border dispute has arisen, our diverse group can provide your business with the culturally appropriate solution it requires. Principal areas in which we can offer valuable assistance to your business include:

  • Pre-dispute planning, counseling and analysis that accounts for the unique issues presented by the jurisdiction of the company with which you seek to do business and that is appropriate to the type of international relationship your business seeks to engage in, be it a sourcing or distribution agreement, a licensing agreement, a joint venture, merger or acquisition
  • Contract drafting and review including consideration of choice of law, choice of forum and venue, negotiation, mediation and arbitration clauses
  • Negotiation of settlements through informal means, including mediation
  • International arbitration including American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), ICC International Court of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Chinese International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and ad hoc arbitration using United Nations Commission on International Trade Law rules (UNCITRAL)
  • International service of process
  • In-bound litigation in U.S. state and federal courts
  • International discovery
  • Letters rogatory
  • Interim remedies
  • Judgment and arbitral award enforcement

We provide these services directly, and, in appropriate circumstances, in coordination with foreign counsel. Warner is a member, and maintains an active leadership role, in TerraLex®—a global network of more than 155 top qualified independent firms consisting of more than 15,000 attorneys in nearly 100 countries. We maintain a close relationship with law firms located in each of the major trading partners of the United States.

Our international team serves diverse industries including automotive, tool and die, capital equipment manufacturers, medical technology, furniture, retail, mining and natural resources. With decades of experience working with domestic clients seeking to do business abroad and international clients seeking to do business locally, Warner can offer you the service you need. Our attorneys regularly travel abroad to advise clients, and recent engagements have taken them from South and East Asia to Latin America and Europe. We have practice groups specifically dedicated to doing business in Japan, China and Mexico. Our attorneys are fluent in more than a dozen languages. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your business and the ways in which we may be of service to you.


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