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In today’s interconnected world, multinational companies, governments and trade associations face an increasingly complex legal and regulatory terrain, often generating high-stakes disputes. Clients around the world depend on us to help them navigate the intricate web of rules and contracts that govern commerce in order to harness business opportunities and mitigate risk. We have a strong track record of success as global advocates in delivering a full range of creative solutions to the challenges our clients

Ranked Band 1 for International Trade in every major jurisdiction
Global-wide, Europe-wide, Asia-Pacific, and USA - Chambers Global 2017–2024
Named 2022 International Arbitration “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 
- A recognition that re-affirms Sidley’s status among the elite law firms in the arbitration community. Read more here.


Perspective That Spans Borders

We are a diverse group of global advocates, with in-depth knowledge of the law, practice and culture of the jurisdictions and fora in which we practice. Operating from the United States, Europe and Asia, we work as a tightly integrated team of practitioners with different cultural and legal backgrounds and broad language capabilities. With strong advocacy skills and a perspective that spans borders, we provide the highest level of representation whatever the governing law, forum or subject matter.

Interdisciplinary Solutions

Clients rely on us to deliver sophisticated interdisciplinary solutions to strategically important challenges. Where appropriate, we pursue coordinated, multi-front strategies, combining as needed commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, international trade and World Trade Organization proceedings, court proceedings in multiple jurisdictions and government relations strategies. We work closely with our team of in-house economists to develop rigorous financial analyses, while bringing to bear legal, industry and government experience from across our firm.

Results-Oriented Strategies

Through the hands-on leadership of our practitioners, we bring an incisive and results-oriented approach to all our clients’ matters. Drawing on years of experience, we focus on early identification of the key issues and development of focused strategies to address them. This enables us to direct the right resources to where they will have the greatest impact and achieve our clients’ objectives in an efficient and expeditious manner.

Named an International Arbitration Practice Group of the Year
Law360, 2020 and 2022

Global Trade & Customs Law Firm of the Year
Who’s Who Legal, 2005-2021, 2023