Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

DRRT attorneys have been actively advising clients on arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods and can provide guidance on the best dispute resolution options regarding conflicts outside of the litigation process.

We continue to monitor this field, where a trend has been developing in various countries – such as in Brazil with the Petrobras case – to force arbitration for shareholder disputes.

Forum selection bylaws have been upheld in various U.S. state courts, including in Delaware and even the U.S. Supreme Court, which in its 2013 decision in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant upheld a mandatory class action waiver in a commercial contract that provided for mandatory arbitration.

DRRT’s robust international network and lawyers’ experience in litigation and arbitration have well positioned the firm to handle these alternative dispute resolution scenarios.