International litigation and arbitration

Chevalier & Sciales’ international litigation and arbitration team has represented private and public parties in cross-border and international cases.

Our lawyers have acquired unique skills, and the breadth of expertise necessary to devise appropriate strategies and successfully manage, represent, advocate and litigate complex financial multilingual and multi-jurisdictional cases.

As a leading Luxembourg law firm with a specialised focus on arbitration, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to guide and represent our clients throughout the entire arbitration process. With our in-depth understanding of the recent reform of the Luxembourg arbitration law, we provide up-to-date and strategic advice tailored to the specific needs of each case.

Here’s how we can assist you:

Arbitration Strategy Development: Our seasoned team excels in devising effective strategies for dispute resolution, taking into account all relevant legal, commercial, and practical aspects. Through thorough analysis, we advise on the most advantageous course of action, whether it involves pursuing arbitration, litigation, negotiation, or other alternative dispute resolution methods.

Drafting and Reviewing Arbitration Agreements: Rely on our expertise in drafting robust, clear, and enforceable arbitration clauses in commercial contracts. We ensure that your agreements are carefully tailored to protect your interests. Moreover, we can review existing agreements and suggest modifications to optimize them in light of the latest legal changes and best practices.

Representation in Arbitration Proceedings: Our adept team takes care of the entire arbitration process, from initiation to presentation and enforcement or challenge of the award. We work diligently to safeguard your interests, with a strong focus on achieving favourable outcomes while minimizing risks and costs.

Advisory Services: Trust us to provide timely advice on conflicts of interest, procedural issues, disclosure obligations, and the application of the competence-competence principle under the new law reform.

Confidentiality and Ethics: We fully uphold the new obligation of confidentiality introduced in the reform, ensuring that all proceedings are treated with the utmost discretion. Our commitment to the highest ethical standards and professionalism is unwavering.

International Arbitration: With our extensive experience in international law, our arbitration team is highly skilled in managing cross-border disputes. We navigate the complexities of international rules and jurisdictions, offering comprehensive support for global disputes.

Choose our Luxembourg law firm for unparalleled expertise, personalized attention, and a results-driven approach to arbitration. Contact us today to discuss your legal needs and discover how we can assist you in achieving your desired outcomes.

Key competencies

arrow_forward Fund litigation

arrow_forward Private banking and financial litigation

arrow_forward Corporate and commercial litigation

Highlighted cases

arrow_forward Diag Human SE vs Czech Republic PCA Case 2018-20 – ongoing case: US$1 billion investment treaty claim against Czech Republic arising out of difficulties in enforcing a 2008 Czech commercial arbitration award, including in England [2014] EWHC 1639 (Comm), Austria and the Netherlands, in contrast to successful enforcement in Luxembourg and Belgium.

arrow_forwardCurrently representing and assisting a creditor against a state for the validation of attachments made at several Luxembourg banks to enforce a €500 million commercial claim. The decisions are favourable to the creditor subject to complex issues of state immunity in an ongoing case. One of three favourable decisions (civil judgment 2019TALCH10/00094) is available online.

French version / English version 

arrow_forward  Successfully represented and assisted a creditor before Luxembourg’s Court of Appeal and Court of Cassation for enforcement of a €500 million commercial award within Luxembourg under the New York Convention of June 10, 1958 on recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration award. The decisions handed down are publicly available online:

Judgement of the Luxembourg Court of Appeal: decision 55/17-VIII-exequatur.

Judgement of the Luxembourg Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) 70/2018.

arrow_forward  Currently representing and assisting a creditor against a state before the Luxembourg courts for the granting and execution of a European Account Preservation Order under EU Regulation n° 655/2014 in four EU countries.