Alternate dispute resolution
Arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and conciliation
Increasingly, litigation is no longer seen as the sole recourse for clients seeking legal
remedies to protect or defend their claims, rights, and other business interests. An important advantage of ADR is the flexibility to achieve consensual and mutually satisfactory resolutions, which are not available through traditional “win-lose” litigation processes. Because of their flexibility and informality, ADR processes offer relatively low-cost opportunities for either evaluative or nonevaluative, binding, or nonbinding settlement assistance before initiating litigation or as a way to hasten its conclusion. The firm is responsive to the need of clients to seek alternative means of dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration (both domestic and international), negotiation, and conciliation. The firm’s expert and specialized alternative dispute resolution advice is aimed at helping clients reduce their exposure to transaction-related litigation.