(Geneva) – Akin Gump has once again been named to Global Arbitration Review’s GAR 100 guide to the top law firms with international arbitration capabilities. It is the third straight year in which the firm has been named to the list, which identifies “dependable counsel around the world who are versed in international arbitration.”
The GAR 100 – 2014 references highlights of Akin Gump’s international arbitration practice from the past year, including the defense of Houston-based Virasa Technologies in a $700 million International Criminal Court claim brought by a Korean industrial manufacturer affiliated with Hyundai and a “particularly spectacular enforcement action” in which the firm enforced an award won by the Eurotrain consortium against Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation by arresting and impounding the then-largest container ship in the world.
The GAR 100, now in its seventh edition, serves as a guide to firms considered expert in international arbitration. Candidate firms go through an extensive evaluation process, including vetting by Global Arbitration Review’s researchers for the components that comprise specialization (reputation, work volume, experience), consultation with other firms, external sources and information proprietary to the publication.
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