• Bonellierede
  • Bredin Prat
  • De Brauw
  • Hengeler Mueller
  • Slaughter and may
  • Uría Menéndez

“The Best Friends could be said to be the most successful alliance of independent firms around at the moment. The ability to give clients true ‘best in class’ service around the world while avoiding conflict of interest situations is a key advantage of their model.”
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Best Friends International Arbitration Group



The Best Friends International Arbitration Group is a cooperation of six leading independent law firms in the areas of international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration, providing our clients with integrated cross-jurisdictional dispute resolution services as required.

Headquartered in all of the major business centres in Europe, the Best Friends have an international arbitration practice ranked by the Global Arbitration Review and Chambers among the leading international arbitration groups in Europe and in the world. We each enjoy an unparalleled reputation for legal excellence and client service.

With 40 partners and over 150 associates, the Best Friends International Arbitration Group advises multinational corporations, sovereign states and state-owned entities on some of the most complex disputes globally in all industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and energy, aeronautics and defence, infrastructure and transportation, and technology and telecommunications.

Our teams offer a wide range of services in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, court proceedings supporting arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Our experience is particularly strong in specialty areas including construction, gas price reviews, investor-state disputes, post-M&A matters, and financial/banking sector disputes.

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