Arbitration is one of the most powerful and efficient tools to resolve disputes – both locally and globally.
- parties are free to customize the procedure to their individual needs,
- the decision-makers (the arbitrators) are business-savvy practitioners, and the parties have a say in who will handle their dispute as arbitrator,
- the pace of most cases is considerably faster than in litigation before the state courts,
- international cases can be handled in English, without a need to retain counsel in remote jurisdictions,
- cases are not tried publicly, and parties can agree on complete confidentiality,
- enforcement of the tribunal’s decisions is facilitated greatly under the terms of the New York Convention 1958 which applies in more than 150 jurisdiction across the world.
BODENHEIMER HERZBERG offers the experience of both the arbitrator’s and the counsel’s perspective. The team looks back on more than 60 arbitrator appointments and more than 150 cases as counsel. Besides ad-hoc proceedings, BODENHEIMER HERZBERG’s counsel routinely handle institutional arbitration cases. Among the institutional rules under which BODENHEIMER HERZBERG have been entrusted with arbitration cases are those of
- the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC),
- the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS),
- the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC),
- the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC),
- the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the
- the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
Arbitration is a means to an end. At BODENHEIMER HERZBERG, we do not content ourselves with being knowledgeable about procedural issues. Instead, we follow the timeless truth that form is nothing without substance. Whether it’s construction, corporate or commercial: The substantive subject-matter of a dispute is always of relevance for how to handle a case, and we will never neglect it.