Steptoe Named to Global Arbitration Review 100

May 25, 2017

Steptoe has been recognized by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) on the 2017 GAR 100. Now in its 10th year, the GAR 100 is a comprehensive and independent guide of about 100 firms “approved” for international arbitration by the publication’s editors. The list includes practices of all sizes from all parts of the world, which have worked regularly on “serious” international arbitration matters before credible arbitrators, all audited by GAR.

In a profile of Steptoe’s international arbitration practice, the editors write that “US-based Steptoe & Johnson began developing its arbitration practice in the early 2000s, but 2016 was its breakout year, after it achieved outstanding results in a pair of ICSID cases against the Mugabe government in Zimbabwe. The firm picked up a GAR Award in that year in the category of ‘international arbitration practice that impressed.’”

The editors also feature Steptoe’s representation of ExxonMobil subsidiary Mobil Cerro Negro in defense of its US$1.6 billion award against Venezuela in enforcement proceedings, as well as its representation of a leading diamond retailer seeking to enforce an ad hoc award against its former business partners. The profile also touches on Steptoe’s representation of the governments of China, Canada, Kazakhstan, the Dominican Republic and South Korea.

The full profile can be read at Global Arbitration Review (subscription required).