Asia Practice - International Litigation, Defense and Arbitration

Solutions to Global Disputes


International Litigation Practice in Chinese: 国际诉讼、辩护及仲裁

Blank Rome represents clients in all aspects of international and maritime disputes, including marine casualties and P&I issues; freight, demurrage, and defense insurance claims; charterparty and contract disputes; insurance coverage and subrogation matters; salvage and general average claims; bankruptcy; environmental matters; internal investigations; and criminal defense.

Our team regularly handles complex and multi-jurisdictional matters for international maritime and commercial litigation.  We also provide critical assistance to on-site rapid response teams for environmental and other high profile incidents.  When maritime executives face civil and criminal charges, or when their companies are threatened by unreasonable regulatory action, Blank Rome is armed with an international team of defense attorneys who focus on the maritime industry.  We also represent maritime clients in all types of non-maritime corporate and commercial disputes.
Our services include:

  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • International Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Many disputes can best be resolved through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which can include negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.  Using maritime arbitrators to resolve disputes can be quick, cost-effective, and can avoid negative publicity.  ADR also allows the continued conduct of other commercial arrangements by isolating the matter in dispute.

Our attorneys are often called upon to serve as arbitrators and have been counsel of record in more than 600 New York arbitration awards reported by the Society of Maritime Arbitrators in New York—more than any other firm in the United States.

The members of our practice have represented clients before the Maritime Administration, London Maritime Arbitrators Association, International Chamber of Commerce, and the American Arbitration Association.