Practice Areas

International Law

Shipkevich international law practice includes a diverse team of attorneys with truly unique global experiences and knowledge of international and cross-border laws. Our lawyers have managed complex multi-jurisdictional cases in public and private international law under major international arbitration rules concerning both state and private entities. Our team has acted in high profile international matters from proceedings examining the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in London, and sensitive cases investigating allegations of human rights abuses in post-war occupation of Iraq, to working for the United Nations and speaking at international conferences.

International laws continue to change and evolve in complexity due to the globalization of nearly every industry. Experienced legal counsel is paramount for a favorable outcome in international disputes and cross-border court proceedings. Shipkevich partners are experienced in legal proceedings dealing with international regimes such as European Union and United Nations. Our attorneys have served as judicial clerks and lawyers to courts outside of the United States and international organizations including working with senior members of the judiciary of the United Kingdom. We provide professional counsel in regard to private international law with deep understanding of many local jurisdictions for numerous industry sectors as well as applicable international instruments and agreements.

Shipkevich attorneys can efficiently meet all of our clients' international legal matters with a flexible, cost-efficient strategy ready to adjust to changing circumstances. Our team consists of individuals from an array of international and cultural backgrounds who are collectively fluent in eight languages. Thus Shipkevich PLLC is able to connect with our clients on a much deeper level and provide tailored services to their global needs. The firm's collaborative culture offers decades of combined experience providing our clients with a pool of resources and imaginative strategies whether for individuals, state, or corporate entities to their specific jurisdiction around the world.

Shipkevich attorneys provide legal counsel for both contentious and non-contentious aspects of international law. We advise clients on international commercial transactions, cross-border project finance, pre-arbitral negotiations, and international businesses concerning fraud and breach of contract. We appear before courts to enforce or resist enforcement of international arbitration agreements. Our attorneys also provide education and training for international compliance and policy implementations and requirements of and compliance with international human rights framework whenever necessary. Clients count on Shipkevich to be there every step of international legal matters from drafting and negotiation of selection clauses, to planning for and managing future disputes. We are committed to guide our clients through international jurisdictions with domestic law, and foreign law as it applies to multiple countries.

Our culturally integrated team has in-depth understanding global jurisdictions to provide legal services in all aspects of international law, including:

  • Negotiating and drafting inter-governmental and host government agreements concerning cross-border trade, investment and cooperation
  • Transnational Commercial and Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Cross-border commercial disputes in connection with joint ventures
  • Private international law
  • Public international law
  • International human rights law
  • English civil law and appellate procedure
  • International family law
  • Economic and trade sanctions
  • Boundary disputes and rights to resources straddling borders
  • Structuring cross-border investments
  • International anti-corruption laws
  • Government and international investigations
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