Parker Poe attorneys represent sovereign countries and private businesses in foreign courts and international arbitration tribunals. Our team has handled a broad variety of international disputes, ranging from a $200 million arbitration over a mine in Vietnam to a billion-dollar foreign investment treaty dispute in Southeast Asia. In each case, we work with clients to analyze the multinational legal issues at play and find the appropriate forum to resolve the dispute.
Our team helps clients navigate litigation and arbitration in a variety of jurisdictions around the globe, including before the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Court of Arbitration. We are experienced in treaty disputes before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, import and export disputes involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and government investigations by U.S. and foreign authorities into American citizens and foreign nationals. Our attorneys have also advised clients on letters rogatory and the Hague Service Convention, issues under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1782, and data privacy compliance in multiple jurisdictions.
Leadership & Memberships
Catharine Arrowood is on the board of directors for TerraLex, one of the world's leading international legal networks, and she co-chairs TerraLex's International Dispute Resolution practice group. In addition, she serves on the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA)'s Aerospace, Aviation, and National Security Panel of Arbitrators. Catharine has also chaired the International Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Eric Cottrell is on the board of directors for the Charlotte International Arbitration Society, which promotes the Charlotte area as a resource for international arbitration.
Parker Poe has strong relationships with lawyers and firms in many countries, and our TerraLex membership is a key part of our global reach. TerraLex's network includes more than 155 independent law firms and 17,000 attorneys in 100 countries who provide Parker Poe clients with worldwide access to local legal counsel. As the exclusive TerraLex firm in North Carolina, Parker Poe has represented clients of foreign and domestic law firms on a wide range of issues in acquisitions, arbitrations, litigation, and other transactional work.
Members of our team regularly speak and write on international litigation issues. Together with our TerraLex firm partners, we co-authored a series of papers on the extraterritorial enforcement of U.S. and Canadian judgments and arbitral awards.