Parker Poe attorneys represent sovereign countries and private businesses in foreign courts and international arbitration tribunals. Our team has handled a broad variety of transnational 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 facing international problems to find the forum that will maximize the opportunity for a fair trial and an enforceable judgment or award.
Leadership and Memberships
Catharine Arrowood is on the panel of arbitrators for the AAA’s International Center for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”). ICDR is one of the world’s leading providers of international dispute resolution services, with offices in New York, Dublin, and Mexico City. There are approximately 600 ICDR panel members worldwide, and more than sixty percent of these members are located outside the United States. Ms. Arrowood also chaired the International Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers from 2009 to 2011.
Eric Cottrell is a Director of the Charlotte International Arbitration Society, which provides resources for Carolina-based businesses whose international client bases require them to have a global focus.
Parker Poe has strong relationships with lawyers and firms in many countries, a network which is extended and strengthened by Parker Poe’s membership in TerraLex. TerraLex is a global network with more than 155 independent law firms and 15,000 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 US and Canadian judgments and arbitral awards.