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International Arbitration

International Arbitration is a highly complex global minefield, which requires specialised credentials, worldwide contacts, finger-tip familiarity with institutional rules and international law, and expert strategy.

... Stapleton Solicitors will fix your problems with people or companies in other countries...

Are you doing business with someone in another country? Are you trading with a foreign company? Have you set up a business in another country?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then how would you recover your money or goods if there is a problem and your money or goods are located in another country?

Consider some simple examples.

  • You have a contract with a manufacturer in another country. You pay for a shipment of goods, but the manufacturer does not send them. What do you do?
  • You sell some merchandise that you have been storing in another country. You ship the merchandise, but the buyer does not pay. What do you do?
  • You provide professional services to a foreign company. You render an account, but your customer does not pay you. What do you do?

The most effective and most recognised world-wide process for recovering your money or goods within another jurisdiction is International Commercial Arbitration.

Subject to limited reservations, the courts of 145 different countries will recognise and enforce your arbitral ward.

Stapleton Solicitors specialise in international commercial arbitration.

Whichever country you are from, are domiciled in, are incorporated in or have commercial interests in, we can simplify and lead you through the incredibly complex process of international commercial arbitration... from beginning to end, from drafting arbitration agreements to enforcement of arbitral awards.

Interested? Then look here!

Building and Construction Disputes

...this is what we can do for you...

Stapleton Solicitors also specialise in building and construction disputes.

Rapid adjudication is one of our key competencies. We are involved in all aspects of rapid adjudication and regularly advise registered adjudicators. We also deal with judicial challenges, insolvency and 'claw-back' claims.

We can help you recover money…and we can help protect you from payment claims.

In both cases, we are mindful of minimising your cost. Killing a payment dispute at the first opportunity is the best outcome. However, we find a lot of practical wisdom in the maxim: "If you want peace, prepare for war".

What next?

You will find a lot of useful information about international commercial arbitration and building and construction disputes on these pages. Please do not hesitate contacting us if you need further advice.

Free Offer!

Recovering your money, goods or assets in other countries... 

We will give your contracts a "health check" to see whether you can recover your money, goods or assets when they are in other countries... and we will not charge you!


Rapid Adjudication

“Bottom-line” adjudicated amounts fall drastically since the introduction of the amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004

The bottom-line adjudicated amount (as a percentage of the total claimed amounts) has dropped by a staggering 34.82% since the amendments commenced



Have you registered a company in Cyprus?

Stapleton Solicitors have many associations with the Republic of Cyprus. Are you from outside Cyprus, but have registered an International Business Company (IBC) there? Do you know where you stand with dispute resolution? Would you like to talk more?


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK and Australia)

We have been associated with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“CIArb”) since October 2011. The CIArb is located at 12 Bloomsbury Square, London.

The CIArb also has a significant following in Australia.


International Bar Association

We have been a member of the International Bar Association (“IBA”) since October 2011 (War Crimes Committee and European Regional Forum).


Queensland Law Society

We have been a member of the Queensland Law Society (“QLS”) since July 2009.


New Zealand Law Society

We have been a member of the New Zealand Law Society (“NZLS”) since August 2009. We are members of the Wellington Branch of the NZLS.