International Arbitration

Are you involved in a cross-border dispute?

PwC has an experienced team of International Arbitration specialists, who assist parties and their legal advisors to investigate and understand the financial, economic and business consequences of a dispute. We have wide experience providing financial and other types of evidence in proceedings around the world in connection with:
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Misrepresentation and breach of warranty claims
  • Investment treaty disputes
Our experienced international arbitration team provides accounting, financial and economic consulting, as well as expert witness services, to parties in arbitration proceedings involving complex business disputes. We can help both clients and their legal advisors to investigate and understand the financial, economic and business consequences of a dispute, including breach of contract, acquisition disputes and claims under investment treaties.


More about this service

PwC's cross border international arbitration includes accountants, investigators, financial experts, economists and engineers, who can condense, analyse and interpret significant volumes of data and present clearly complex financial and technical findings. We have provided financial and other types of evidence in ad hoc and institutional proceedings around the world.

Our international arbitration team provides accounting, financial and economic consulting, as well as expert witness services, to parties in arbitration proceedings involving complex business disputes.

We can help both clients and their legal advisers to investigate and understand the financial, economic and business consequences of a dispute, including breach of contract and construction disputes, acquisition disputes and claims under investment treaties.


Potential issues
  • You have a contract in which the dispute resolution mechanism stipulates international arbitration rather than litigation
  • You are involved in a dispute with a party from a different count
  • You have a claim against a sovereign state or state owned entity that needs to be resolved by international arbitration
  • You need to investigate and analyse a claim in a country using local knowledge of business/accounting practice
  • You have a claim for loss of investment against a sovereign state under an investment treaty.

How we can support you
  • Initial case assessment – objectively reviewing the merits of a claimant's or defendant's position from a financial standpoint, and providing an assessment of the possible recovery and exposure
  • Strategy development - identifying key issues and the most appropriate strategy from a financial standpoint to analyse the claim.
  • Disclosure/Discovery - identifying the documents that will provide the information relevant to the claim. Our forensic technology capability enables us to search electronic records, including e-mailss
  • Expert technical analysis - financial, accounting, economic or engineering analysis to support the liability and damages issues of the dispute
  • Communication of the results - reporting on the results in writing, through graphical presentation or oral evidence. Knowledge of local customs and language can enhance the persuasiveness of these arguments
  • Expert witness services – giving evidence in arbitration proceedings, trials and other hearings