Our international reputation for advocacy and expert advice is second to none. Cost effective dispute resolution is not a mere mantra - it is our commitment.
Practising from offices worldwide, including London and Qatar, we are leaders in our fields, having handled thousands of complex arbitrations, commercial litigation matters and international law disputes.
Clients from across the globe consider us their go-to counsel for high value, complex and sensitive cases. States have entrusted us with some of the most politically sensitive and largest claims brought against them. Commercial parties and high net worth individuals frequently instruct us on difficult, multi-jurisdictional disputes which require urgent, critical and strategic thinking.
We ensure that our clients have a full understanding of the time, cost and human resource investment associated with disputes, as well as mapping out the strategy, potential outcomes and implications.
Our practitioners are qualified to practise, and have rights of audience, in many jurisdictions, including England and Wales. We have been afforded exceptional ad hoc rights of audience to appear on sensitive and high profile cases in other courts.
We are committed to capacity building in developing jurisdictions. Our practitioners frequently undertake pro bono training seminars for State and private practice lawyers across the globe. We have connections with top international law schools, and have published leading works on investment treaty claims, commercial litigation, public international law, energy law, international arbitration and proceedings before the International Court of Justice.
McNair International is led by Khawar Qureshi KC, recently described by the managing partner of a leading international law firm as "an outstanding international lawyer with unique qualities, who deals with complex Public International Law, Commercial Arbitration and Transnational Litigation expertly, effectively and efficiently. He gives practical advice clearly and he is a formidable advocate in any arena. His strategic and tactical inputs, based on his wealth of real litigation experience before judges and arbitrators, pays dividends. Notably, for a barrister, he really is every bit the team player."
We are delighted that Professor Khawar Qureshi KC, Head of McNair International and Catriona Nicol, Senior Associate McNair International were among the winners of t...
18 October 2022
Public international law
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12 October 2022
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5 September 2022
Commercial litigationPublic international lawState immunity
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2 August 2022
Civil procedureCommercial litigationDiplomatic immunityInternational arbitration
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16 June 2022
International arbitrationEnglish law