Dispute Management

Proactive Risk Management

Best way to deal with disputes is to prevent them at the earliest opportunity. We help you assess your business arrangements to identify potential risks, and we advise you on mitigating those risks proactively. We do this by:

  • Supporting you in negotiating new business arrangements with timely advice on all contract matters including risks and liabilities, and dispute resolution mechanisms;
  • Helping you evaluate your current business arrangements to identify potential for risk and liability, and will advise you on mitigating and addressing them;

Dispute Management

When a potential or actual dispute arises, we will advise you to identify ultimate issues and significant influencing factors, define outcomes, and assess probabilities. We will then provide you with a dispute management strategy that will help you base your decisions on professional judgments rather than gut feelings.

Dispute Coordination

Some disputes of considerable scale and complexity require multiple lawyers (or firms) from different jurisdictions to each work on a different angle of the dispute. We can help you identify, and retain the best expertise for each aspect of your dispute. It is paramount that collaborations are led and coordinated in accordance with the overall dispute management strategy, and we help you do just that.


We assist clients with disputes before different arbitral tribunals including but not limited to Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and International Court of Arbitration (ICC).


We litigate matters of contractual disputes, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, oppression remedy, corporate governance disputes, and judicial review on immigration decisions before the Federal Court.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I retain SILAW for my Dispute Management needs?

It always starts with a meeting, in person or remote, where we will have a chance to discuss your case and decide whether we are the right fit for each other. If that is the case, we will send you a retainer agreement to review and amend if necessary. If you decide to retain us and sign the retainer agreement, we will begin working for you.

What Can I expect from the complimentary consultation session?

The complimentary consultation session is a half-hour meeting with our Managing Attorney to discuss your case and decide whether we are a good fit for each other. The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that we can actually help you achieve your goals and it is not to address all of your concerns and questions.

There is no obligation on you and no obligation on us to continue our relationship and the complimentary consultation session will not, on its own, form a lawyer-client relationship between you and our firm.

What type of Fee Arrangement can I expect from SILAW?

In general we have two types of fee arrangements at SILAW:

  • Hourly Rate: In this arrangement we will charge you for each hour (or portion of an hour) that we work on your case. the rate will be specified in your Retainer Agreement
  • Flat Fee: in this arrangement we will charge you a single fixed fee for services that we specify in your Retainer Agreement. This fixed fee is independent of the actual hours we work to render you the services we specify in the Retainer Agreement.

In the interest of predictability and transparency we always consider offering our clients a Flat Fee arrangement. This usually happens for simpler cases where we can anticipate the amount of work required, but for more complex cases where there are many variables and complications we resort to hourly rate. Even in these cases we will provide you with our best assessment on the work required.

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