Alternative Dispute Resolution

One dedicated ADR service

Sometimes, it is in all parties’ best interests to seek to resolve commercial disputes outside of the courts. South Square’s position as the leading restructuring and insolvency set puts us in a prime position to encourage and support the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in these types of cases.

Arbitration and Mediation – commercial disputes, insolvency and restructuring

Our ability to connect with those seeking arbitrators and mediators in this area of the law simply cannot be matched by sets that do not have our level of subject-matter expertise.

We lead the way when it comes to finding pragmatic alternatives to litigation in cases of insolvency and other commercial matters.

ADR offers great flexibility for parties wanting the kinds of quick and practical solutions that our experienced commercial arbitrators and mediators are able to provide.

The services we offer include mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, expert opinions, and consensus-building in commercial disputes and business restructurings.

South Square Arbitrators and Mediators

The combined experience of our four ADR members – all of whom are well-known leaders within the international insolvency and restructuring community – is second to none, spanning many decades and three continents. Their work complements the advocacy of our barristers, with an emphasis on achieving commercially appropriate and mutually satisfactory outcomes.

Although living and working in different jurisdictions, our ADR associates The Hon James M. Peck (USA), The Hon Frank Newbould KC (Canada), The Hon Paul Heath (New Zealand) and Professor Christoph Paulus (Germany) all have close and long-standing working relationships, both with each other and with South Square, resulting in a compelling international network of arbitration and mediation expertise. 

International Arbitration and Mediation

What unites the members of our ADR service is the wealth of their international expertise, with each being profoundly experienced in achieving consensual outcomes in complex, multi-party and cross-border disputes. In other words: when it comes to alternative dispute resolution, your matter could not be in safer hands.

“Members with unrivalled talent… Excellent in everything they do.”


“The magic circle’s barristers chambers of choice”

The Lawyer

“The best set at the Bar for insolvency.”

Legal 500

“South Square provides ‘a world-class service’.”

Legal 500

“An excellent set at the forefront of the London Bar.”


“Incredible members at the top of their game.”


“An unrivalled collection of the best talents currently at the Bar”


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If you wish to consider engaging any member or associate member of South Square as an arbitrator or mediator or as Counsel in an arbitration or mediation, please contact

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