Facts and Figures

Historical and forecast trend in volume of
cross-border disputes

Historical and forecast trend in volume of cross-border disputes

Countries involved in cross-border disputes
and those that were most challenging

Countries involved in cross-border disputes and those that were most challenging

Proportion of cross-border
disputes covering various
numbers of countries

Proportion of cross-border disputes covering various numbers of countries

Proportion of international
contracts including
arbitration provision

Proportion of international contracts including arbitration provision

Regions involved in cross-border
disputes vs. most challenging

Regions involved in cross-border disputes vs. most challenging

Board concerns in relation to
cross-border disputes

Board concerns in relation to cross-border disputes


Main sources of cross-border disputes (last two years)

Main sources of cross-border disputes (last two years)

Areas of law in which cross-border disputes most frequently
occurred (last two years)

Areas of law in which cross-border disputes most frequently occurred (last two years)


Preference for legal system to resolve cross-border disputes

Preference for legal system to resolve cross-border disputes

Methodology

Hogan Lovells commissioned a research study among the FT Global 500 largest global multinationals, as well as a selection of its own multinational clients, during the fourth quarter  of 2013 to capture metrics and opinions in relation to the management of cross-border disputes. Interviews were conducted among 146 general counsel, senior lawyers, and executives across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Average annual revenue of respondents was US$16.5 billion. Seventy-one percent of organizations that responded were listed companies. Regional weighting was applied to the data to achieve the desired distribution below.

Breakdown by industry

Breakdown by industry

Respondent by region

Respondent by region