An Overview of International Litigation & Arbitration

(571 Ratings)

Produced on: October 19, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Dispute resolution in cross-border and cross-ocean transactions requires consistency, fairness, predictability, expediency and collectability. In the United State the preferred method of resolution is by litigation. In contrast, the rest of the world far prefers arbitration.

This course, taught by Fox Rothschild Partner Craig Tractenberg, will compare international litigation and arbitration and help you choose which method best serves your clients’ purpose. The program will cover best practices in selecting a neutral forum to instill confidence in all parties, the importance of selecting governing law, how to present your case, and the different roles of the judge, arbitrator and helpful client.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the importance of selecting a neutral forum and decision maker
  2. Assess governing law, the law of the venue of the litigation or seat of the arbitration
  3. Identify the different roles of the judge, arbitrator, and helpful client
  4. Explore best practices in the presentation of your case and your witnesses
  5. Discuss differences in collectability based on the forum and the dispute resolution process


Craig Tractenberg

Fox Rothschild LLP

Craig is a skilled international litigator who handles complex business disputes involving intellectual property, licenses, business torts and insolvency issues. He focuses on franchise companies’ development and expansion. He has represented individuals, companies and governments in litigation before state and federal courts and in international arbitration forums such as AAA, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

His practice centers on developing and protecting the financial and brand equity of franchise companies, real estate projects and energy projects. For franchise companies, he regularly structures new franchise programs, many of which are international. He also defends and enforces franchise agreements. He has also served as special counsel to franchise companies.

Craig has successfully prosecuted several injunctions against unfair competition and trademark infringement in federal courts. He also has more than 30 years of experience defending franchise companies against claims by franchisees for fraud and business torts.

Craig obtained a favorable jury trial verdict in a complex fraud scheme. After the jury trial success, related cases were mediated into settlements totaling several millions of dollars.

Craig has prosecuted or defended fraud, defamation and unfair competition cases and also enforces and defended trade secrets and restrictive covenants in state and federal courts.

In international work, Craig successfully defended the Republic of Turkey against an investor claim before the International Centre for Resolution of Investor Disputes in Paris. This followed the successful defense of the Republic of Turkey before the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration in Geneva. He also successfully represented a claimant U.S. company in an intellectual property licensor’s claim brought against a Brazilian licensee before the ICDR. He has also taken U.S. franchises overseas. 


John M.

Excellent overview with great supporting materials for reference.

Dean K.

an excellent, thorough presentation

Beverly R.

Excellent material and speaker. One of the best I have seen online.

Eric C.

Enjoyable and solid presentation.

Diane R.

Excellent course.

Max S.

I do a great deal of international transaction work. This presentation was excellent.

Joseph J. O.

Excellent, detailed overview.

Helen E.

Learned a lot.

John O I.

Good speaker

Antoine M.

Excellent and knowledgeable host

Paul H.

I did not expect this to be an overview of litigation in different jurisdictions. This was a pleasant surprise and perhaps could be highlighted better in the course description.

Robert S.


Jordana K.

I enjoyed this speaker. He was relatable and informative!

Richard H.

excellent presentation

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