COMBAR in Numbers

More arbitrations take place in London than in any other city in the world – 24,000 commercial and civil disputes resolved in the UK through arbitration and mediation in 2013: Legal Services Report 2015, City UK.

London Bridge

London is the venue of choice for corporate legal counsel. A 2010 survey by White & Case and Queen Mary University of London found that London was the seat of preference for 30% of respondents (the next highest preference was Geneva, scoring 9%).

Justice Scale Balanced Symbol

Companies are twice as likely to choose English law over other governing laws for arbitrations. English law was chosen by 40% of companies (the next highest was New York State law by 17%): QMUL 2010 Survey.

Coin Stacks
£9 bn

The number of mediations in the UK has risen from 1,800 in 2003 to 9,500 in 2013. In 2013 the value of disputes mediated in London was estimated to be £9 billion: CEDR survey.

Hammer Of Justice
£132 mn

More than 1,100 barristers undertake international work, generating £132 million in export revenue in 2013: Legal Services Report 2015, City UK.

United Kingdom Country Map Shape

Over 200 foreign law firms in the UK, adding to the vibrancy of the legal sector: Legal Services Report 2015 City UK .