Foley Hoag LLP is home to “an incredibly deep bank of specialists in international law and dispute settlement” that has certainly made a name for itself in the fields of intergovernmental dispute resolution and investment treaty arbitration. The Group remains a must on the sovereign side, with an enviable client portfolio that includes countries and public companies around the world. Its strong performance in state representation is reinforced by close collaboration with the UN Task Force led by Christina Hioureas, a recently promoted associate in New York. Another notable recent development is the new Africa Practice Group in Washington DC, led by Tafadzwa Pasipanode. It`s also worth noting over the past year that the team has increased its focus on trade disputes, particularly in its traditional areas of expertise – oil and gas, mining, construction and transportation, among others. Clients have singled out Washington DC-based Constantinos Salonidis for his “inventiveness and unconventional thinking”; In addition to his work in several ICSID arbitrations, his expertise in alternative dispute resolution extends to arbitration. Other notable figures in Washington DC include group president Lawrence Martin and Paul Reichler. Daniel Schimmel leads the arbitration practice in New York. “We believe Ms.
Hagit Muriel Elul and Ms. Meaghan Gragg possess amazing legal skills, such as the ability to analyze and refine arguments. The arguments they made in arbitration were easy to understand. This frankness made the arguments convincing for the referees. In addition, their strong leadership also provided us with effective and organized legal support. The annual report, which identifies the best lawyers and experts in international arbitration for 2023, will show 150 more people than last year. “This team is technically very good and very experienced in international arbitration. In addition, and most importantly, the team is very sensitive to cultural issues in the world and able to work respectfully and very effectively in many jurisdictions. This sets the team apart from many others.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP`s expanded arbitration group, which covers the East and West Coast markets, is led by Hagit Muriel Elul and John Townsend in Washington DC, based in New York. Also in Washington DC, James Boykin leads the investment agreement practice. The team is well-equipped to handle commercial disputes in areas such as insurance, energy, and technology, to name a few. It has also earned a particularly good reputation due to its international investment arbitration. Another important strength is the Latin American disputes; the Miami group deserves a mention in this context because of the expertise of Luis O`Naghten. Former group co-chair John Fellas retired at the end of 2020 and currently focuses on arbitration as an arbitrator, but Gerbay joined MoloLamken LLP in June 2021. “I can`t imagine other lawyers having so much experience representing states. They are not only extremely intelligent and empathetic lawyers, but also thoughtful diplomats. Foley Hoag has won every investment arbitration for our country (at a cost!), and I have full confidence in our future destiny in their competent hands. “Ben Love is a superstar and the lawyer of choice for complex and high-profile international arbitrations.
Who`s Who Legal (WWL), a sister publication of the Global Arbitration Review (GAR), has published its 2022 International Arbitration Research Report, which features market-leading arbitration practitioners from 93 jurisdictions. Squire Patton Boggs represents an enviable clientele of sovereign states and state-owned enterprises in investment contract arbitration; Miriam Harwood in New York has extensive experience in this field. Stephen Anway is based between New York and Washington DC and is global co-chair of the firm`s Dispute Resolution Group. White & Case LLP`s highly regarded dream team, led by Abby Cohen Smutny, chair of the Washington DC-based Global Arbitration Panel, has a strong presence in other East Coast locations (including New York), West Coast and South (especially Houston and Miami). In addition, the firm regularly collaborates with other foreign offices and has access to arbitration resources in all major arbitration centres around the world; Examples of transcontinental cooperation are mandates that are handled in collaboration with the firm`s specialists in London, Paris and Geneva. The team`s recent investment arbitration work stands out in the mining and metals sectors, where Gabriel Resources Ltd. and its subsidiary, which is seeking $4.4 billion in expropriation claims arising from Romania`s processing of the client`s investment in the Roșia Montană gold mining project. While the Group certainly works for many large corporations in commercial and investment contract arbitration, it is also able to manage dispute settlement services for sovereign states; Well-known clients include the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to name a few.
In addition, the team members` sector expertise includes energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, financial services and pharmaceuticals. The “very intelligent and energetic” Carolyn Lamm (Washington DC) leads the firm`s arbitration practice in America; In the same office, Jonathan Hamilton, Senior Partner, is also an advisor of choice for several Latin American clients. The Houston team stands out for its ability to deal with issues related to Brazil or Portuguese-speaking African jurisdictions. Jorge Mattamouros is the contact person for Portuguese-speaking customers. Paul Friedland, who previously led the firm`s arbitration group for nearly two decades, is one of the best-known names in New York arbitration. Clients recommend Ank Santens in New York for his “effective” cross-examination techniques and inspiring and trustworthy approach. Damien Nyer is distinguished by his qualifications in civil and customary law. Covington & Burling LLP leverages its long-standing working relationships with arbitration institutions around the world to resolve some of the market`s most controversial disputes involving political or economic issues. In particular, the practice acts for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, as well as for state-owned enterprises of Ukraine, both in state-to-state and investor-state disputes with the Russian Federation; Division Heads Marney Cheek, Dave Pinsky (New York) and David Zionts lead all mandates in this area.
In addition, several members of the team are also solicited for international commercial arbitration mandates, where they count some of their recent achievements in the field of trade secret arbitration. The firm has extensive experience in law enforcement; In a recent highlight that also demonstrated its exceptional strength in the energy sector, a team led by Allan Moore represented ExxonMobil and convinced a New York District Court to uphold the validity of a $33 million arbitration award against TIG Insurance Company regarding the client`s past losses due to groundwater contamination surgeries. This practice is also the target of disputes originating in or in relation to Latin America; an important point of contact in this regard is Miguel López Foratier, who has a background in civil and customary law and advises on controversial issues in Spanish and Portuguese; Special Advisor Clovis Trevino is also fluent in Spanish. Nicole Duclos (New York) stands out for her recent work in the petrochemical sector. “Mélida is an excellent lawyer in arbitration proceedings and increasingly sits as an arbitrator. She has built what I think is a highly rated team around her. “Ricardo Ugarte is an experienced and calm interlocutor. He leads the firm`s group with great skill. His expertise covers a wide range of international arbitration disputes, both commercial and investment. His team is excellent and he has achieved a number of excellent results for his clients. Our core list of arbitrators and lawyers who excel in the field of GAR arbitration has once again ranked Squire Patton Boggs among the elite law firms performing international arbitration work worldwide in its prestigious GAR 30 report.
Squire Patton Boggs has been identified as a law firm that has brought “the great victories” in international arbitration. This material is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The previous results do not guarantee a similar result. “Knowledge of other legal systems, particularly those of civil tradition, and quick understanding of the issues associated with international litigation.” “Dechert has a very diverse team in every possible aspect, which positions the firm particularly well to handle arbitration proceedings in virtually every region of the world. In addition, the firm`s long experience in representing states and private companies confirms that it is a point of contact for any type of complex dispute. Ank Santens gave us excellent support in our dispute. She mastered the details of a complex file and shared strategic ideas that were crucial to us. She also guided us through international arbitration, which in our case is not common for in-house lawyers or investment teams. In my practice, I work with a large number of external lawyers, firms of similar rank, but Ank is one of the few who has earned my full trust.
The Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP team uses the firm`s global platform as a springboard for international trade and investment arbitration, often representing a mix of investors and sovereign states alongside its counterparts in Asia and Europe.