Expertise

We advise, assist and represent our clients in every aspect related to their transnational disputes around the world, regardless of their size, complexity or amounts at stake.

We advise, assist and represent our clients in Investment Treaty Arbitration cases mostly under the rules of arbitration of ICSID, the rules of ICSID’s Additional Facility, and the UNCITRAL Rules, often under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.

Recent notable engagements include defending a State in a multibillion USD oil and gas dispute at ICSID, a State in a USD 1.5 billion transnational arbitration dispute brought under a Bilateral Investment Treaty, the UNCITRAL Rules and the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration with the arbitral tribunal seating in Paris. Also in other two Bilateral Investment Treaty cases seated in Paris conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules and the rules of ICSID’s Additional Facility.

We have also recently represented a State in three different ICSID cases worth over USD 2.3 billion in claims brought under Bilateral Investment Treaties, with hearings on jurisdiction and merits held at the World Bank and at the ICC in Paris and at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague and another State in a natural resources ICSID dispute worth USD 150 million with hearings on the merits held at the ICC in Paris.

We advise, assist and represent our clients in International Commercial Arbitration proceedings in both institutional (under the ICC rules or others) and ad-hoc (under the UNCITRAL rules or others) arbitrations regardless of the place of arbitration and the rules applicable to the arbitration agreement, the arbitral procedure and the merits of the dispute.

Recent notable engagements include defending a National Oil Company in an ICC oil and gas arbitration seated in New York against the subsidiaries of one the industry majors and a State owned mining company in a transnational dispute worth over USD 300 million in five parallel international arbitration proceedings (both institutional and ad-hoc) brought under the ICC rules and others with arbitral tribunals seated in Zurich, New York, Miami and London.

We have also recently represented the Ministry of Defense of a State in a USD 450 million ad-hoc arbitration seated in Rio de Janeiro with a military shipbuilding contractor over a construction contract to refurbish two warships as well as a National Oil Company in an ICC arbitration seated at the Hague, a Binational company an ICC and ad-hoc arbitrations seated in Madrid and Lima and a construction company in an ICC arbitration seated in Caracas against a State owned construction company.

We advise, assist and represent our clients, directly or with the assistance of local counsel, in their state court litigation cases with international elements, often, but not necessarily, in arbitration-related litigation before civil, commercial and criminal courts.

Recent notable engagements include representing a State in an investment arbitration related litigation were it seeked and obtained the annulment of an award in Paris, assisting a State owned mining company in resisting the confirmation of a partial final award in Miami as well as seeking its annulment, and representing a National Oil Company in international arbitration related litigation in Lyon and Caracas.

We have also recently represented a State in a long running USD 1.5 billion financial fraud dispute in three parallel proceedings before the commercial courts and the Office of the Prosecutor of a European country.

We advise our clients in aspects of International and Transnational Law.

Recent notable engagements include advising a State in relation to its policies in relation to Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and participating in the drafting of related bilateral and multilateral international instruments, as well as advising in relation to issues related to international economic integration, as well as human rights and territorial matters.

We have also recently represented clients in the settlement of transnational disputes and in the negotiation of transnational contracts in the natural resources sector, as well as in the drafting of regulations related to foreign investments and the oil and gas sector.