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Crowell & Moring Partner Ian Laird Recognized Among Latinvex’s "Top 100 Lawyers"

Washington – February 28, 2019: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that partner Ian A. Laird has been recognized by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s “Top 100 Lawyers.” The list honors 100 lawyers from 54 international law firms doing business in Latin America. Selections were made based on recent deals and business, the prominence of the firm in Latin America, and third-party rankings.

Laird, chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group, represents a range of clients in international arbitration proceedings involving disputes between corporations and foreign sovereign governments. His experience includes working on the earliest NAFTA investor-state arbitrations involving each of the three NAFTA state parties, and most recently has handled high-profile gold and uranium mining arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Laird is currently counsel on numerous investment treaty arbitrations and disputes, most recently involving the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Turkey.

Latinvex publishes daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business and provides extensive coverage of Latin America's legal, technology, and energy sectors.

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About Crowell & Moring’s Latin American Practice

Crowell & Moring represents clients in Latin America and the Caribbean on issues including international arbitration, corporate, finance, international trade, and policy issues. The firm regularly advises clients on issues under international and regional trade conventions, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central America-Dominican Republic-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), as well as bilateral free trade agreements between the United States and Colombia, Panama, and other countries. The firm also advises on anti-money laundering and sanctions issues across Latin America.

About Crowell & Moring’s International Dispute Resolution Group

Crowell & Moring’s International Dispute Resolution (IDR) Group delivers end-to-end advice on the full range of business and governmental disputes worldwide. Together with its affiliate firm, C&M International (CMI) – an international policy and regulatory affairs consulting firm – and the firm’s International Trade Group, the IDR Group provides pre-dispute counseling on investment decisions and dispute resolution clauses, pre-arbitration assistance on potential geopolitical approaches to resolving disputes, representation in international commercial and investment arbitrations, litigation involving sovereigns, and litigation to enforce international arbitral awards.

About Crowell & Moring LLP 

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels. Visit the firm at


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