Background - Practices (Details)

International Dispute Resolution

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Representative Engagements

  • Represented an American gold mining company against El Salvador in an ICSID arbitration arising out of the government's refusal to issue various environmental licenses and an exploitation concession (Pac Rim v. El Salvador)
  • Represented U.S. investors in a CAFTA-DR arbitration against the Government of the Dominican Republic relating to the expropriation of a residential and resort project in the mountain region of central DR (Ballantine v. Dominican Republic)
  • Represented Sural (Barbados) Ltd., part of a Venezuelan aluminum group, in an ICC arbitration arising out of the cancellation of an aluminum smelter and associated downstream facilities in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Represented a U.S. company in an ICSID dispute arising out of a legal stability agreement relating to the company’s investments in the Peruvian electricity sector (Duke Energy Peru Investments v. Peru)
  • Represented a U.S. company in an ICSID dispute relating to the company’s investments in the Ecuadorian electricity sector (Duke Energy Electroquil Partners v. Ecuador)
  • Defended the Republic of Bolivia in an ICSID arbitration involving the “Water War” in Cochabamba (Aguas del Tunari v. Bolivia)
  • Represented Blue Ridge Investments in an action to recognize and enforce an ICSID arbitration award rendered against the Republic of Argentina (CMS v. Argentina)