Representative Experience

Served as Government of Mexico (Secretaría de Economía) counsel in 15 international investment disputes brought under NAFTA and bilateral investment treaties and administered under ICSID or UNCITRAL rules.

Representing Japanese industrial company in multibillion-dollar ICC arbitration stemming from claimed failure of certain critical components our client supplied for Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Representing Canadian company and sister U.S.-based company in a $200 million ICC arbitration proceeding regarding equipment supplied to a process facility in northern Quebec, Canada.

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Investor-State Disputes

Served as counsel for the Government of Argentina in connection with the annulment of an ICSID award relating to a contract procured by corruption.

Served as counsel for a Turkish banking consortium that provided $90M in construction guarantees on a project that was the subject of an ICSID proceeding.

Served as party-appointed arbitrator in Tulip Real Estate Investment and Development Netherlands B.V. v. Republic of Turkey.

International Disputes Resolution

  • Asia
    • Served as lead counsel in ICC arbitration concerning the design and installation of process machinery at a facility in Central China.
    • Represented a major Japan-based manufacturing company in a cross-licensing dispute in an ICC arbitration in Switzerland concerning nuclear technology licensing agreements with claims that exceeded $500 million.
    • Represented a Korean investment bank before an ICDR international arbitration tribunal in a complex contract dispute concerning ownership and development of the AIG Building in New York.
    • Represented large Japanese homebuilder in arbitration of complex construction dispute involving landslide repair and civil engineering work at large, high-end residential and golf course project constructed on seismically active land.
    • Represented a Tokyo Stock Exchange Division 1 corporation in a breach of contract dispute against an Indian company in an arbitration proceeding before the JCAA.
    • Served as Finnish company’s counsel in an ICC arbitration in Singapore prosecuting and defended claims arising from design, procurement and construction of panelboard facility in central China.
    • Represented American joint venture partner in arbitration in China against Chinese (government-owned) partner arising from breach of long-term supply and purchase agreements and coal-fired fluidized bed co-generation project in Hunan Province.
    • Acted in ICDR arbitration involving Chinese solar panel manufacturer regarding a Canadian company subsidiary’s failure to pay for industrial solar panels.
    • Represented a Pakistani contractor in ICC Arbitration proceedings regarding the reconstruction of a major airport in Afghanistan.
    • Represented a Japanese company in an arbitration involving patent rights for a car stereo electronic security system owned by a U.S. citizen.
    • Represented $5.7 billion integrated resort development owner in Singapore International Arbitration Centre proceedings regarding unauthorized reuse of proprietary designs in conjunction with proposed competing 8.8 million square foot development elsewhere in Asia. 
  • Europe
    • Represented a UK-based company in ICDR arbitration under an OEM agreement involving data storage shelves deployed in enterprise-level storage applications for financial services, health care and telecom companies.
    • Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a European company in an international arbitration dispute regarding state-of-the-art paper-processing equipment.
    • Served as an equipment supplier’s co-lead counsel in ICC arbitration and defended claims arising from the construction of a paper mill in western Canada.
    • Served as lead counsel in ICC arbitration concerning paper machine equipment design, procurement and installation at a facility in Michigan.
    • Represented Finnish company, as lead counsel, in Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry arbitration involving alleged defects in design and/or manufacture of process equipment for a mill in Georgia.
    • Served as French company’s lead counsel in an ICC arbitration involving alleged design and/or manufacturing defects in diesel engines installed onboard a fleet of ocean-going fishing trawlers.
    • Served as co-lead counsel to Finnish company in an ICC arbitration with collateral proceedings and prosecuted delay and force majeure claims concerning barge-based power station construction in the Dominican Republic.
  • Latin America
    • Represented Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. and subsidiary BITOR in Canadian utility initiated contract litigations and arbitration seeking CDN$2.2 billion in damages. Recognized among top 50 contract disputes by The American Lawyer.
    • Represented a Venezuelan engineering firm in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a petroleum by-products handling facility being built in Venezuela.
    • Represented an EPC contractor in an ICDR arbitration with an owner after the catastrophic failure of the internal lining in over 100 miles of a Chilean water pipeline.
    • Represented a Brazilian electric utility in an international arbitration against a U.S. vendor arising from defects on major nuclear power plant equipment.
    • Served as arbitrator in ICC proceeding involving construction project in Mexico. U.S.-based contractor and joint venture company dispute involved construction of petrochemical facility in Mexico. Arbitrated in Mexico.
    • Represented Mexican party in National Grain and Feed Association Rules arbitration concerning a dispute related to the supply of corn.
    • Represented a major U.S. supplier in an international arbitration involving a Latin American utility over alleged design and construction defects on an electric power facility.
    • Served as lead counsel to Brazilian company in AAA arbitration regarding claims arising from Brazilian company/American telecommunications equipment supplier distributorship arrangement in Brazil.
    • Represented an international telecommunications conglomerate in a JAMS international arbitration proceeding regarding a failed joint venture endeavor in South America. 
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Represented an Abu Dhabi government agency in a multimillion-dollar construction contract dispute before a contractually appointed international dispute adjudication board.
    • Served as counsel for a Turkish trading company in a case involving claims for breach of a long-term distribution agreement.
    • Represented client in London arbitration in a case arising out of claims involving construction of a large industrial facility in Africa.
    • Defended a biopesticide company in arbitration with a licensee/distributor in the United Arab Emirates.
    • Advised a Japanese contractor regarding claims brought by an employer for alleged defective construction of LNG berths on a major LNG development in Qatar. 
  • United States
    • Served as Canadian pipeline company’s lead counsel in AAA arbitration arising from contractor’s claims regarding Louisiana pipeline construction related to strategic petroleum reserve.
    • Represented a life sciences company in arbitration to establish rights of ownership and control of Jonas Salk’s AIDS vaccine.
    • Represented a pharmaceutical company in confidential ICC arbitration to determine ownership, trade secrets and enforcement rights regarding biotechnology materials and related patents.
    • Represented a hospital in a multimillion-dollar arbitration involving breach of contract claims and related torts. Resulted in substantial award for our client, later challenged and affirmed in federal court.
    • Represented energy company in construction-related arbitration with contractor over claims arising from modernization of one of company's power plants.
    • Represented independent power producer in AAA arbitration with state agency over fees due under contracts for generation of electric power.
    • Defended Indian tribe facing potential damages liability of approximately $20 million in commercial arbitration involving gaming machine vendor and financing company.
    • Served as counsel to U.S. based international telecommunications carrier in a case involving claims for failure to perform communication services.
    • Successfully resolved through multi-week arbitration subcontractor claims for delay, disruption and extra work asserted against general contractor for construction of the Philadelphia Phillies stadium.
    • Represented client in ICDR arbitration in which opponent accused our client of fraud and misrepresentation in a stock transaction. Arbitration was dismissed.
    • Achieved arbitration win for client regarding employee credit for cancer drug Velcade. Held employees should have been included as inventors on two NIH-owned patents licensed to Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
    • Represented hotel owner against contractor in AAA arbitration over remodel, and obtained award for substantially all of owner’s delay and defective work claims.
    • Represented client in JAMS arbitration trial of disputes arising out of termination of contractual relationship between third-party disability insurance administrator and major insurer.
    • Represented the subsidiary of a national bank in arbitration with one of its agricultural borrowers regarding a defaulted series of loans and allegations of fraud and tortious interference.