Experience

    • The State of Qatar and Qatari entities and individuals in international claims arising out of the measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar, including twice prevailing in proceedings on provisional measures before the International Court of Justice against the United Arab Emirates, and in connection with investment arbitrations and claims in other international tribunals.
    • A sovereign state in an arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty and the UNCITRAL Rules relating to an alleged expropriation.
    • A leading engineering, construction, and project management company in a potential investment treaty claim in the Middle East.
    • A major U.S. oil company with respect to issues with respect to its offshore concession because of a border dispute between two neighboring countries.
    • Oy Metsä-Botnia in its $1.3 billion greenfield investment in the Orion pulp mill project in Uruguay and the Case Concerning Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay) in the International Court of Justice, which concerns that project. Argentina commenced proceedings against Uruguay in the ICJ pursuant to a bilateral treaty concerning the River Uruguay, which forms a shared border between the two countries, claiming that Uruguay had violated the treaty by allowing construction of the mill.
    • IMS Health Incorporated and its Latin American affiliates in a Spanish-language ICC arbitration relating to an alleged breach in Brazil, Mexico and certain other Latin American jurisdictions of a contract governed by Argentine law.
    • Macau-based Sanum Investments and Netherlands-based Lao Holdings, NV in bilateral investment treaty arbitration claims against the Government of Laos.
    • Abilio Diniz, the founder of one of Brazil’s leading retail businesses in three ICC arbitrations governed by Brazilian law and seated in São Paulo against Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA in a shareholder dispute. The dispute ended with a widely reported settlement favorable to our client that was awarded the “Deal of the Year Award – Disputes” by Latin Lawyer (2014).
    • ExxonMobil and Murphy Oil in a NAFTA claim against the Government of Canada arising from requirements imposed by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Tribunal handed down its Decision on Liability and on Principles of Quantum ruling in favor of our clients that Newfoundland’s regulations violated NAFTA.
    • Mitsui in its $5.8 billion bridge loan to Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (CODELCO) to finance CODELCO’s potential acquisition of up to a 49% interest in Anglo American Sur, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglo American.
    • A construction company in its ICC arbitration with a major oil company over delays and additional costs in a project for the construction of a FPSO platform.
    • Poštová Banka of Slovakia in investment treaty claims against Greece arising from the Greek debt restructuring.
    • Norilsk Nickel and Interros International Investments in a dispute with United Company Rusal, including LCIA arbitration proceedings and related court litigation in the United States, England, Russia, Switzerland, St. Kitts & Nevis and The Netherlands.
    • The U.K. Government as amicus curiae in litigation relating to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations before U.S. federal and state courts and the United States Supreme Court.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, 2008, LL.M.
  • University of Oxford, 2006, B.A.

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish