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USA International Arbitration
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3 Ranked Lawyers

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International Arbitration - USA
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What the team is known for

Strong reputation for its representation of sovereign states in high-value international arbitration proceedings. Also engaged in significant commercial disputes, drawing from a strong group of multilingual practitioners with wide-ranging industry experience. Particularly well regarded for its handling of South and Central America-related disputes, alongside a thriving West Coast practice servicing clients in East Asia. Offers particular expertise in the oil and gas and transportation sectors.

Foreign desks

Arnold & Porter remains a go-to firm for investment treaty and commercial claims involving Latin American parties, including sovereign states. It fields a strong team of native Spanish and Portuguese speakers who excel at high-stakes disputes. DC-based Gaela Gehring Flores and Paolo Di Rosa remain key contacts for the firm in this region.

Notable Practitioners

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Mélida N Hodgson
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Band 3

Mélida Hodgson is held in high regard for her expertise in investor-state arbitration matters, and is also experienced in commercial arbitration. She remains a popular choice for governments and state-owned entities, with notable experience in disputes concerning the infrastructure sector.
"Mélida is a very effective advocate, she is academically excellent and also just a really good practitioner." "Clients are looking for people who can bring multiple strategies to solve problems and she can do that." "Mélida has the cultural capacities to be insightful about the work she does - she has the multilingualism, the government background and the commercial background. I have a lot of respect for her."

Paolo Di Rosa
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Paolo Di Rosa
2
Band 2

Paolo Di Rosa has a wealth of experience handling investment treaty arbitrations and is noted for his Latin America expertise.
"Paolo is an outstanding lawyer who can see the big picture and tell the story; he is unflappable at hearings and is a very good cross-examiner." "He is the first person I would call if I had an investor-state arbitration in Latin America." "He is excellent - he's personable and highly analytical."

Maria Chedid
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Maria Chedid
4
Band 4

Maria Chedid has excellent capacity to effectively handle both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
"Maria has an unparalleled mastery of international arbitration, she is incisive, a superb strategist and is unrelenting in achieving the targeted objectives." "A very prepared and thorough counsel who knows the case inside out." "She makes herself available to clients to put out the fire and help, and she is extremely knowledgeable."

Ranked Lawyers at
Arnold & Porter

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Paolo Di Rosa
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Paolo Di Rosa
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Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
International Arbitration: Counsel

Paolo Di Rosa
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Paolo Di Rosa
2
Band 2
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Mélida N Hodgson
3
Band 3
Maria Chedid
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Maria Chedid
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Band 4