Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Arbitration (International) Department

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What the team is known for

New York boutique that earns recognition for its deep expertise in cross-border arbitration disputes. Well regarded for its excellent experience in investment treaty and commercial arbitration. Notable expertise concerning disputes arising in the energy, construction and insurance sectors. Best known for its work in the Americas. Has additional capabilities concerning disputes involving European and Asian jurisdictions.


Clients recommend the firm for its "practical, business-minded advice," noting: "The lawyers are extremely responsive," "the level of client service is exceptional" and "the firm's cross-border capabilities and co-ordination are excellent."

Sources say: "They are smart, fast and proactive," whilst "being very calm and giving a lot of confidence to the client."

Work highlights

Is representing IIG in parallel ICC arbitrations against several South American entities arising out of credit facilities.

Notable practitioners

New York-based Aníbal Martin Sabater is well known in the market for his activity in significant Latin American arbitrations and is further commended for his experience handling European cases. He is lauded for his deep understanding of both commercial and investor-state proceedings.

David Lindsey is a prominent practitioner who is well regarded for his expertise in international disputes. One interviewee reports: "He is definitely very experienced, has managed a lot of cases and handled a lot of hearings. He makes sure everyone is on the same page and gives comfort and confidence to the client." He is based in New York.