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Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Arbitration (International)

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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. Chaffetz Lindsey is best known for its work in the Americas. The firm offers:,• Experience in investment treaty and commercial arbitration. ,• Notable expertise concerning disputes arising in the energy, construction and insurance sectors. ,• Capabilities concerning disputes involving European and Asian jurisdictions.

Strengths

Market sources praise the team for their international capabilities, with one stating: "The team are very flexible in understanding needs from companies outside of the US," while another adds: "They are particularly patient in providing explanations, discussing differences between language, communication, culture and practices to help us understand legal procedures and New York laws."

Notable practitioners

Aníbal Martin Sabater centres his practice on international commercial arbitrations in South and North America. A client reports that"one of his individual strength is assertiveness, which makes him effective at understanding the problem and thus capable of providing an effective solution or advice. He is clear and honest, and above all he is committed to representing our interests."

The "excellent" David Lindsey 's practice spans both commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. He is experienced managing matters deriving from the oil and gas sector, as well as able to advise on matters concerning Latin American markets.

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Overview

Chaffetz Lindsey’s New York-based international arbitration team currently handles arbitrations with a total value in excess of US$15 billion, involving over 20 jurisdictions globally, and under the rules of all major arbitral institutions. These disputes involve a variety of industries, including energy, infrastructure, oil & gas, mining, engineering & construction, financial services, insurance, media, manufacturing, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. The team includes lawyers trained in both civil and common law systems and handles disputes in several languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.


In addition to a broad commercial arbitration practice, the international arbitration team has expertise in public international law, including investment treaty disputes. The firm represents both investors and sovereigns before ICSID tribunals and in other leading fora, and regularly advises on investment structuring, risk mitigation, and claim negotiations.

Chaffetz Lindsey also has significant experience in arbitration-related litigation, including enforcing arbitration awards and agreements, obtaining interim relief and other preliminary measures, seeking discovery, sovereign-related litigation and managing parallel multi-jurisdictional claims. Several of the department’s team members also sit as arbitrators.

Arbitration (International) Department

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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1700 Broadway

33rd Floor

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019

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Arbitration (International)


Aníbal Martin Sabater
Band 5
David Lindsey
Band 4