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Provided by Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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.

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What the team is known for

Versatile dispute resolution boutique with an extensive investor-state practice, acting for both sovereign states and corporate clients. Also offers a broad-based commercial dispute practice, with experience in fields including telecom, financial services, construction and energy. Capabilities include the enforcement of arbitral awards. Identified for its deft handling of Latin American disputes, in addition to housing experience in arbitrations involving Europe and the Middle East. Fields significant multilingual capabilities, with substantial experience acting in disputes conducted in Spanish.

Strengths

"Chaffetz Lindsey has a very diverse practice and a team of impressive, high-quality lawyers."

"The team consists of experienced and talented partners - if I have a conflict, they would be at the top of my list."

Work highlights

Chaffetz Lindsey represented Stoneway Capital and its Argentine subsidiary, SPI Energy, in an ICC arbitration against Siemens, arising from alleged construction defects, delays and the termination of EPC contracts for the construction of four power plants in Argentina.

Notable practitioners

James Hosking divides his practice between serving as counsel and sitting as arbitrator in high-value international disputes, including both investment treaty and commercial claims.
"James is an extraordinary lawyer - he's clever, available, and adopts a practical approach." "He's a real thinker and is deeply immersed in this sector. He's the real deal." "James is very skilled and a great attorney for complex arbitration proceedings."

David Lindsey's practice includes both commercial and investor-state arbitrations, with notable experience in disputes concerning the oil and gas sector.
"David is a very prominent arbitrator."

Aníbal Martin Sabater's practice has particular strength in Latin America matters, but he is well placed to advise on both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across wide-ranging jurisdictions.
"Aníbal has a lot of experience in investment arbitration. He is excellent in strategy and always sees the bigger picture." "He's a really terrific arbitrator and can conduct proceedings in both English and Spanish. He is extremely knowledgeable, has great judgment and is very fair."

Yasmine Lahlou is experienced in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. She has particular expertise in matters involving the energy and construction industries.
"Yasmine is technically excellent and leads her team very efficiently." "She's great and a real force in the arbitration community." "Yasmine is extremely impressive on her feet."

Caline Mouawad has a growing reputation for her work on both commercial and investor-state matters. She is highlighted for her fluency in French and Arabic, as well as her impressive advocacy skills.
"She's absolutely fantastic and a very dedicated and hard-working lawyer." "Caline is very bright, cognizant of our needs and is really thinking hard about the issues. She is great to work with and her writing style is fantastic."

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Aníbal Martin Sabater
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David Lindsey
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James Hosking
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James Hosking
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Aníbal Martin Sabater
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Caline Mouawad
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Yasmine Lahlou
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