Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

International Arbitration Department

USA
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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. Identified for its deft handling of Latin American disputes, in addition to housing experience in arbitrations involving Europe and the Middle East.

Notable practitioners

The "very responsive and very smart" Aníbal Martin Sabater has an impressive reputation for his handling of Latin America-based arbitrations and disputes arising from Spain, acting for a broad range of clients from industries such as construction, telecommunications and shipping. Sources note: "He is a native Spanish speaker, which really contributes to the clarity of the arguments and the management of the case in a more expeditious way."

David Lindsey garners market-wide recognition for his representation of clients in commercial arbitrations, frequently appearing in proceedings brought under ICC, LCIA and ICDR rules. He has considerable strength in disputes concerning power projects, international commercial contracts and wider investment treaty claims.

Interviewees praise James Hosking as "a passionate advocate for his client," adding that "he is extremely responsive, no matter where he is in the world." He regularly acts for his clients in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with recent work including several disputes involving Asia and Latin America. Sources say: "He uses his excellent business acumen to get to the heart of the matter, and provides strategic and practical advice."

The "very proactive" Yasmine Lahlou is known for her expertise in handling commercial arbitrations, frequently acting for clients based in Latin America, Continental Europe and the Middle East. Her wide-ranging practice has led her to appear in disputes heard under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and wider institutional rules.