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Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

International Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Chaffetz Lindsey's esteemed international arbitration outfit offers valued expertise in Latin American mandates. In high demand among prominent international and regional corporate groups for its knowledge of commercial disputes, especially those arising out of infrastructure construction claims. Also sought after by corporate claimants engaging in investment treaty cases.

Strengths

Clients are eager to highlight the firm's "easy communication, attitude, proactivity, accuracy, agility, good performance and good business results."

Work highlights

Chaffetz Lindsey represented Graña y Montero against the Republic of Peru in an arbitration relating to a concession agreement for the construction of a gas pipeline.

Notable practitioners

Aníbal Martin Sabater is commended by market sources for being "pleasant, responsive and very meticulous in his work." Another market onlooker considers him "very sharp and well prepared." He is widely recognised for his impressive track record leading investment treaty arbitration cases. He benefits from further expertise in commercial disputes concerning financial and construction issues.

Founding partner David Lindsey benefits from a wealth of experience acting on Latin American arbitration cases before various arbitral panels, with a focus on matters involving Brazil. He possesses solid expertise advising oil and gas and construction companies on commercial disputes arising from joint operating agreements and EPC contracts.

James Hosking is recognised by market commentators for his arbitration expertise, as one relates: "He is a strategic thinker who knows what he wants and how to get to that point, and has shown good skills in managing client expectations." He is routinely sought out to assist with commercial and infrastructure construction disputes. He also advises investors on bilateral investment treaty cases.

Yasmine Lahlou continues to impress interviewees with her skills, as one attests: "She tries to see the strong and the weak points of the case and works very hard," while also adding: "I think she is excellent." She is adept at handling Brazilian commercial arbitrations arising out of joint operating agreement disputes and construction claims.

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Overview

Chaffetz Lindsey is a boutique dispute resolution firm based in New York City.  The firm’s renowned 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.

Chaffetz Lindsey is particularly active in disputes with a Latin America nexus. The firm offer clients a deep bench of native or fluent Spanish and Portuguese speaking attorneys, able to advise clients in both languages, and regularly argues cases in Spanish. The firm’s Latin American practice has continued to grow significantly with a series of instructions involving clients and/or projects in Argentina, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.  In the past year, the firm has seen an uptick in cases with a concentration on disputes involving the oil & gas, power and infrastructure sectors, and construction and project finance related claims. Partners James Hosking, Aníbal Sabater, Yasmine Lahlou, Caline Mouawad, and David Lindsey have been active in Latin America for most of their careers and are widely recognized by all of the leading industry publications.

Industries

Banking & Financial Institutions

Construction & Infrastructure

Cross-Border Litigation

Energy

General Commercial Litigation

Insurance & Reinsurance

International Arbitration

Mining

Sovereign Disputes

International Arbitration

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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Location

1700 Broadway

33rd Floor

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

International Counsel

International Arbitration


Aníbal Martin Sabater
Band 3
David Lindsey
Band 4
James Hosking
Band 3
Yasmine Lahlou
Band 4