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Covington & Burling LLP

International Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Particular areas of strength include international energy, infrastructure and pharmaceutical matters. Acts for a wide range of clients across the globe, including multinational corporations and states. Regularly engaged in major commercial arbitrations and on claimant-side investment treaty work, alongside additional expertise in areas including state-to-state disputes and arbitration-related litigation. Calls upon a strong group of advocates whose arbitration expertise is bolstered by frequent appointments as arbitrator.

Foreign desks

Increasingly recognised for its experience in arbitrations involving Latin American parties, bringing to bear notable language skills and wide-ranging industry expertise. Bench comprises both advocacy and arbitrator capabilities. US-based Nicole Duclos and Miguel López Forastier are key contacts for the firm's Latin America practice.

Notable practitioners

Allan Moore centres his practice on commercial arbitrations, counting a host of multinational corporations among his clients. He is experienced in acting for clients in arbitrations under wide-ranging rules, as well as handling ad hoc proceedings.

Marney Cheek "knows investment arbitration proceedings extremely well, and is very good in pleading and in strategic decisions," reports one source. Her practice also includes commercial arbitration proceedings. Other clients praise her "wealth of knowledge," adding that she is "extraordinarily thoughtful; she probes and tries to be creative when coming up with solutions."

Miguel López Forastier is praised for his expertise in investor-state arbitrations, and is described as "a very smart lawyer who is able to think out of the box." He is adept at handling matters involving Latin America as well as those concerning the energy sector. One client notes: "He is very practical and not afraid to offer opinions and challenge client positions. He is also patient and methodical in his approach to work."

Nicole Duclos comes particularly recommended for her expertise in international commercial arbitrations. One client states: "She is a professional of the highest level and is 100% focused on all the matters for which she is responsible. Furthermore, she shows great leadership of her work team and excellent management of the client relationship." Her practice includes particular strength in disputes involving Latin America.

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International Arbitration

Covington & Burling LLP

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Location

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street

NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001-4956

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International Arbitration


Allan B Moore
Band 5
Marney Cheek
Band 3
Miguel López Forastier
Band 5, Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Nicole Duclos
Band 5, Foreign expert for Latin America-wide