Covington & Burling LLP

Public International Law Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded group especially active in high-value investment treaty disputes. Offers notable strength in expropriation matters and gas pricing disputes as well as UNCITRAL proceedings. Also notably active in state versus state arbitrations, including maritime rights disputes and racial discrimination claims. Particularly commended for its handling of high-stakes arbitrations involving Latin American and Eastern European jurisdictions.

Work highlights Represented Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz in its investment treaty claim under UNCITRAL rules against the Russian Federation, concerning the expropriation of its assets in the Crimean peninsula.

Notable practitioners The main contacts for PIL matters are Washington, DC-based Miguel López Forastier and Marney Cheek.