Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Well respected for its work in contentious matters in the Maghreb and East Africa, with renowned expertise in the natural resources and oil and gas space. Offers notable expertise representing sovereign states and public sector entities in an array of noteworthy international arbitrations. Experienced advisers to national oil companies and sovereign wealth funds.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the firm's prominence in sovereign-side work: "They are a very impressive government defence-orientated firm."

Work highlights Acted for the Republic of Uganda on an arbitration against Total E&P Uganda concerning the alleged breach of both a PSA and the bilateral investment treaty between Uganda and the Netherlands.

Notable practitioners

The firm's chairman, George Kahale, heads the international arbitration department from New York and is a key contact in this area.