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Provided by Foley Hoag LLP

Foley Hoag’s ILAP is unique among law firms.  The firm boasts a sophisticated international arbitration practice that handles complex, cutting-edge, and high-volume controversies, both in commercial and investor-State disputes. The firm also represents clients before U.S. and French national courts in matters related to international arbitration, boasting approximately 90% historic win/loss ratio.

The firm saw its portfolio of cases and clients grow significantly this year under the leadership of its partners, who have brought in new arbitration and international litigation matters representing Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Dominican Republic, India, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Sierra Leone, Spain, and Uruguay, among others, and have also developed a growing portfolio of corporations whom we represent in commercial and construction disputes.

In the Investor-State field, it is known for exclusively representing Sovereign States and their entities, successfully representing clients in multi-million and billion dollar disputes in various sectors. Cutting-edge issues the firm has addressed are a State’s regulatory powers over public health, safety and the environment, and matters involving corruption, recently obtaining victories for Croatia and Uruguay.

Its international commercial arbitration practice advises clients, including both private corporate entities and State-owned enterprises.  Recent victories include victories for Bangladesh state owned entities.


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What the team is known for

Impressive expertise in representing sovereign states in investment treaty arbitrations held across the world, with strong credentials in public international law. Regularly appears in state-to-state disputes before the ICJ and other international tribunals, alongside wider skills in international commercial disputes. Identified for its expert handling of disputes arising in the construction sector, with additional strengths in sectors including aviation, financial services and energy.

Strengths

"They're a very well-known and solid team for their state representation. The quality of their written work is also high."

"The Foley Hoag team is professional, punctual and always ready to have close communications with us."

"Foley Hoag is an excellent team with a great ability to handle complex matters.  I am also very impressed with the responsiveness of the team and feel comfortable in their hands."

"Foley Hoag specializes in assisting clients in a multicultural setting. The lawyers have broad language abilities and bring a sensitivity to political and cultural issues across the world."

Work highlights

Foley Hoag represented Nepal in an ICSID arbitration against Axiata Investments and Ncell under the UK-Nepal Bilateral Investment Treaty, concerning capital gains tax on Axiata's acquisition of shares in Ncell.

Notable practitioners

Christina Hioureas has a growing reputation as both arbitrator and counsel, with particular experience in arbitrating international commercial disputes.
"Christina has excellent commercial awareness and can keep the big strategic issues in mind while also retaining command of the detail of the case." "She is a skilled investigator, case strategist, and disciplined team leader. She leaves no stone unturned in her representations and puts to best use the strength of each team member." "Christina is able to investigate and distill complex technical information into clear and persuasive arguments. She exhibits diligence and creativity and is a formidable advocate for her clients."

Daniel Schimmel earns excellent praise for his work as arbitrator in both commercial and investment arbitrations. He is also active in the enforcement of arbitral awards.
"Daniel is a pleasure to work with, he's very smart, well prepared, practical and fair-minded - he's everything you'd want in an arbitrator." "Daniel is an engaged, creative and meticulous lawyer." "He's an excellent arbitrator who is thoroughly prepared, highly intelligent and extremely incisive in his questioning."

Paul Reichler has a wealth of experience in investor-state and state-to-state arbitration proceedings. His practice is complemented by broader public international law expertise.
"He is truly dedicated to international arbitration and is a very knowledgeable lawyer." "Paul is a professional, insightful and reliable lawyer. He is also a great communicator and provides very practical and helpful advice."

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International Arbitration: Arbitrators

Christina G Hioureas
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Christina G Hioureas
3
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Daniel Schimmel
3
Daniel Schimmel
3
Band 3
International Arbitration: Counsel

Paul S Reichler
5
Paul S Reichler
5
Band 5
Christina G Hioureas
6
Christina G Hioureas
6
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International Arbitration: Enforcement

Daniel Schimmel
Daniel Schimmel
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Lawrence Martin

Head of Department