Provided by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields is widely recognized as the world’s leading international arbitration practice across all key jurisdictions and industry sectors. We offer clients a comprehensive range of services in commercial and treaty arbitration, litigation in support of arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and public international law.
With market-leading teams in New York, Washington, Silicon Valley, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, and Vienna, the truly global nature of our practice sets us apart. We conduct arbitrations all over the world, whatever the governing law of the dispute, the language of the arbitration and the arbitration rules. Last year alone, our team of around 150 arbitration specialists handled cases with a total amount at stake of more than US$90bn.
From the US, we handle commercial and investment arbitration throughout the Americas. Our multinational group includes common law and civil law lawyers—including lawyers trained in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Highly active bench of experienced arbitration counsel with a successful track record of representing both corporate entities and sovereign states in complex cross-border disputes. Noted for its expert handling of Latin American and European disputes, with impressive strengths in proceedings concerning mining, telecommunications, oil and gas and construction issues. Boasts an impressive number of multilingual and dual-qualified attorneys able to practice in both common and civil law jurisdictions.
"Their client service is excellent and they are always available at the shortest notice to provide the right response that we need."
"The team is very collegial and Freshfields demonstrates good expertise across their offices."
"Freshfields has a fantastic global team and they pull in strong resources."
Freshfields represented The Glencore Group in an ICSID arbitration brought against the Republic of Colombia as a result of government measures that affected the investments of Glencore and its Colombian subsidiary, C.I. Prodeco, in one of the region’s largest coal mines. The team obtained an award worth $20 million.
Nigel Blackaby QC offers a wealth of experience acting for both investors and states and is particularly esteemed for his expertise in Latin America matters.
"Nigel exudes vast experience and knowledge in every single task he is involved in, adding substantial value to the final product." "He is a titan of the practice; he's so accomplished and fluent in Spanish, which is astonishing." "He is extremely experienced, dedicated and a real heavy hitter."
Noiana Marigo provides high-quality advice to clients involved in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. She is active in a range of industries such as aviation, energy and telecommunication.
"Noiana has incomparable experience in investment disputes in Latin America and natural empathy skills, which provides an irreproachable service." "She is a fabulous lawyer and makes a real contribution to the space." "Noiana is fantastic; her pose and demeanor is so impressive and she's a really wonderful and personable lawyer."
Elliot Friedman's notable experience sees him regularly advise on high-value and complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
"Elliot is a powerhouse lawyer - he's a very bright and creative legal thinker, he's very thoughtful, hard-working, great with clients and is the total package!" "Elliot is a very strong oral advocate. He's also very cordial and professional."
Caroline Richard regularly advises clients on investor-state arbitrations, including matters in the energy and power sector.
"She's a very sophisticated, highly commercial lawyer. She makes the complicated, simple." "Caroline is outstanding arbitration counsel. She devotes herself to completing each task with precision and client satisfaction, while also understanding the key aspects of cross-border discussions."
New York-based partner Lee Rovinescu represents corporations in the energy and power sectors in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
"Lee is very attentive to the client's needs and concerns. He is a fast yet deep thinker and delivers a work product of outstanding quality."