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Jones Day

International Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Well-established team with expertise in commercial and investment arbitration. Offers notable strength in handling disputes arising from the construction, energy and mining sectors. Also noted for its impressive CIS practice.

Strengths

Sources say: "The team was very professional and very well prepared."

A client notes: "The team is in both Washington and London, and they work really well together - it is like dealing with one team, very sleek, smooth delivery and their service is excellent."

Interviewees praise the lawyers for being "extremely professionally and highly competent."

Notable practitioners

Melissa Gorsline earns high praise for acting in investor-state arbitrations, as well as offering strength in complex international commercial disputes.
"Melissa really dives deep into the arguments, she has a great bird's eye look at the text and she makes sure that the strategy is well executed." "She is excellent in cross-examination - you'd rather have her on your side than on the other side!" "Melissa Gorsline is a wonderful lawyer and a wonderful person."

Steven Smith regularly acts for clients in a broad array of commercial arbitrations. He is active in a range of industries such as energy, infrastructure and mining.

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International Arbitration

Jones Day

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Location

51 Louisiana Ave., N.W.

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

D.C. 20001-2113

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USA - Nationwide

International Arbitration: Counsel


Melissa Stear Gorsline
Band 6
Steven L Smith
Band 5