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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Public International Law

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What the team is known for

Has an excellent track record acting on behalf of governments and investors in high-profile investor-state disputes under BITs and the ECT. Possesses expertise in handling all stages of an ICSID arbitration, including arbitration proceedings, annulment and revision proceedings. Also handles inter-state claims, including those over territory and natural resources. Advises corporates on compliance with international sanctions regimes as well as international human rights law.

Strengths

One client says: "The team has the capability to work tirelessly, to produce results and above all to make the process enjoyable. Its track record on sharing its experience and making things easier is impeccable."

Work highlights

Advised NextEra Energy Spain Holdings on judicial proceedings to enforce an ICSID award against Spain. The matter involves arguments concerning the US Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Notable practitioners

David Herlihy has tremendous experience in investor-state arbitrations as well as broader PIL matters. He regularly acts on behalf of both companies and sovereign states in big-ticket disputes brought under BITs, as well as providing advice on issues concerning international human rights law.
"He is a technical, black-letter lawyer with a sense of strategy."

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Overview

Skadden's London-based Public International Law practice is part of its European international disputes practice, which is clearly established as one of Europe's premier disputes practices. Our PIL expertise derives from three key areas- (i) the firm's premier investment treaty arbitration practice, (ii) its international law advisory work, including advice on international human rights law for international organisations such as the UN, and (iii) its internationally recognised sanctions practice.

Members

Kavanagh, David (Head of Department)

Nairn, Karyl (Head of Department)

Edwards, David

Gal, Daniel

Herlihy, David

Macaulay, Bruce

Public International Law

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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Location

40 Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5DS

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David Herlihy
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