International Arbitration: The Elite - USA - Nationwide
What the team is known for
Respected arbitration boutique with excellent credentials in high-stakes investment treaty work and commercial arbitration matters. Noted for its skillful handling of energy sector arbitrations, in addition to housing strength in disputes within the finance and defense sectors. Calls upon an experienced roster of high-caliber attorneys in Washington, DC, London and Paris to offer expertise in major cross-border disputes. Offers substantial experience acting for global corporations as well as sovereign states.
"Three Crowns is a very responsive and easy to work with firm. They bring a good level of experience and its lawyers are very diligent and allocate the work in a good way."
"They have been excellent across the board; they have such a deep understanding of the law and advocate extremely effectively orally and on paper, leaving no stone unturned."
"It’s a very deep, top-notch international arbitration practice with some really analytically strong lawyers."
Three Crowns acted for Chevron in an investment treaty arbitration against Ecuador before the Permanent Court of Arbitration, relating to an allegedly fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts.
Luke Sobota counsels high-profile clients across big-ticket commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. "Luke is brilliant - his writing is incredible and he can find the right strategy for any situation." "He is very smart, an excellent writer and very responsive attorney." "Luke is very effective, calm and methodical in his delivery of technical points of law. He's also well prepared and responds to difficult questions with a lot of credibility."
Elizabeth Snodgrass is particularly well regarded for her expertise in the energy and mining sector, and handles both commercial and investment treaty disputes. "She's a very thoughtful lawyer, who is thorough, responsive and good at anticipating what the other side might do."
Washington-based Nicola Peart is a senior associate at the firm, and has notable experience handling commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. "Nicola is a fabulous lawyer. She's very organized, diligent and is a great writer." "She's prepared, unflappable on her feet and her delivery is pitch-perfect. She established tremendous credibility with the panel on a very technical matter."