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International Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Dominant investment treaty practice across both the claimant and state sides, with significant strength in arbitrations involving emerging markets. Offers additional expertise in commercial arbitrations, acting for clients from a wide range of sectors. Draws from a formidable pool of arbitration experts to provide outstanding representation in construction, energy and financial services disputes, alongside significant expertise in enforcement litigation. Impressive global coverage allowing for the adept handling of matters across all major hubs worldwide.

Notable practitioners

Global head of the practice Abby Cohen Smutny is "a gem," states a source. "She's talented, smart and caring. She's everything one could want in a lawyer." She is particularly noted for her representation of states and investors in complex treaty arbitrations. Another source notes: "She is a very smart and thoughtful counsel."

Andrea Menaker draws high acclaim for her impressive investor-state practice, which sees her serve as both counsel and arbitrator in complex cross-border arbitrations. She continues to expand the firm's global reach following her move to its London office, bringing notable US expertise to her handling of disputes.

Ank Santens is held in high regard for her expertise in investor-state arbitrations and is experienced in advising both investors and states. "She impresses with excellent cross-examination skills, energy and dedication," states one client.

Carolyn Lamm is "incredible at cross-examination, has a very strong mind and is very versatile," according to sources. She is highly experienced in representing corporates as well as sovereign states. "No one works harder for clients than Carolyn does," states a source. "She is extremely good at hearings and with the complex aspects of both commercial and investor-state arbitrations."

Jonathan Hamilton is noted for his prowess in Latin America-related matters. His practice is centred on investment treaty arbitrations, and he counts both investors and states among his clients. One client notes: "He is a fantastic lead partner, brings in resources as and when needed and is very flexible and responsive."

Paul Friedland is a longstanding figure in the market and maintains an active practice both acting as counsel and sitting as an arbitrator in high-profile international arbitrations. He garners praise for his expert handling of both commercial and investment treaty matters.

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International Arbitration

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701 Thirteenth Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

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20005-3807

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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International Arbitration


Abby Cohen Smutny
Band 1
Andrea Menaker
Expertise based abroad in UK
Ank Santens
Band 2
Carolyn Lamm
Band 1
Jonathan Hamilton
Band 5, Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Paul Friedland
Band 1

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