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Foley Hoag LLP

Foley Hoag LLP

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Firm Details:
Managing Partners:
Jeffrey Collins, James Bucking
Global Co-Chairs of International Litigation & Arbitration Department: Christina Hioureas, Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo, Constantinos Salonidis
Number of partners worldwide: 118
Number of other lawyers: 142
Languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chechen, Chinese-Mandarin, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew,Hindi, Italian, Malay, Portuguese, Shona, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu

Firm Overview:
Foley Hoag represents public and private clients in a wide range of disputes and transactions worldwide. The firm has expertise in industries such as life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and renewables, investment management and professional services. The firm also offers clients market-leading international litigation and arbitration and corporate social responsibility services. From offices in New York, Washington, D.C. Boston, and Paris, Foley Hoag provides strategic legal advice that is tailored to each client’s unique goals. Foley Hoag combines powerful regional, national and international practices that share a common emphasis on client service and helping clients succeed through the delivery of exceptional legal service.

Main Areas of Practice: 

International Litigation & Arbitration
Foley Hoag is recognized for having one of the world’s most experienced International Litigation and Arbitration practices. In addition to our highly-renowned Public International Law practice, the firm boasts a sophisticated and widely recognized International Arbitration practice that handles complex and high-volume controversies, both in investor-State disputes and commercial disputes.

The firm has extensive legal experience in the representation of Sovereign States in matters involving public international law. Besides its world renowned practice before the International Court of Justice, its public international law practice includes litigation before the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, representation in inter-State arbitration under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and in other international settings, Investor-State Arbitration before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the other principal arbitral fora around the world, and litigation before the national courts of the United States, France and Belgium. The firm also regularly assist States in the mediation and conciliation of disputes, and in negotiation of agreements with other States and foreign investors. To complement the firm’s existing public international law practice, Foley Hoag also has a specialized United Nations Practice Group uniquely devoted to the representation of UN Member States and Observer status organisations before the United Nations.

The firm has successfully represented sovereign States and State-owned business entities in disputes with investors in the world’s principal arbitral forums, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and ad hoc UNCITRAL tribunals, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, among others. The many matters handled include defending Uruguay in a closely-watched ICSID arbitration brought by three subsidiaries of Philip Morris International that claimed that Uruguay’s packaging requirements regarding health warning labels and branding, enacted to protect public health and prevent misleading marketing, violated certain investment treaty protections and resulted in $23 million in damages. The tribunal rejected all the claims and ordered Philip Morris to reimburse Uruguay $7 million dollars in legal costs. Most recently, the firm successfully represented India in a PCA arbitration brought by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS (France). The arbitration was based upon the France-India Bilateral Investment Treaty and arose from a contract concerning the supply of cargo handling equipment and operation of berths at one of India’s major ports. In the final award, the Tribunal not only dismissed all claims against India, but also awarded India $7.2 million in costs. This is India’s first victory ever in an investor-State arbitration.

Both in the United States and internationally, Foley Hoag’s commercial arbitration practice represents clients, including States, State-owned and private entities, individuals, and not-for-profit institutions in a wide variety of contractual disputes, including those involving construction, agribusiness, intellectual property and conventional and renewable energy.

Attorneys in the firm’s practice also frequently serve as arbitrators in international disputes under rules including ICC, ICDR/AAA, CPI, UNCITRAL and LCIA.

Additionally, Foley Hoag has unparalleled success in obtaining the dismissal of cases while representing sovereign States in litigation in U.S. and French national courts. Our experience includes defenses based on:

  • Jurisdictional immunity under the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and French principles of sovereign immunity
  • Diplomatic and head-of-State immunities
  • Immunity of the governmental property of sovereign States from judicial attachment and execution

Clients:
The firm represents and counsels many companies and sovereign States in the full range of international litigation and arbitration matters. Clients include more than 60 States around the world, including Armenia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Guyana, Mauritius, Peru, the Philippines, Qatar, Slovakia and Uruguay.

Ranked Offices

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USA - Head office
USA
  • New York
    1301 Avenue of the Americas, 25th floor, New York, New York, USA, NY 10019
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    Washington, DC
    1717 K Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, 20036-1238
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Contributions

Latest contributions provided by Foley Hoag LLP

Global Practice Guide
Carine Le Roy-Gleizes
Corentin Chevallier
Frédéric Scanvic
Authored by
Carine Le Roy-Gleizes, Corentin Chevallier, Frédéric Scanvic
Article • Oct 2023
Global Practice Guide
Carine Le Roy-Gleizes
Corentin Chevallier
Frédéric Scanvic
Authored by
Carine Le Roy-Gleizes, Corentin Chevallier, Frédéric Scanvic
Article • Oct 2023
Global Practice Guide
Bryant Godfrey
August Horvath
Authored by
Bryant Godfrey, August Horvath
Article • Feb 2023

Foley Hoag LLP rankings

Global Guide 2024
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Band
Africa-wide
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Dispute Resolution
4
Dispute Resolution
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya
4
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya
4
Band 4
Global Market Leaders
Arbitration (International)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Arbitration (International)
3
Arbitration (International)
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Christina G Hioureas
U
Christina G Hioureas
U
Up and Coming
Business & Human Rights Law
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Business & Human Rights Law
3
Business & Human Rights Law
3
Band 3
Lawyers
E
Gare Smith
E
Eminent Practitioners
Public International Law
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Public International Law
1
Public International Law
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Larry Martin
S
Larry Martin
S
Senior Statespeople
Constantinos Salonidis
4
Constantinos Salonidis
4
Band 4
Latin America - International Counsel
Arbitration (International)
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Arbitration (International)
4
Arbitration (International)
4
Band 4
Lawyers
5
Kenneth Juan Figueroa
5
Band 5
U
Clara Brillembourg
U
Up and Coming
USA
Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
1 Department
Department
Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
5
Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
5
Band 5
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
U
Victoria Lauterbach
U
Up and Coming
International Arbitration
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Daniel Schimmel
F
Daniel Schimmel
F
Foreign expert for France
International Arbitration: Arbitrators
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Daniel Schimmel
2
Daniel Schimmel
2
Band 2
Christina G Hioureas
3
Christina G Hioureas
3
Band 3
International Arbitration: Counsel
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Christina G Hioureas
6
Christina G Hioureas
6
Band 6
International Arbitration: The Elite
1 Department
Department
International Arbitration: The Elite
4
International Arbitration: The Elite
4
Band 4

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