Barton Legum

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Interviewees say that Barton Legum is an "excellent advocate" and "a serious player" in the international arbitration market. He regularly represents corporations and investors in investment arbitrations linked to construction contracts and claims brought under BITs and the ECT. Legum heads the firm's global investment treaty group from the Paris office.

Barton Legum is particularly active in investment treaty arbitration and has proven experience in BIT, NAFTA and ECT claims. He assisted Future Pipe Industries with a BIT claim against the Arab Republic of Egypt concerning alleged discrimination against foreign-owned plastic piping manufacturers. Clients praise his advocacy skills and say that "he keeps calm even when we are really nervous."

Arbitration (International) - Global-wide
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Barton Legum of Dentons is known for his excellent credentials as a "specialist in investor-state arbitration" and is also well regarded for his work in commercial disputes. He operates out of the firm's Paris office and frequently handles matters arising in Europe, Africa and Asia, particularly in the energy sector.

Public International Law - Global-wide
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Sources describe Barton Legum of Dentons as a "leading name in investment arbitration" and draw attention to his "very busy practice." He provides skilful representation to both states and investors in treaty disputes and is particularly active in Europe and Africa. He is based in Paris.

Paris-based Barton Legum heads the firm's investment treaty arbitration practice and is experienced in acting for a range of clients, including investors and energy companies. Commentators hold him in high regard as a "top-notch practitioner," adding that he has a "good reputation in the arbitration community."