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Chambers USA recognizes firms and individuals for their practice as both counsel and arbitrators in our International Arbitration section. Individuals are ranked in the International Arbitration: Counsel and International Arbitration: Arbitrators tables, depending on whether we are recognising them for their work serving as counsel or sitting as arbitrators. They may be included in both tables, if appropriate. Firms are ranked for their overall International Arbitration offering in either International Arbitration: Elite or International Arbitration: Highly Regarded. Chambers USA International Arbitration also includes a spotlight table highlighting those firms and individuals particularly noted for their arbitral enforcement expertise. This is designed to complement the core rankings. There is no Public International Law coverage in the Chambers USA guide, and so investment treaty arbitration mandates are included within Nationwide International Arbitration. Our core International Arbitration rankings recognise firms and individuals for their handling of both commercial and investor-state international arbitrations. These include disputes seated across the globe and held under a wide range of institutional rules, as well as ad-hoc proceedings. Examples of these disputes include ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, ICSID and LCIA proceedings. These may be held before either a sole arbitrator or a panel. Chambers USA does not recognise domestic arbitrations; these would instead usually appear in state commercial litigation tables. Chambers USA also includes separate coverage of insurance and international trade disputes, and so would not prioritise this work within International Arbitration. 

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  1. Donald Francis Donovan
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    Donald Francis Donovan
    Arbitration Chambers | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 20 Years Ranked
    "Donald is a real star and a leading light in the field." "He's world-class; he does a spectacular job in taking care of clients and letting us know what the team is doing and how they're doing it." "Donald is an excellent, well-prepared, smart and controlled arbitrator, as well as a great advocate."
  2. James H Carter
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    James H Carter
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 20 Years Ranked
    "He's a terrific arbitrator who's very fair, knows the procedure and isn't afraid to take hard decisions." "He's superb - he's a very thoughtful and sophisticated arbitrator."
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Band 1
  1. Catherine Amirfar
    1
    Catherine Amirfar
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    "Catherine has become one of the leaders in international arbitration. She is brilliant, innovative and a superb advocate with an unrivaled sophistication in international matters." "She's an excellent advocate, fierce in her delivery and mature in her judgment." "She provides very good strategic advice and her writing is robust and well reasoned."
  2. David W Rivkin
    1
    David W Rivkin
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    "David is incredibly sage and insightful. We seek his counsel across a vast range of issues - he's always so thoughtful and responsive." "He is one of the most precise attorneys I've ever worked with and is nothing but a pleasure. He's right on the money with every issue and defines a precise and accurate strategy."
  3. 1
    Doak Bishop
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    "Doak is extremely knowledgeable and is hugely dedicated to his cases. He's a real workhorse and is utterly charming." "He is a dean of arbitration law; he's very intellectual and a prolific writer and speaker. He's a high-profile and superb lawyer who has done top work on multinational, sophisticated cases."
  4. Edward Kehoe
    1
    Edward Kehoe
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Edward Kehoe has notable expertise in high-value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations concerning the energy sector, acting for an impressively high-profile client base.
  5. Julie Bédard
    1
    Julie Bédard
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    "She's extremely sharp, very commercial and comes up with solutions. She's an expert in arbitration." "Julie is a really stellar lawyer - she's collegial, a real communicator and very strong in client service."
  6. Nigel Blackaby KC
    1
    Nigel Blackaby KC
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    "Nigel exudes vast experience and knowledge in every single task he is involved in, adding substantial value to the final product." "He is a titan of the practice; he's so accomplished and fluent in Spanish, which is astonishing." "He is extremely experienced, dedicated and a real heavy hitter."
  7. Abby Cohen Smutny
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  8. Carolyn Lamm
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  9. James Hosking
    Chaffetz Lindsey LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  10. José I Astigarraga
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1
  11. Paul Friedland
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. 2
    C Mark Baker
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Norton Rose Fulbright | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    "Mark cuts through the complex issues." "He has extensive connections in the arbitration world and is the driving force at the firm."
  2. James L Loftis
    2
    James L Loftis
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Vinson & Elkins LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    "James is one of the leading construction dispute lawyers in the US and internationally. He's also a good technical lawyer." "He's very knowledgeable, savvy, experienced and dives deep into the nuances and merits of the case. He's a superb lawyer." "He has outstanding experience, provides fantastic insight and has an excellent legal brain."
  3. John L Gardiner
    2
    John L Gardiner
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    John Gardiner has a wealth of expertise spanning complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations brought under a range of rules.
  4. Joseph E Neuhaus
    2
    Joseph E Neuhaus
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    "Joseph is fully committed to the client. He is brilliant and has great attention to detail, while at the same time not losing focus on the overall strategy." "He's a brilliant arbitrator who has the intellectual firepower to deal with complexities."
  5. Mark W Friedman
    2
    Mark W Friedman
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    "Mark is an incredibly gifted attorney, with persuasive presentations and arguments, a professional demeanor and skillfully crafted rebuttals." "He is an exceptional advocate, extremely effective and very adept at making complicated issues clear."
  6. Michael S Goldberg
    2
    Michael S Goldberg
    Baker Botts LLP
    Baker Botts LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    "Michael is super on top of the details, very hard-working and dedicated to the case." "He is very knowledgeable in arbitration and files excellent papers."
  7. Noiana Marigo
    2
    Noiana Marigo
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    "Noiana has incomparable experience in investment disputes in Latin America and natural empathy skills, which provides an irreproachable service." "She is a fabulous lawyer and makes a real contribution to the space." "Noiana is fantastic; her pose and demeanor is so impressive and she's a really wonderful and personable lawyer."
  8. Paolo Di Rosa
    2
    Paolo Di Rosa
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    "Paolo is at the top of his field. He is great from case strategy through to the hearing." "He's an experienced lawyer and his knowledge of how states operate and work is invaluable." "He's a very impressive, sensible and effective lawyer."
  9. Samaa A Haridi
    2
    Samaa A Haridi
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    "Samaa is absolutely excellent and a force to reckoned with. She's a very thoughtful and careful lawyer who is smart in her approach." "She's a real star and so hard-working."
  10. Ank Santens
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  11. Christian Leathley
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  12. John M Townsend
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  13. Luke A Sobota
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Arif H Ali
    3
    Arif H Ali
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    "He's a sophisticated lawyer who can handle very complex matters. He's also very clear and persuasive." "Arif is a strong advocate and has depth of experience in the industry. His level of service on his briefs is strong." "Arif has a wonderful strategic brain and strong leadership qualities."
  2. Dietmar Prager
    3
    Dietmar Prager
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Dietmar Prager's practice spans investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, with notable expertise in disputes concerning Latin America.
  3. Elliot Friedman
    3
    Elliot Friedman
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    "Elliot is a powerhouse lawyer - he's a very bright and creative legal thinker, he's very thoughtful, hard-working, great with clients and is the total package!" "Elliot is a very strong oral advocate. He's also very cordial and professional."
  4. 3
    George Kahale III
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    "George brings a great deal of experience to international arbitration and is fully committed to his client and the case." "George is the wisest investor-state dispute lawyer I have ever worked with; he provides strategic and practical advice and delivers the best outcome." "He is extremely effective counsel and very strategically savvy. He has an excellent understanding of the clients’ needs and outstanding presentation and argumentation skills."
  5. John V H Pierce
    3
    John V H Pierce
    Latham Watkins | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    "He's very smart, strategic and knows how to handle a client. He makes good legal and commercial judgment calls." "John is a formidable adversary and a very tough opponent."
  6. Joseph R Profaizer
    3
    Joseph R Profaizer
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Paul Hastings LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    "Joe's experience, knowledge and insights on cross-border cases are really impressive and his explanations are always clear-cut." "He is incredibly efficient, prompt and responsive, as well as being very personable and nice to deal with." "Joe brings unsurpassed intellectual acumen to his cases, which creates immediate strategic leverage with opposing parties. His responsiveness is swift and he's incredibly reliable."
  7. Marinn Carlson
    3
    Marinn Carlson
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Marinn is the most sophisticated and caring legal professional that I have worked with. She really listens and is very strong in explaining situations in simple terms."
  8. Marney Cheek
    3
    Marney Cheek
    Covington & Burling LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    "Marney is an outstanding professional in terms of her focus, enthusiasm and ability to come up with solutions for unprecedented situations." "She knows the treaties inside and out and has an incredibly technical background. She's also a very hard-working arbitrator."
  9. 3
    Peter J W Sherwin
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Proskauer Rose LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Peter Sherwin is noted for his expert handling of commercial arbitrations as well as enforcing arbitration awards. He is particularly experienced in acting for clients in the hospitality, manufacturing and technology sectors.
  10. Rachael D Kent
    3
    Rachael D Kent
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    "Rachael is fantastic. She's extremely smart and has the ability to understand a mountain of complex facts and put them into a story that is understandable. She's also a very good strategic thinker." "She's poised and very intelligent on a panel." "Rachael's written advocacy is beyond stellar - she's so articulate and thorough."
  11. Rahim Moloo
    3
    Rahim Moloo
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    "He's a very responsive and thoughtful lawyer with excellent judgment and maturity." "Rahim is a terrific lawyer who is really polished and good under pressure. He writes great submissions and is a great advocate!" "He is a very intelligent professional and attentive to details and nuances."
  12. Tai-Heng Cheng
    3
    Tai-Heng Cheng
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    "Tai-Heng is a brilliant, elegant and fantastic lawyer who really knows the market both in Asia and North America." "He's a calm and measured attorney, and his standout quality is his encyclopedic knowledge of arbitral procedure." "Tai-Heng is a very eloquent, sensible and knowledgeable lawyer."
  13. Aníbal Martin Sabater
    Chaffetz Lindsey LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3
  14. Mélida N Hodgson
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Alexander Yanos
    4
    Alexander Yanos
    Alston & Bird LLP
    Alston & Bird LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Alexander Yanos is praised by clients for his expert handling of investor-state arbitrations and commercial disputes. He is also capable handling enforcement mandates.
  2. Alexandre de Gramont
    4
    Alexandre de Gramont
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    "He's very hard-working and has a really forensic brain. He's also a good advocate in arbitration proceedings, is an excellent team player and one of those lawyers who really get into the weeds." "Alex is a great cross-examiner and has a superb legal mind." "He's an excellent strategist in complex dispute resolution."
  3. Claudia Frutos-Peterson
    4
    Claudia Frutos-Peterson
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
    Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    "She is highly committed to the project and fully aware of the clients' needs." "Claudia is very attentive and assists in identifying our concerns and addressing them." "She does a very good job for her clients."
  4. Craig Miles
    4
    Craig Miles
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Craig Miles has particular expertise in disputes concerning Latin America and is also adept at advising on matters involving the oil and mining sectors.
  5. Henry Guy Burnett
    4
    Henry Guy Burnett
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Henry Burnett is particularly well regarded for his expertise in disputes involving Latin America. He is experienced in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
  6. Ina C Popova
    4
    Ina C Popova
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Ina Popova receives plaudits for her skilled advocacy. She covers both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with her clients including individuals, corporations and states.
  7. Jennifer Permesly
    4
    Jennifer Permesly
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    "She is practical and efficient, extremely bright and a great writer." "Jennifer is very good at organizing a very complex piece of thought and is excellent at project management."
  8. Kate Brown de Vejar
    4
    Kate Brown de Vejar
    DLA Piper Mexico, S.C.
    DLA Piper Mexico, S.C. | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Kate Brown de Vejar has significant experience in appearing in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. She is active in a range of sectors, including construction, energy and financial services.
  9. 4
    Kevin O'Gorman
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Norton Rose Fulbright | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    "Kevin's very strong in the energy sector and is a brilliant legal mind - he doesn't skip a beat and gets straight to the issues." "He's highly efficient, very client-focused and excellent to work with."
  10. Maria Chedid
    4
    Maria Chedid
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Maria Chedid has excellent capacity to effectively handle both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
  11. Natalie Reid
    4
    Natalie Reid
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Natalie is a spectacular, talented and great technical lawyer. She's so steeped in the law and international arbitration, making her the whole package." "She's an absolutely terrific lawyer."
  12. Timothy G Nelson
    4
    Timothy G Nelson
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Timothy Nelson's practice includes appearing in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations.
  13. Caline Mouawad
    Chaffetz Lindsey LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  14. Daniel E González
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  15. Daniel Tan
    Dan Tan Law | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  16. David M Orta
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  17. Hagit Elul
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  18. Mark Beckett
    Beckett Law | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  19. Miriam K Harwood
    Squire Patton Boggs | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  20. Oliver J Armas
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  21. Patrick W Pearsall
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  22. Richard C Lorenzo
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
  23. Yasmine Lahlou
    Chaffetz Lindsey LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Camilo Cardozo
    5
    Camilo Cardozo
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Vinson & Elkins LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Camilo Cardozo is particularly adept at advising on disputes concerning Latin America, with his practice spanning both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
  2. Caroline Richard
    5
    Caroline Richard
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    "She's a very sophisticated, highly commercial lawyer. She makes the complicated, simple." "Caroline is outstanding arbitration counsel. She devotes herself to completing each task with precision and client satisfaction, while also understanding the key aspects of cross-border discussions."
  3. Henry Weisburg
    5
    Henry Weisburg
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Shearman & Sterling LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 18 Years Ranked
    Henry Weisburg acts for clients on both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as offering wider skill as a litigator.
  4. Javier H Rubinstein
    5
    Javier H Rubinstein
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Javier Rubinstein's practice spans both commercial and investor-state arbitrations. He is particularly well placed to act for investors in treaty matters.
  5. Jennifer Haworth McCandless
    5
    Jennifer Haworth McCandless
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Jennifer McCandless has notable experience acting for states, with particular expertise in matters involving Latin America.
  6. Kiera Gans
    5
    Kiera Gans
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    DLA Piper LLP (US) | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Kiera is the rare lawyer who is not only incredibly steeped in the law but also has a keen awareness of practicality and her client's business concerns." "She's very bright, thoughtful and conducts herself wonderfully." "She's easy to work with, reasonable, collegial and cooperative."
  7. Melissa Stear Gorsline
    5
    Melissa Stear Gorsline
    Jones Day | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Melissa has exceeded every expectation; she's a well-rounded professional and has the skills and depth to handle any case she is tasked with." "She has an impressive local knowledge and great attention to detail. She has perfect client skills and is a great strategist." "Melissa understands the client's needs and expectations and skillfully communicates complex facts and nuances as a simple and engaging story."
  8. Meriam N Al-Rashid
    5
    Meriam N Al-Rashid
    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Meriam is extremely bright and provides clear and practical solutions to complex problems." "She is professional and well informed."
  9. Miguel López Forastier
    5
    Miguel López Forastier
    Covington & Burling LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 9 Years Ranked
    Miguel López Forastier is praised for his expertise in investor-state arbitrations. He is adept at handling matters involving Latin America as well as those concerning the energy sector.
  10. Nicole Duclos
    5
    Nicole Duclos
    Covington & Burling LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    "She's very smart and understands the client's needs." "Nicole is an outstanding attorney who managed to lead all the lawyers involved in the proceedings with an excellent outcome for our client."
  11. Paul S Reichler
    5
    Paul S Reichler
    Foley Hoag LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    "He is truly dedicated to international arbitration and is a very knowledgeable lawyer." "Paul is a professional, insightful and reliable lawyer. He is also a great communicator and provides very practical and helpful advice."
  12. Steven L Smith
    5
    Steven L Smith
    Jones Day | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Steven Smith regularly acts for clients in a broad array of commercial arbitrations. He is active in a range of industries such as energy, infrastructure and mining.
  13. William O'Brien
    5
    William O'Brien
    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    "Will is a very professional, conscientious, knowledgeable arbitration practitioner." "He is always responsive, addresses highly sophisticated matters with clear, confident and sound advice, and understands business dynamics. He is a consummate professional and trusted adviser." "He possesses the combination of intellectual acumen, work ethic, and ability to craft pragmatic solutions which are critical in supporting companies and their in-house legal departments."
  14. Amal Bouchenaki
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  15. Elizabeth Snodgrass
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  16. Gaela Gehring Flores
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  17. Howard Zelbo
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  18. Jonathan Hamilton
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  19. Marc Suskin
    Cooley LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  20. Rachel W Thorn
    Cooley LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  21. Ricardo Ugarte
    Winston & Strawn LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
  22. Stephen P. Anway
    Squire Patton Boggs | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. Allan B Moore
    6
    Allan B Moore
    Covington & Burling LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Allan Moore centers his practice on commercial arbitrations, counting a host of multinational corporations among his clients.
  2. B Ted Howes
    6
    B Ted Howes
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Mayer Brown LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Ted is a solid litigator and focused on international arbitration." "He's a very experienced lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of arbitration law."
  3. Carlos F Concepción
    6
    Carlos F Concepción
    Concepcion Disputes PA | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    "Carlos is an amazing advocate, precisely because he is always acutely aware of the commercial implications of every decision." "He's a brilliant lawyer who's very knowledgeable in Latin America." "He's really good at mapping out a strategy, he's very effective, clients love him and he knows what he's doing."
  4. Christina G Hioureas
    6
    Christina G Hioureas
    Foley Hoag LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Christina has excellent commercial awareness and can keep the big strategic issues in mind while also retaining command of the detail of the case." "She is a skilled investigator, case strategist, and disciplined team leader. She leaves no stone unturned in her representations and puts to best use the strength of each team member." "Christina is able to investigate and distill complex technical information into clear and persuasive arguments. She exhibits diligence and creativity and is a formidable advocate for her clients."
  5. Érica Franzetti
    6
    Érica Franzetti
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Erica is a superb cross-examiner and a fantastic lawyer. She's also very detail-oriented and thorough." "She's very impressive in international arbitration, responsive, receptive and knowledgeable."
  6. 6
    Frances Bivens
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Frances is a superb lawyer who sees the matter thoroughly and delivers high-quality, strong work product right on time. She's a pleasure to work with." "She's a terrific lawyer who knows the arbitration procedure inside and out. She's very meticulous, bright, always available and a delight to work with too." "She's incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and an excellent relationship partner."
  7. 6
    Ian Laird
    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Crowell & Moring LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Ian is very professional and is always available to respond to urgent matters." "He is a pleasure to work with and has commercial sensibility." "Ian is tremendously familiar with the ICC procedures and is fantastic in trial."
  8. Kenneth B Reisenfeld
    6
    Kenneth B Reisenfeld
    BakerHostetler LLP
    BakerHostetler LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 9 Years Ranked
    "Ken is a very strong arbitration attorney with a high attention to detail and good strategic instincts. He leaves no stone unturned." "He carefully plans his arbitrations and has an ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the facts and the legal theories, and craft the pleadings to maximum advantage."
  9. Lee M. Caplan
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    Lee M. Caplan
    ArentFox Schiff LLP
    ArentFox Schiff LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Lee Caplan leverages experience both at UNCITRAL and at the US Department of State when advising on high-stakes investment treaty arbitrations.
  10. Mark A Cymrot
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    Mark A Cymrot
    BakerHostetler LLP
    BakerHostetler LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 10 Years Ranked
    Mark Cymrot maintains an active practice both as arbitrator and counsel for international disputes, with particular expertise in commercial matters. He is also skilled at confirming arbitral awards at state courts.
  11. Matthew D Richardson
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    Matthew D Richardson
    Alston & Bird LLP
    Alston & Bird LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Matthew Richardson centers his practice on commercial arbitrations and is particularly adept at handling matters concerning IP.
  12. Sashe D Dimitroff
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    Sashe D Dimitroff
    BakerHostetler LLP
    BakerHostetler LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 6 Years Ranked
    "Sashe is incredibly responsive and takes authority over a case, while also considering and listening to the concerns of his clients. He is also articulate and a superb litigator." "He is on top of all matters, he's extremely efficient and relentless at cross-examination."
  13. Viren Mascarenhas
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    Viren Mascarenhas
    Milbank LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Viren is incredibly insightful and very hard-working." "He is the whole package; he's a really good writer and advocate, very prepared, good with clients and managing a team." "Viren is a very intellectual and astute lawyer."
  14. Damien Nyer
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6
  15. Francisco A. Rodriguez
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6
  16. Mark McNeill
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Band 6
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Up and Coming
  1. Ari D MacKinnon
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    Ari D MacKinnon
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    "Ari is easy to work with, adopts a common sense approach and sees the bigger picture." "He's a very strong lawyer and a great team player."
  2. Charline O. Yim
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    Charline O. Yim
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    New York-based Charline Yim has notable experience handling investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, often under the auspices of the ICC and ICSID.
  3. Danielle Morris
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    Danielle Morris
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    "Danielle is very impressive. She's calm, methodical, well organized and clear in her cross-examination." "She's a really superb advocate - she's thorough, calm and determined."
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    Eugenie Rogers
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    "Eugenie is exceptionally capable at quickly grasping and articulating complex engineering and contract topics." "Eugenie is highly intelligent and quickly gets to the crux of matters. She's creative, persistent, has a strong pen and is verbally very persuasive."
  5. Floriane Lavaud
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    Floriane Lavaud
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    "Floriane is an incredible lawyer. She has precision, dynamism and passion for her work that inspires the trust and appreciation of her clients." "She's a knowledgeable, up-and-coming lawyer."
  6. Jose F Sanchez
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    Jose F Sanchez
    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Vinson & Elkins LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 6 Years Ranked
    "Jose is a relentless advocate with an incredible aptitude for understanding and presenting a complex legal case." "He displays high professionalism, strong analytic skills and a strong ability to identify a winning strategy." "Jose understands the details of different jurisdictions and applies them to complex problems. He's friendly and available, regardless of the difficulties of the case and the time of day."
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    Jose Garcia Cueto
    Clifford Chance US LLP
    Clifford Chance US LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 3 Years Ranked
    "Jose is an extremely bright and aggressive advocate with a deep knowledge of construction arbitration." "He has an amazing ability to understand the business of his clients, to design strategies and to anticipate your counterpart's moves." "Jose is a great attorney who is very knowledgeable about the cases and has superior presentation skills."
  8. Lauren Friedman
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    Lauren Friedman
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    New York-based partner Lauren Friedman has experience handling international investment and commercial arbitrations, with a particular focus in Latin America.
  9. Lee Rovinescu
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    Lee Rovinescu
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    New York-based partner Lee Rovinescu represents corporations in the energy and power sectors in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
  10. Mallory Silberman
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    Mallory Silberman
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Mallory Silberman is well placed to handle complex investment treaty arbitrations. She often represents states across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
  11. Ben Love
    Boies Schiller Flexner LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming
  12. Maria Ramirez
    Hogan Lovells US LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Up and Coming
Associates to watch
  1. David Attanasio
    David Attanasio
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Associates to watch | 1 Years Ranked
    "David is an excellent lawyer who is very detail-oriented and thorough." "He's a true intellect and student of arbitration. He brings a great insight to international arbitration issues."
  2. Nicola Peart
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration: Counsel
    USA 2022 | Associates to watch