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Charles Kaplan

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Clients note that Charles Kaplan is "very good on strategy"and agree that he "really knows the arbitration field very well."He leads many of the firm's investment treaty and commercial arbitrations on behalf of investors and international corporates. He is especially active in energy cases and disputes brought under the ECT.

Charles Kaplan is spotlighted by clients for his vast experience in energy sector cases. "He understands the issues very quickly," notes one interviewee, going on to say: "He doesn't need to do any background preparation, so we can get straight to the point." Kaplan also stands out for his work in the aerospace and mining sectors.

Arbitration (International) - Global-wide
Band 4

Paris-based Charles Kaplan of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has appeared in a variety of arbitration forums and is particularly active in disputes involving European and African jurisdictions. He is commended for his deep expertise in the natural resources and energy sectors and is noted for his experience in ECT cases.

Paris-based Charles Kaplan is a "terrifically bright guy," say peers, who add that he has an "excellent reputation for Africa." Highlighted as a "top person" in francophone Africa, he is noted for his expertise in energy mandates. He also recently acted for a subsidiary of Randgold on a USD60 million ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Mali.