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Herbert Smith Freehills

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Herbert Smith Freehills

The 'excellent and highly specialized practice group' at Herbert Smith Freehills is jointly led by New York-based Christian Leathley, who noted for his 'deep knowledge of Latin America', and 'excellent' Amal Bouchenaki, who was recently made partner. Highlights included the team acting for Chevron Corporation in an $18bn fraudulent award matter in Egypt, and representing the Kingdom of Spain in a $2.3bn investment arbitration filed under the Energy Charter Treaty by 14 investment funds. In the commercial arbitration space, Bouchenaki is representing a major corporation in the hospitality industry in an ICC arbitration; this matter bought together a cross-border team from Paris, with associate Liang-Ying Tan from the New York office in a support role. Further, the team was strengthened by two new additions: senior associate Florencia Villaggi joined from the firm's London office as an internal transfer, and Peter Behmke joined the team as partner from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense - ranked: tier 4

Herbert Smith Freehills

The New York-based team at Herbert Smith Freehills has a strong focus on the tobacco sector, as evidenced by its advising longstanding client British American Tobacco (BAT) in smoking and health lawsuits in the US and abroad. In recent highlights, Benjamin Rubenstein and Gregory Loss represented BAT in proceedings brought by the Korean National Health Insurance Service regarding the costs of treatment for smoking-related illnesses, and acted for the same client in two product liability class actions filed in Quebec, which sought punitive and moral damages for nicotine addiction. The firm is also defending Twinings North America and Souza Cruz in product liability claims.

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Latin America: International firms

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills is singled out for its ‚Äėin-depth knowledge about the Latin America market‚Äô, especially in the mining infrastructure space. The ‚Äėbusiness- and solution-oriented‚Äô Christian Leathley is defending the Republic of Costa Rica in investment treaty proceedings arising from the termination of a residential and hotel project on environmental grounds; he is also advising BHP Billiton on a series of disputes relating to the Escondida mining project in Chile, and a number of investment treaty arbitrations in the region. The team also handles a steady flow of commercial arbitration: recent cases include representing a joint venture company in ICC arbitration concerning a dispute over the development of an offshore LNG regasification project. The team lost Laurence Shore and Emmanuelle Cabrol to BonelliErede and Ashurst LLP respectively, but welcomed Thierry Tomasi, who joined the Paris office from Betto Seraglini.

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