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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Mark Friedman

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner

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Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s New York-based practice is led by the highly regarded Donald Francis Donovan and David Rivkin, who jointly lead the firm’s international dispute resolution group, alongside Dietmar Prager who co-heads the Latin America practice. Major work highlights in the investment treaty space included representing Perenco Ecuador against the Republic of Ecuador in an ICSID arbitration pertaining to Ecuador’s 2006 amendment of the hydrocarbons law and a subsequent termination-of-contract dispute; acting for LafargeHolcim in a pending ICSID arbitration against the government of Venezuela; and representing Gramercy Funds Management (and an affiliate) in a dispute with Peru arising from the country’s attempts to avoid payment of agrarian bonds issued in exchange for expropriated rural properties. On the commercial side, mandates saw Catherine Amirfar acting for a pharmaceutical company in a multimillion-dollar contractual dispute; and Prager representing a construction contractor in ICC arbitration arising from an EPC contract. Mark Friedman and Patrick Taylor are also noted.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

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Mark Friedman - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Within: International arbitration

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP excels in handling investment arbitration, coupled with commercial arbitration and public international law in 'a seamless and efficient manner'. Mark Friedman recently represented Perenco Ecuador Limited against the Republic of Ecuador in an ICSID arbitration concerning Ecuador’s 2006 amendment of the Hydrocarbons Law and its declaration that Perenco’s Participation Contracts had come to an end. Other work includes acting as lead counsel for the Government of Qatar in various international disputes pertaining to coercive measures imposed by numerous Middle Eastern states on Qatar, which led to grave human rights abuses; the matter was jointly led by Catherine Amirfar, Donald Donovan, and 'excellent' department co-head David Rivkin. The team is also representing the client in the ICJ against the State of the UAE for violations of the UN CERD treaty. Other key names include Natalie Reid, who is co-chair of the firm's Caribbean practice, and Ina Popova.

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