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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

ONE BATTERY PARK PLAZA, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004-1482, USA
Tel:
Work +212 837 6000
Fax:
Fax +212 422 4726
Email:
Web:
www.hugheshubbard.com

John Fellas

Tel:
Work +1 (212) 837-6075
Email:
Web:
www.hugheshubbard.com/attorneys/john-fellas
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration and Litigation.

Position

Partner; International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration; Securities; Intellectual Property; Acts as counsel, and arbitrator in cases under, e.g., ICC, ICDR, AAA and UNCITRAL Rules; Represents foreign clients in litigation in US courts and advises foreign and US clients on global litigation strategy.

Career

Admitted in NY; solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Languages

English.

Member

Member, American Law Institute; Member, American Society for International Law; Member, IBA; Member, LCIA; Member American Bar Association, Section on International Litigation; Member, The Association of the bar of the City of New York; Member, Panel of International Arbitrators and Conciliators, American Arbitration Association; Member of Mediation Panel, District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Education

University of Durham, B.A, (Hons) Law Harvard Law School, LLM, 1985; SJD 1989.


Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP’s team is jointly led by Washington DC-based John Townsend and New York-based John Fellas and Steven Hammond. The team handles a steady stream of investment treaty disputes and a range of commercial arbitration and is growing its regional expertise – at least in Brazil – via a co-operation agreement with the Rio de Janeiro-based Saud Advogados. Recent highlights include representing Huntington Ingalls Industries in its arbitration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela arising from Venezuela’s failure to pay for repairs on two Lupo-class frigates. Co-chair of the firm’s Treaty Arbitration practice, as well as acting as counsel Hammond also frequently sits as an arbitrator. The team lost Alexander Yanos to Alston & Bird LLP in 2017.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: Leading lawyers

John Fellas - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Within: International arbitration

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is 'at the top of its legal game'. Jointly led by Washington DC-based John Townsend and 'great legal mind' James H. Boykin, the team is especially active in investor-state arbitration and is involved in five arbitrations against the Russian Federation under the Russia-Ukraine BIT, pertaining to the loss of investment by Ukrainian investors that occurred during the Crimea annexation of 2014. Townsend also represented the Government of Hungary in an $800m ICSID arbitration commenced by Engie under the Energy Charter Treaty. Key contacts in New York include John Fellas, an 'instinctive advocate', the 'exceptional' Hagit M. Elul and Steven Hammond, who heads the treaty arbitration team. Stephen Rabinowitz left the firm for Dechert LLP.

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