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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

1717 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 452 7373
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Fax +1 202 452 7333
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www.curtis.com
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Claudia Frutos-Peterson

Tel:
Work +1 202 452 7373
Email:
Web:
www.curtis.com/cfrutos-peterson
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration; Latin America

Position

Dr. Claudia Frutos-Peterson is managing partner of Curtis' Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's International Arbitration group .

Dr. Frutos-Peterson was formerly counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) from 2001 to 2009. At ICSID, she served as Secretary of Tribunals in numerous arbitral proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism, based on the bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

She focuses her practice on arbitration, international law and international investment law and works with multiple governments and state entities. She has represented foreign states in investor-state arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Dr. Frutos-Peterson is an Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., where she lectures on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars in the United States and abroad.  She is the author of the book L’émergence de l’arbitrage commercial international en Amérique latine: l’efficacité de son droit, published by L’Harmattan. 

Languages

Spanish; English; French

Member

International Bar Association; Grupo Latinoamericano de la CCI; Club Español de Arbitraje – Founding Member of the DC-NY Chapter; Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALArb); DC Bar Association; NY State Bar Association; Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board; Co-founder of D.C. Women in International Arbitration

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in International Legal Studies, with honors; Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne I, Doctorate in Law, summa cum laude; Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne I, Masters in International Economic Law; Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Derecho, Licenciatura en Derecho y C. Jurídicas, magna cum laude


Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP fields a number of ‘truly brilliant’ individuals who ‘take pride in learning everything about each case, not only the legal aspects but also the factual, technical, and economic aspects’. The team ‘brings an international perspective and a proximity to the client’. It has a market-leading practice representing states as respondents in high-stakes investor-state arbitrations, particularly in the oil and gas sector, and also has commercial arbitration capabilities. The practice counts Venezuela as a key client and has handled a number of high-profile ICSID cases for the state, including an arbitration brought by ConocoPhillips’ subsidiaries relating to petroleum exploration and development projects. The team includes lawyers based in New York, Washington DC, London and Mexico City, and is led by George Kahale III, who is ‘a bright legal mind with an excellent understanding of how companies and governments work’, which makes him ‘unbeatable in both commercial and investment arbitration’. Benard Preziosi is ‘great at cross-examining witnesses and experts’; Mark O'Donoghue, Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Kate Brown de Vejar and Gabriela Álvarez-Ávila are all noted.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has 'a sophisticated arbitration practice', which routinely represents sovereign states in high-stakes disputes. Leveraging 'an excellent ability to cut through challenges and make a case clearly and concisely', the team recently acted for the Republic of India on six separate arbitration matters brought by foreign investors in the telecoms sector, which included a case brought by Vodafone under the India-Netherlands BIT. The practice group also secured an ICSID annulment for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela concerning a $1.4bn award issued in 2014 in a case involving Mobil’s oil projects in Venezuela. The firm's roster of clients includes the State of Kuwait, the State of Libya and Turkmenistan. In New York, department head George Kahale III is ‘a bright legal mind’, and senior counsel Mark O’Donoghue, who acts for clients such as Republic of Cyprus, is ‘first rate’. Also recommended are recently promoted partner Robert Garcia and Washington DC-based Claudia Frutos-Peterson. Miriam Harwood left the firm for Squire Patton Boggs. All named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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