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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP's New York-based arbitration team is 'building a stellar reputation' across commercial and investment disputes. Jointly led by David Lindsey and James Hosking (who is noted for 'providing first-class strategic and practical advice') the 30-person team includes litigation and arbitration lawyers with experience practicing at many of the world's largest law firms. Though the firm's work spans the globe, it is particularly well positioned to handle arbitration involving Latin American participants. A key figure in that space is Aníbal Sabater, who has expertise in arbitration across a number of industry sectors and spearheads the practice group's Spanish language offering. Sabater is currently acting for an investment house in parallel ICC proceedings against multiple South American entities. Also recommended is Yasmine Lahlou, 'an excellent lawyer', who, alongside firm co-founder Peter Chaffetz, represented Società Esecuzione Lavori Idraulici and a related company in ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a subcontract for works at a hydroelectric power plant in Guatemala. Gretta Walters and Erin Valentine were made counsels in the team.

Leading lawyers

David Lindsey - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

James Hosking - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Next generation lawyers

Yasmine Lahlou - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to insurers
Insurance: advice to insurers - ranked: tier 3

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

'High-profile' New York disputes firm Chaffetz Lindsey LLP has a 'very good national reputation', 'great depth of knowledge and experience in reinsurance, as well as a team of accessible and attentive partners'. The firm's range of services includes advice on matters covering asbestos, environmental issues, terrorism, financial guarantee, workers' compensation, post-M&A insurance  and insolvency matters. 'Great arbitrator' Peter Chaffetz and Andrew Poplinger served as lead counsel for AIG in a reinsurance dispute with Equitas for facultative insurance under an umbrella policy, while Charlie Scibetta defended the same client in a coverage dispute against its insured concerning underlying product liability claims. 'Fair collaborator and strategic thinker' Steven Schwartz continues to act for Imagine International Reinsurance as claimant in a commercial litigation revolving around false representations and warranties made by the seller of a stream of commission income. The team also includes experienced litigator Cia Moss.

Leading individuals: Insurance: advice to insurers: reinsurance

Peter Chaffetz - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Steven Schwartz - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Next generation lawyers

Andrew Poplinger - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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Latin America: International firms

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

According to one client, ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô dispute resolution boutique firm Chaffetz Lindsey LLP ‚Äėprovides the advantages of a boutique firm in which partners and senior lawyers are very knowledgeable and well versed in the details of specific matters ‚Äď but is simultaneously readily available and has very short response times in respect of a broad variety of matters, as a full-service law firm would be‚Äô. The practice is especially active in commercial arbitration: highlights included representing an investment fund in parallel ICC arbitrations against a number of South American entities arising from disputes concerning credit facilities; representing the subsidiary of a European energy company in arbitration against an international contractor (related to the construction of a power plant); and acting for a Brazilian construction company in a dispute with an oil company concerning the construction and refitting of floating production storage and offloading vessels. Recent investor-state arbitration cases include representing Albacora in a dispute against Ecuador over allegedly arbitrary taxation measures imposed within a free-trade zone. The ‚Äėexperienced and thorough‚Äô David Lindsey and James Hosking co-lead the New York-based group, which also includes An√≠bal Sabater, who has ‚Äėgreat attention to detail and is pleasant to work with‚Äô.

Leading lawyers

Aníbal Sabater - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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