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David Lindsey

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David Lindsey has practiced law for 28 years and is a founding partner of Chaffetz Lindsey LLP. David represents plaintiff and defendant multinational companies in cross border disputes most often decided by international arbitration tribunals under the rules of the ICDR, the ICC, the LCIA, and other top international arbitral institutions. David also has an active U.S. litigation practice in New York federal and state courts, and he has tried cases in the Florida courts. He is licensed to practice in New York, Florida, and the District of Columbia. His clients are leaders in the power, oil and gas, engineering, manufacturing, automotive sales, franchising, licensing, and pharmaceutical industries, and David has represented them in proceedings in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. David also acts both for and against foreign sovereigns concerning, among other things, expropriation of a foreign party’s investments, fair and equitable treatment under public international law, breach of a sovereign’s obligations under treaty instruments, breach of contract, determination of applicable law, U.S. racketeering laws, and the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. He represents private companies suing sovereigns, but also represents foreign sovereigns, their political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities in U.S. courts in matters arising from enforcement of U.S. trade sanctions.

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David Lindsey - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

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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.

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