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Norton Rose Fulbright
HOUSTON, TX 77010-3095
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP undertakes both international investment as well as commercial arbitration work; it is fully integrated within the global arbitration group and is adept at handling matters requiring close collaboration with the firm’s network consisting of over 150 specialists worldwide. The group attracts praise from clients for its ‘great leadership in oil and gas arbitration work’; indeed, the energy industry is an area of primary focus for the team in Houston, where key contacts include practice head Mark Baker and Kevin O’Gorman (‘knows oil and gas inside out’). Led by Matthew Kirtland, the arbitration team in Washington DC has extensive experience in court proceedings relating to the recognition and the enforcement of arbitral awards. In New York, Mina Matin specializes in Bermuda Form arbitrations in the insurance sector; Matin has additional barrister and solicitor qualifications in the UK.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

Outstanding personalityMark Baker co-leads Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration practice out of Houston alongside fellow global practice co-chair, Montreal-based Pierre Bienvenu. The practice – including practitioners based in Sao Paulo and Mexico – covers the entire Latin American market, advising on commercial and investment treaty matters, with energy, mining, transport, infrastructure and life sciences particular areas of focus. Recent matters saw the team advise offshore chains and accessories maker Vicinay Cadenas in a dispute with Petrobras America that lasted nearly a decade before a settlement was reached; it is also currently involved in confidential matters in the aviation, shipping, energy and agribusiness sectors. Key contacts include: Houston-based energy expert Kevin O’Gorman; international arbitration specialist Martin Valasek (in Montreal); and Matthew H Kirtland, who leads the firm’s Washington DC-based international arbitration team. Ottawa-based counsel Alison G. FitzGerald, who has experience in ad hoc arbitrations and matters administered under all the major arbitral institutions; and Houston-based senior associate Denton Nichols in Houston, are both up-and-comers of note.