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Arnold & Porter
601 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-3743
United States

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Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > International arbitration

Arnold & Porter‘s client roster features a large number of states, including the Dominican Republic, Chile, Peru, Columbia and Panama, which it represents in investor-state arbitrations. Paolo Di Rosa heads the global international arbitration practice, and was part of the team, which also included London-based  Patricio Grané Labat and Dmitri Evseev, that represented the Republic of Costa Rica in a dispute against Infinito Gold regarding exploration permits and a concession for the exploitation of a gold mine. The team is also assisting the Republic of Peru with a series of disputes in the gas transportation sector.  Washington DC-based Whitney DebevoiseGaela Gehring Flores and Mallory Silberman are defending the Republic of Panama against a claim filed by the US subsidiaries of Bridgestone Corporation relating to its IP rights.

United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Arnold & Porter is commended for its track record of acting for sovereign states in investment arbitration. Eli Whitney Debevoise II is representing the Republic of the Philippines in an approximately $2.8bn investor-state treaty dispute brought by Shell Philippines Exploration. The practice group also acts for corporate clients, which recently included head of global international arbitration Paolo Di Rosa and San Francisco-based Maria Chedid representing Turkish energy company Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim in a $1.8bn ICSID arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The team also represented the Kingdom of Thailand in an investment arbitration that involves a mining dispute between Australian mining companies Kingsgate Consolidated and Kingsgate Capital. Gaela Gehring Flores and Houston office team head Thad Dameris are additional contacts. Kabir Duggal joined as a senior associate from Baker McKenzie LLP. Individuals mentioned are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.