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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is a firm of nearly 1,000 lawyers with renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practitioners, and leading multidisciplinary practices in the life sciences and financial services industries. Client-driven and industry-focused, the firm's lawyers practice across more than 30 critical areas to help clients with complex needs stay ahead of the global market, anticipate opportunities and address issues that impact the very value of their businesses. The firm offers clients practical forward-looking, results-oriented solutions to handle their US, international and cross-border legal needs.

International arbitration

Arnold & Porter has been involved in a wide range of international arbitration and litigation matters relating to Latin America for US and international clients, in addition to sovereign governments/entities in Latin America. The firm regularly serves as counsel, advisers, advocates and arbitrators in proceedings before different arbitral bodies. The firm handles disputes between sovereign governments and private investors. Notably, the firm has represented a larger number of Latin American states in investor-state arbitrations than any other law firm.

Sovereign finance

Arnold & Porter has acted as legal counsel in numerous international financial transactions on behalf of sovereigns and public sector entities. The firm has served as international counsel to many governments in Latin America and it regularly advises sovereigns and sovereign entities on private and public debt securities offerings; liability management transactions; debt restructuring; syndicated loans; export credit agency financings; co-financings with multilateral financial institutions; privatization transactions; and asset management operations for central banks.

Financing transactions

Arnold & Porter represents clients in a range of financing transactions, including capital markets, lending, project finance and derivatives. The firm has represented clients as issuers and borrowers in industries such as banking, consumer products, real estate, computer, communications, construction, consumer goods, resorts, airline, agribusiness, energy, mining, healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, printing, and publishing. The firm's experience includes work on behalf of both foreign investors and Latin American entities.

International trade

Arnold & Porter handles the full range of international and national legal issues arising from the increasing global trade in goods and services. The practice encompasses international trade regulation and disputes, from advising governments and private parties in free-trade negotiations, to litigating disputes before the World Trade Organization (WTO), to handling import dispute cases worldwide. The firm also counsels companies in all areas of US international trade compliance, with regard to both exports and imports.

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  • The role of arbitrators in EU antitrust law

    In May 2014, it will be ten years since Regulation No 1/2003 entered into force. When the legislator of the European Union adopted this Regulation on 16 December 2002, its main objective was to decentralise the enforcement of the two main provisions of EU antitrust law, Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (now Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)). Where do the arbitrators fit in this picture?

    - Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

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