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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > International arbitration

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP  is praised for its ‘great knowledge in a broad range of sectors and great depth in its analysis‘. The team is active in a large number of Latin American jurisdictions, including Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. A major recent work highlight was representing Perenco Ecuador against the Republic of Ecuador in an ICSID arbitration pertaining to Ecuador’s 2006 amendment of the hydrocarbons law and a subsequent termination-of-contract dispute. The team also acted for Gramercy Funds Management and an affiliate in a dispute against the Republic of Peru arising from Peru’s efforts to avoid payment of agrarian bonds issued in exchange for property expropriated by the government, and is representing a co nstruction company in its $600m ICC arbitration with a major oil company over delays and additional cost in a project. The New York-based international dispute resolution group is jointly led by Donald Donovan and David W Rivkin, alongside Dietmar Prager who co-heads the Latin America group. Mark Friedman and Ina Popova are highly recommended. London-based recently promoted partner Samantha Rowe  and Patrick Taylor are also names to note; the latter has notable expertise in the oil and gas and telecoms sectors.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP ‘has significant expertise and a deep bench, and the practice is remarkably dedicated and committed to client service‘. The advocacy-led practice acts for both state and commercial clients in the full range of high-value, international arbitration disputes, and the team has particular government-related experience. Former UK Attorney General Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC is managing partner of the London practice, and Wendy Miles QC acts in proceedings in the financial services, manufacturing, telecoms, insurance, construction, energy and natural resources sectors. Tony Dymond and Patrick Taylor are also highly rated. Samantha Rowe made partner, while Aimee-Jane Lee and the recently promoted Akima Paul Lambert and Gavin Chesney are key international counsels.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has ‘unmatched breadth of experience‘ across a broad spectrum of public international law-related areas. The team regularly undertakes complex cases involving international environmental law; international humanitarian law; treaty interpretation; indigenous rights; arbitrary detention; political persecution; state responsibility for internationally wrongful acts; and denial of justice claims. Lord Peter Goldsmith is particularly noted for his substantial experience in representing sovereign and commercial clients in public international law arbitration and other court proceedings worldwide. He is currently lead counsel in a series of high profile public international law disputes pursued by the State of Qatar, including in its case before the International Court of Justice under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Wendy Miles and Patrick Taylor are the other key names for proceedings in the financial services, telecoms, construction, and energy and natural resources sectors. Aimee-Jane Lee advises on the international protection of investments, particularly under bilateral investment treaties, the Energy Charter Treaty and investor-state contracts.