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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004-1482
United States
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Work Department

International Arbitration and Litigation.


Partner; International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration; Securities; Intellectual Property; Acts as counsel, and arbitrator in cases under, e.g., ICC, ICDR, AAA and UNCITRAL Rules; Represents foreign clients in litigation in US courts and advises foreign and US clients on global litigation strategy.


Admitted in NY; solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales.




Member, American Law Institute; Member, American Society for International Law; Member, IBA; Member, LCIA; Member American Bar Association, Section on International Litigation; Member, The Association of the bar of the City of New York; Member, Panel of International Arbitrators and Conciliators, American Arbitration Association; Member of Mediation Panel, District Court for the Southern District of New York.


University of Durham, B.A, (Hons) Law Harvard Law School, LLM, 1985; SJD 1989.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Hall of Fame)

John FellasHughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP maintains a busy arbitration practice covering international commercial- and investment treaty arbitration, acting for foreign sovereigns, US and foreign companies, and financial institutions. The team has also developed a reputation in disputes involving a political element. The practice group has an extensive footprint across Washington DC, New York, and Miami. The wider arbitration group is jointly led by New York-based John Fellas and Hagit Muriel Elul, alongside John Townsend in Washington DC. Also in DC is James Boykin, who chairs the investment treaty arbitration practice. The Miami-based team was strengthened by the arrival of Luis O’Naghten, who joined from Baker McKenzie LLP in February 2019;  a fluent Spanish speaker, O’Naghten is especially experienced in handling disputes involving Latin America. Clients have also singled out New York-based Daniel Weiner for art-related disputes. Sector strengths in the wider team include financial services, mining, energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and real estate.