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United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Recent standout matters for the team at Jones Day include representing World Wide Minerals and Alhambra Resources in two separate ICSID arbitrations against the Republic of Kazakhstan, and representing Omega in a $100m ICSID claim against the Republic of Panama under the US-Panama BIT. The department is headed by Washington DC-based Gregory Shumaker and includes Melissa Gorsline and Andrew Ness, also in Washington DC, as well as San Francisco-based Steven L. Smith and Stephen V. O’Neal. Also recommended are Marcus S. Quintanilla, who splits his time between San Francisco and Mexico City, and Thomas Lynch, who is based in the firm’s New York office.

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

(Hall of Fame)

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The construction practice at Jones Day is especially skilled in assisting troubled projects with successful completion and litigation avoidance. San Francisco-based Rowan Mason, who was recently promoted to the partnership, was part of the team that supported San Francisco-based Stephen O’Neal in a $2.2bn defense of Chevron against multiple claims by CPB Contractors. Claims brought against Chevron’s US-based entities were successfully resolved; litigation continues in Australia. Kent Lindsay and David Wallach, who are based in the firm’s San Francisco office, were also part of the team. In other headline litigation work, the firm is representing the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, one of the primary parties in the San Francisco Millennium Tower project; the dispute concerns defects with the tower, which have led to sinking and tilting among other issues, and amounts at stake total to more than $1bn. Los Angeles-based Daniel McMillan leads on the matter and has extensive experience in complex disputes; he is supported by a sizable team including of counsel Jeffrey Kirzner, who is based in Irvine, and counsel Jacqueline DeCamara, who is in the Los Angeles office. McMillan also has notable transactional expertise, which was evident in his advice on construction contracts for the next phase of the City of Hope project, which totals $750m. He was supported by Dallas-based Peter Laun. Andrew Ness retired.