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King & Spalding LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States

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Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > International arbitration

King & Spalding LLP is best known for its work in investment treaty and energy disputes, particularly in the oil and gas sector. Clients praise the team’s ability of ‘staying a step ahead of potential issues, always proposing practical solutions, and shaping strategy to drive results‘. The group is jointly led by Houston-based energy dispute specialist Roberto Aguirre Luzi, Doak Bishop, who has a wealth of experience in Latin American disputes, and Harry Burnett, who is based in the New York office. Among the firm’s recent caseload is the successful representation of Chevron and its subsidiary Texaco Petroleum Company in a $9.5bn international arbitration proceeding against the Republic of Ecuador administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. The team is also acting for Sociedad Aeroportuaria Kuntur Wasi and Corporación América in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru brought under the Argentina – Peru bilateral investment treaty relating to a concession contract and a guarantee agreement, and is representing a group of UK investors in an arbitration against the Republic of Uruguay concerning the expropriation of a mining project. Caline Mouawad is singled out for her ‘excellent strategic leadership, hands-on approach and great communication‘ and is recommended alongside the ‘knowledgeable and experienced‘ Edward Kehoe.

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Edward Kehoe

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP fields a team of ‘true international arbitration specialists‘, who skillfully handle investment and commercial arbitration matters, and have particular expertise in the energy sector. Noted for its ‘impressive advocacy and deep understanding‘, the team has successfully represented Chevron and its subsidiary, Texaco Petroleum Company, in an international arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador pertaining to its violation of the BIT; following the proceedings, which were led by ‘outstanding lawyers‘ Doak Bishop and Edward Kehoe, the $9.5bn judgment rendered against Chevron was deemed unenforceable. ‘ExcellentCaline Mouawad, Henry Burnett, and Houston-based Craig Miles represented Bear Creek Mining Corporation in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru brought under the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement. Other key contacts include global disputes head Reginald Smith and head of upstream oil and gas John Bowman from Houston. The team has been strengthened with two new additions from White & Case LLPJohn Templeman joined as counsel in New York and Chip Rosenberg joined the Washington DC office; however, Houston-based Silvia Marchili left the firm to lead the international arbitration group at White & Case LLP.