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King & Spalding LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Edward Kehoe specializes in business arbitration and litigation. He is the Managing Partner of the New York office, co-head of our International Arbitration practice and a member of the firm’s management committee.

With more than 25 years of experience in business arbitration and litigation, Edward represents clients in the energy, mining, construction, professional services, finance and banking, pharmaceutical, and insurance sectors. He has been lead counsel in many international arbitration matters and trials (both jury and bench), with successful outcomes for his clients.

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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.

United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

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King & Spalding LLP fields ‘an extraordinary arbitration team’, with recent work shows its strengths across a range of commercial and investment arbitration work, as well as arbitration-related litigation. The group’s ability to act worldwide is enhanced by the firm’s global network and the arbitration experience of its counterparts spread across 17 offices worldwide. In Houston, the team is routinely involved in disputes relating to large projects in the oil and gas industry; John Bowman is a well-known name in this space, as is Reginald Smith, whom clients have singled out as ‘vigilant, courteous, and persuasive‘. The group has a strength in energy disputes across the board, but also acts for leading construction, manufacturing, transport, telecoms, and hospitality companies. Further, demonstrating its ability to represent individual investors equally well, the team recently secured a $45m award for Dutch national Trinh Vinh Binh in an arbitration initiated under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; at the time of writing, this victory marks the largest compensation for moral damages awarded to an individual investor to date. Also recommended is New-York based Viren Mascarenhas, who represented the UK claimants in a £3bn UNCITRAL arbitration against Uruguay. The department is led by Edward Kehoe and Doak Bishop, based in New York and Houston, respectively. The group’s French language arbitration offering was somewhat weakened with the departure of Caline Mouawad to dispute resolution boutique Chaffetz Lindsey LLP in December 2019.