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King & Spalding LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States


Viren Mascarenhas is a partner and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group.  He is a specialist in international arbitration, focusing on both investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration, public international law, and business and human rights.  

Viren has acted as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings under the major institutional arbitral rules as well as ad hoc arbitral rules.  Viren has experience across a range of industries, including chemicals, consumer products and luxury goods.  He has particular expertise in disputes over natural resources.  His energy experience includes investment arbitrations brought against the governments of Argentina, Ecuador, Italy, Timor Leste, and Venezuela; commercial arbitrations regarding the dissolution of joint ventures, breach of supply contracts, tax disputes, and energy-related construction disputes, in matters concerning projects in Colombia, Libya, India, Russia, and the United States; and also LNG gas pricing arbitrations.  

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United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

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According to satisfied clients, King & Spalding LLP is ‘the best international arbitration firm in the market‘. Among its main assets, sources highlight its ‘breadth of experience‘, as well as its deep bench which ensures it can put forwardthe absolute right expert for whatever the case needs’. Historically best known for its reputation in the energy and extractive sectors, the group continues to expand its industry offering, with its recent cases also spanning manufacturing, construction, transport and telecoms, among other areas. The firm’s geographical footprint is equally diverse and it routinely handles international commercial and investment arbitrations globally from its US platforms, often working alongside partners in its overseas offices. Houston-based department co-chair Doak Bishop is widely recognized as one of the leading arbitration specialists in the market; he recently teamed up with New York-based group co-head Edward Kehoe and the Paris office to represent Spanish energy company Unión Fenosa Gas in a series of investment and commercial arbitrations against the Government of Egypt and its national natural gas company, EGAS. Outside of the energy sphere, the group represented the Dutch subsidiary of Quanta Services in a new ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru under the Netherlands–Peru Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) — New York-based Harry Burnett (‘an absolute rock star‘) co-led that work together with Kehoe and Houston-based Craig Miles. Other recommended names include the ‘vastly experiencedViren Mascarenhas, who splits his practice between New York and London, Chicago’s Javier Rubinstein and Atlanta-based Elizabeth Silbert. Érica Franzetti recently joined in Washington DC from Dechert LLP.