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Henry Burnett

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Henry G. “Harry” Burnett is a partner with King & Spalding’s Business Litigation practice in the New York office. As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Burnett concentrates on international commercial and investor-state arbitration matters and ADR proceedings generally as well as general domestic and international litigation in state and federal courts.


Profession Memberships and Activities American Bar Association Bolivian American Chamber of Commerce Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce Member, Board of Directors and Legal Affairs Committee Member Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board Member International Bar Association, Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation Committees National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty Member (2003-2006) New York City Bar Association: Telecommunications Law Committee (2006 to 2009) Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee (2002 - 2005) Copyright and Literary Property Committee (1999 - 2002) Peruvian Business Council The Culver Educational Foundation, Culver Legion, Director (2007-2010) United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce-Northeast Chapter, Member, Management Committee Additional Information Bar Admissions: United States Supreme Court; New York; Second Circuit Court of Appeals; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; Illinois; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma; U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska; Member, Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.


Harry earned his B.A. degree in Philosophy and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

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. 'Excellent' Caline 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 LLP: John 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.

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