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King & Spalding LLP

1100 LOUISIANA STREET, SUITE 4000, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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R Doak Bishop

Tel:
Work +1 713 751 3200
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King & Spalding LLP

Position

Doak Bishop is a litigation partner and a member of the firm’s Latin American Practice Group. Mr. Bishop has over 27 years experience focusing on international arbitration and litigation of oil and gas, energy, construction, and environmental disputes. He has developed a national reputation for his experience in international arbitration, serving both as an arbitrator and counsel in large business disputes. Mr. Bishop is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Career

Mr. Bishop presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (1990-present) and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes. He has previously served as Chairman of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas (1998) and Co-Chair of the American Bar Association International Litigation Committee (1998-1999).

Education

J.D., with honors, University of Texas B.A., with honors, Southern Methodist University.


Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Doak Bishop - King & Spalding LLP

Within: 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 Corporaci√≥n Am√©rica in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru brought under the Argentina ‚Äď 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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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: Leading lawyers

Doak Bishop - King & Spalding LLP

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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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

The team at King & Spalding LLP has a strong track record in energy infrastructure projects, including LNG and petrochemical plants, as well as contentious disputes. Scott Greer leads the transactional side, and recently advised LNG Canada on a $31bn export terminal in British Columbia, the first in Canada's history. Counsel Rajesh Patel and Washington DC-based Cynthia Stroman were also involved. Greer is supported by counsel Rob Garner, who divides his time between Atlanta and Houston, in assisting Motiva Enterprises with the development of a new petrochemical project to be built in Port Arthur, Texas. On the arbitration side, experienced litigator Mike Stenglein, who is based in Austin, is representing Reficar in ICC arbitration against CB&I relating to disputes arising from the construction of the Cartagena Oil Reifnery. He was assisted by Adam Gray, who splits his time between the Austin and Houston, and Doak Bishop. Named individuals are based in the firm's Houston office unless otherwise stated.

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