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King & Spalding LLP

1100 LOUISIANA STREET, SUITE 4000, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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Craig Miles

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King & Spalding LLP

Position

Craig Miles is a partner in King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Group, residing in the Houston office. In 2011, Mr. Miles was named to Global Arbitration Review’s “45 Under 45” listing of the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners under the age of 45.

Member

Memberships ICC Task Force on Investor-State Arbitration IBA Arbitration Committee ALArb Investment Arbitration Committee ITA Advisory Board Institute for Energy Law Advisory Board Young Arbitrators Forum Houston International Arbitration Club American Bar Association, International Law Section Houston Bar Association

Education

J.D., University of Houston A.B., Cornell University


Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

King & Spalding LLP’s ‘impressive’ team has an outstanding track record in the oil and gas sector, a strength that was amply demonstrated when it successfully represented Chevron in a series of arbitrations relating to an environmental judgment issued by the courts of Ecuador. More recently, the ‘knowledgeable’ Roberto Aguirre-Luzi secured a $320m award for Teinver, Transportes de Cercanías and Autobuses Urbanos del Sur in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina relating to the expropriation of two airlines. Other highlights included successfully representing Burlington Resources in investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador; acting for South American Silver in investor-state arbitration (under UNCITRAL rules) against Bolivia concerning the expropriation of mining concessions; and securing a significant award for Bear Creek Mining Company in an ICSID arbitration against Peru resulting from the expropriation of the Santa Ana mining project. According to one client, Doak Bishop is ‘among the top five arbitrators worldwide’. New York-based Henry Burnett has particular expertise in the mining and construction sectors and Singapore-based Wade Coriell is ‘extremely prepared and diligent’. Kenneth Fleuriet, who divides his time between Paris and Washington DC, Edward Kehoe, Craig Miles and counsel Isabel Fernandez de la Cuesta are all also noted.

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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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