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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Ted Posner

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Career

Theodore Posner, partner in Weil’s International Arbitration and Trade Practice, draws on over 15 years of experience as a litigator, negotiator, and advisor in the areas of international trade and investment, including in the Office of the US Trade Representative, the National Security Council, and the House and Senate. His practice covers international arbitration, litigation, strategic counseling relating to international trade and investment, and national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).


United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

The 'smart and savvy' team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP acts for clients in complex arbitration proceedings, which recently included representing MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company as co-counsel alongside Dechert LLP in a dispute against the Republic of Croatia. In addition, the team successfully represented the Government of Hungary against a Portuguese Bank based on alleged violations of the Portugal-Hungary Bilateral Investment Treaty. Ted Posner and Eric Ordway in New York are also recommended.

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International trade

Within: International trade

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP's two-partner team is engaged in a raft of significant trade matters as a consequence of the firm's vast pipeline of transactional work. 'An expert on foreign investment and sanctions', Washington DC-based team head Ted Posner is regularly engaged on the CFIUS front for the firm's impressive roster of private equity sponsors on their global transactions; he recently acted for Antin Infrastructure Partners on the CFIUS review of its acquisition of FirstLight Fiber from Oak Hill Capital Partners. Posner also 'has a uniquely deep understanding of the intersection of policy, politics and business', traits which are admirably demonstrated in his continued role for Chevron on bilateral investment treaty matters.

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