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White & Case LLP
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Washington, District of Columbia 20005-3807
United States
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International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Sovereigns




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Abby Cohen Smutny White & Case LLP

The ‘excellent’ full-service international arbitration group at White & Case LLP handles an impressive number of cases for sovereign clients, thereby cementing its market-leading position in international investment arbitration. The team is also adept at acting for corporate clients in commercial arbitral proceedings, and is regularly retained for construction, energy, mining and metals, and oil and gas sector work in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Americas. It is led out of Washington DC by Abby Cohen Smutny, who heads the global international arbitration group, and Carolyn Lamm, who serves as head of the Americas arbitration practice. However, the practice group also has a strong presence in New York – where key contacts include Paul Friedland, Ank Santens and Damien Nyer – and Houston; it is also well placed to call upon the expertise of arbitration specialists from across its global network. The Houston-based team has focused on serving Portuguese-speaking clients, among others; following his arrival from King & Spalding LLP, Jorge Mattamouros has become instrumental to the team’s offering in this regard.