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Winston & Strawn LLP

35 WEST WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60601-9703, USA
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Work +1 312 558 5600
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www.winston.com

Ricardo Ugarte

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Work 312-558-6130
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Winston & Strawn

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Litigation

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https://www.winston.com/en/who-we-are/attorneys/ugarte-ricardo-e.html


Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Led by Ricardo Ugarte, Winston & Strawn LLP’s six-partner team is known for investment arbitration, where it has a wealth of experience acting for a diverse mix of Latin American sovereign states, state-owned entities and investors. The Washington DC-based Tomás Leonard and Eric Bloom continue to represent the Republic of Ecuador in a decade-long series of disputes, including its multibillion-dollar UNCITRAL arbitration with Chevron and Texaco pertaining to environmental damage. Other work highlights saw the practice group handling an investor-state arbitration in the telecoms sector. Team developments saw the 2017 arrival of Julissa Reynoso, who joined from legacy firm Chadbourne & Parke.

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London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Winston & Strawn London LLP's 'established team is first-rate in sometimes difficult circumstances'. A substantial part of the London's group includes the representation of clients in large-scale infrastructure disputes as well as cases involving traditional and renewable energy power, and transportation projects. The London team is led by Michael Stepek and Matthew Bate; Stepek led advice to Rolling Vista Ventures  in an arbitration proceeding under the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre arbitration rules, which arose out of a master investment and shareholder agreement. Ricardo Ugarte divides time between Chicago and London; and senior associate Daniel Meagher is 'a standout arbitration lawyer and a very strong operator'. Other key advisers are of counsel Kseniya Elfimova, who divides her time between London and Brussels, and associate Shayan Farhad.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Winston & Strawn LLP¬†has vast expertise in commercial arbitration concentrated in the energy, and the oil and gas sectors. Led by Ricardo Ugarte,¬†who splits his time between London and Chicago, the team is acting for¬†the Republic of Ecuador in a $9.5m UNCITRAL arbitration proceeding instigated by Chevron Corporation and Texaco Petroleum Company. It is also representing the Republic of Haiti in certain investment treaty matters.¬†Also recommended are Washington DC-based¬†Eric Bloom¬†(‚Äėgreat team leader‚Äô) and Julissa Reynoso, who is based in New York.¬†Tom√°s Leonard¬†and Nicole Silver¬†left the Washington DC office to join¬†Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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