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Peter Chaffetz

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Over more than 30 years of practice, Peter Chaffetz has first-chaired more than 30 trials and arbitrations and has practiced actively in both New York and California. Prior to forming Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, he served as the global head of litigation for Clifford Chance, leading the firm’s 600+ lawyer litigation practice and serving on the firm’s global management committee. Chaffetz is recognized by independent industry guides as an expert in his field, including being ranked in Band 1 and 2 for Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance and Dispute Resolution: Insurance by Chambers USA, and being listed as one of Who’s Who Legal’s Ten Most Highly Regarded Individuals in insurance and reinsurance law.

United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP's New York-based arbitration team is 'building a stellar reputation' across commercial and investment disputes. Jointly led by David Lindsey and James Hosking (who is noted for 'providing first-class strategic and practical advice') the 30-person team includes litigation and arbitration lawyers with experience practicing at many of the world's largest law firms. Though the firm's work spans the globe, it is particularly well positioned to handle arbitration involving Latin American participants. A key figure in that space is Aníbal Sabater, who has expertise in arbitration across a number of industry sectors and spearheads the practice group's Spanish language offering. Sabater is currently acting for an investment house in parallel ICC proceedings against multiple South American entities. Also recommended is Yasmine Lahlou, 'an excellent lawyer', who, alongside firm co-founder Peter Chaffetz, represented Società Esecuzione Lavori Idraulici and a related company in ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a subcontract for works at a hydroelectric power plant in Guatemala. Gretta Walters and Erin Valentine were made counsels in the team.

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United States: Industry focus

Insurance: advice to insurers

Within: Leading individuals: Insurance: advice to insurers: reinsurance

Peter Chaffetz - Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Within: Insurance: advice to insurers

'High-profile' New York disputes firm Chaffetz Lindsey LLP has a 'very good national reputation', 'great depth of knowledge and experience in reinsurance, as well as a team of accessible and attentive partners'. The firm's range of services includes advice on matters covering asbestos, environmental issues, terrorism, financial guarantee, workers' compensation, post-M&A insurance  and insolvency matters. 'Great arbitrator' Peter Chaffetz and Andrew Poplinger served as lead counsel for AIG in a reinsurance dispute with Equitas for facultative insurance under an umbrella policy, while Charlie Scibetta defended the same client in a coverage dispute against its insured concerning underlying product liability claims. 'Fair collaborator and strategic thinker' Steven Schwartz continues to act for Imagine International Reinsurance as claimant in a commercial litigation revolving around false representations and warranties made by the seller of a stream of commission income. The team also includes experienced litigator Cia Moss.

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