Chadbourne’s International Arbitration and Public International Law practice is known for our success handling hundreds of millions of dollars of international commercial and international investment arbitration cases. The team consists of academically distinguished lawyers with varied backgrounds, a range of language skills and long-standing local and practical experience to help navigate our clients through the complex and unique issues that arise in arbitration before international courts and tribunals worldwide.
As a leading law firm in the field, we are well-acquainted with the most respected arbitrators throughout the world and appear regularly before all of the leading arbitral forums in the world. Our experience spans a variety of industries including energy, construction, oil and gas, concessions (and the project finance and construction agreements related to these projects), telecommunications, chemicals, mining, financial services and insurance and reinsurance, among others.
Our Public International Law practice focuses on the protection of foreign investments, expropriation claims, government concession contracts and international environmental law. We have extensive experience analyzing the impact of private and public international law on international commercial transactions.
Chadbourne’s world-renowned International Arbitration and Public International Law practice is consistently ranked in leading industry publications, including Chambers & Partners, Global Arbitration Review, The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation.
ICSID Expropriation Arbitration
Chadbourne is representing the claimants in an ICSID arbitration involving the expropriation by Venezuela of a fertilizer plant and related offtake agreement. This is one of the first international investment treaty cases to consider the issue of whether an offtake agreement in connection with a project-financed project constitutes an "investment" under the Swiss-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty and ICSID Convention.
Chemical Engineering Joint Venture Arbitration
Chadbourne represented the respondent in an action brought by a partner in a French joint venture. The claims were factually dense and presented very complicated chemical engineering issues. Chadbourne successfully obtained a partial award at the end of 2012, in which the court dismissed all but one of the claims and significantly curtailed discovery. The remaining claim was fully submitted in 2013. The case settled in 2014 on very favorable terms for our client.
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network Dispute
Representing Mid-Atlantic Sports Network in connection with a petition to vacate an arbitral award rendered in favor of the Washington Nationals by a committee of Major League Baseball purporting to determine the fair market value of telecast rights fees. Chadbourne successfully obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in favor of our client, blocking enforcement of the award.
Irina Tymczyszyn is an English-qualified solicitor with considerable experience in multijurisdictional cross-border disputes. She advises major international clients primarily in the area of disputes relating to shareholders' and investment agreements, construction agreements, agreements...