Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky

Counsel

New York
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Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky represents multinational companies and sovereign governments in commercial and treaty-based arbitrations and before U.S. courts, with emphasis on disputes arising in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

He represented the claimant in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) additional facility arbitration resulting in an award of $1.2 billion in compensation for Venezuela’s expropriation of a gold-mining investment. He also represented a ConocoPhillips subsidiary in obtaining $380 million in compensation for the expropriation of investments in Ecuador. Carlos recently represented Middle Eastern investors seeking compensation for the wrongful termination of a railway concession by an African state. He has also acted for Georgian and UK investors in an energy charter arbitration over the expropriation of a petroleum investment in a central Asian state and has represented numerous award and judgment creditors of foreign sovereigns before U.S. courts.

Carlos has acted in disputes arising under the rules of institutions including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

Select Experience

International Arbitration

  • Representing Georgian and UK investors seeking compensation from Azerbaijan for the expropriation of a petroleum investment under the Energy Charter Treaty.
  • Representing Middle Eastern investors in parallel investment and commercial claims challenging an African government’s termination of a railway concession.

Litigation

  • Representing a U.S. defense contractor in the enforcement of a $130 million award against Venezuela and in subsequent efforts to execute judgment against Venezuelan assets.
  • Representing UK investors in the enforcement of a $33 million ICSID award against Spain.
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Experience

International Arbitration

  • Representing Georgian and UK investors seeking compensation from Azerbaijan for the expropriation of a petroleum investment under the Energy Charter Treaty.
  • Representing Middle Eastern investors in parallel investment and commercial claims challenging an African government’s termination of a railway concession.
  • Representing a Canadian investor in a claim arising out of Venezuela’s expropriation of a mining project, yielding a $1.2 billion award.
  • Representing Hungary in the defense of Energy Charter Treaty claims by a French natural gas investor.
  • Representing a ConocoPhillips subsidiary in an ICSID arbitration challenging Ecuador’s expropriation of oil investments, leading to a $380 million award.
  • Representing ConocoPhillips in an ICSID arbitration arising from Venezuela’s unlawful expropriation of heavy oil investments, resulting in an award of more than $8 billion.
  • Representing a Uruguayan investor seeking compensation for Venezuela’s expropriation of an investment in the tobacco sector.

Litigation

  • Representing a U.S. defense contractor in the enforcement of a $130 million award against Venezuela and in subsequent efforts to execute judgment against Venezuelan assets.
  • Representing UK investors in the enforcement of a $33 million ICSID award against Spain.
  • Representing French investors in the enforcement of a $43 million ICSID award against Venezuela.
  • Represented a Russian claimant in a third-party discovery proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in an investment treaty arbitration against Lithuania, and in a related appeal to the Second Circuit with findings in favor of the client.
  • Representing Swiss investors in the enforcement of a $450 million ICSID award against Venezuela.
  • Represented French, Spanish and UK award creditors in parallel federal district court and ICSID annulment proceedings involving a challenge to an arbitrator with findings in favor of the client.
  • Representing a South American government in an international asset recovery litigation spanning multiple jurisdictions.
  • Representing former Iraqi and Afghan interpreters for U.S. armed forces whose special immigrant visa applications had been delayed for as long as six years in a suit to compel U.S. government action.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, International Section 
    • International Arbitration and ADR Committee: Co-chair
    • International Chapters: Senior Vice-chair

Publications

Articles

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2007, cum laude
  • A.B., Princeton University, 2004, cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish