Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky

Partner

New York
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Overview

Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky represents multinational companies and sovereign governments in investor-state and commercial arbitrations, with emphasis on disputes arising in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. He also frequently represents litigants before U.S. courts in matters involving arbitration award and judgment enforcement, international discovery, sovereign immunities and other complex cross-border issues.

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

Carlos is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and listed on the National Roster of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He also serves as Executive Vice-Chair of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Select Experience

International Arbitration

  • Representing a Luxembourg investor in an ICSID arbitration seeking compensation from Slovenia for multiple breaches of the Energy Charter Treaty.
  • Representing U.S. investors in an ICSID arbitration seeking compensation from Grenada for the expropriation of an investment in a resort development.

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 a Luxembourg investor in an ICSID arbitration seeking compensation from Slovenia for multiple breaches of the Energy Charter Treaty.
  • Representing U.S. investors in an ICSID arbitration seeking compensation from Grenada for the expropriation of an investment in a resort development.
  • Representing U.S. investors in an ICSID arbitration seeking compensation from Peru for the expropriation of a renewable energy investment.
  • Representing a Central American state in a treaty dispute arising out of an investment in the agricultural sector.
  • Representing a digital finance company in a complex commercial arbitration under SIAC rules.
  • Represented a Canadian investor in a claim arising out of Venezuela’s expropriation of a mining project, yielding a $1.2 billion award.
  • Represented Georgian and UK investors seeking compensation from Azerbaijan for the expropriation of a petroleum investment under the Energy Charter Treaty.
  • Represented ConocoPhillips in an ICSID arbitration arising from Venezuela’s unlawful expropriation of heavy oil investments, resulting in an award of more than $8 billion.
  • Represented Middle Eastern investors in parallel investment and commercial claims challenging an African government’s termination of a railway concession.
  • Represented a Middle Eastern investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising out of the expropriation of a series of manufacturing investments by an African state.
  • Represented Hungary in the defense of Energy Charter Treaty claims brought by a French natural gas investor.
  • Represented a ConocoPhillips subsidiary in an ICSID arbitration challenging Ecuador’s expropriation of oil investments, leading to a $380 million award.
  • Represented a Uruguayan investor seeking compensation for Venezuela’s expropriation of an investment in the tobacco sector.
  • Represented Tanzania’s public works ministry in an ICC arbitration arising out of a construction dispute with a Japanese engineering firm.
  • Represented a U.S. construction firm in the ICC arbitration of a licensing dispute with a South Asian chemical company.
  • Represented a European energy company in the UNCITRAL arbitration of a unitization dispute with an African state oil company.

Litigation

  • Represented 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.
  • Represented UK investors in the enforcement of a $33 million ICSID award against Spain.
  • Represented French investors in the enforcement of a $43 million ICSID award against Venezuela.
  • Represented an investor-state arbitration claimant in third-party discovery proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in an investment treaty arbitration against Lithuania, and in a related appeal to the Second Circuit.
  • Represented 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.
  • Represented a South American government in an international asset recovery litigation spanning multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented 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.
  • 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.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Fellow (FCIArb)
  • American Arbitration Association, National Roster of Arbitrators
  • Metro New York Super Lawyers
    • "Rising Star" (2022)
  • Law360: International Arbitration Editorial Board (2022)

Memberships

  • European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration
  • International Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association 
    • International Section: Executive Vice-Chair

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