International Arbitration Boot Camp: Protecting the International Project from Catastrophe

Events / Wednesday, April 27, 2016

On Wednesday, April 27, BakerHostetler’s International Arbitration and Litigation Team hosted an in-depth presentation on key issues companies, funders, investors and governments face when planning or executing a long-term project outside the United States. This session covered the following practical and strategic issues: 

  • How to protect against Host Government misconduct, unfair or discriminatory investigations or arbitrary decisions, including demands for bribes. This discussion will include strategic considerations of investor-state arbitration protections under BITS and ICSID; front-end contractual protections and back-end enforcement; and the little-known, but powerful benefits of political risk insurance.
  • Recent developments in foreign sovereign immunities protections that could affect implementation of the overseas project and enforcement in U.S. courts.
  • Consideration of local content requirements and repatriation of profits from abroad.
  • Review of sources of law that apply to contracts that may not be spelled out in the contract (e.g., UNIDROIT rules).
  • Mark A. Cymrot, Partner, BakerHostetler, Washington, D.C. (202.861.1677
  • Sashe D. Dimitroff, Partner, BakerHostetler, Houston, Texas (713.646.1320)
  • Kenneth B. Reisenfeld, Partner, BakerHostetler, Washington, D.C. (202.861.1545)

Presentation Materials >>

Recorded Webinar 

About BakerHostetler’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Team:

BakerHostetler provides international arbitration, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution representation for multinational companies, Sovereign State governments, international organizations, and private investors. Our lawyers have served as advocates or arbitrators in complex investor-state, public international, commercial and criminal disputes in virtually every country and before the major international arbitration institutions worldwide. Our lawyers also act as trial counsel in U.S. and state courts across the United States, particularly in respect to enforcement or setting aside arbitral awards or Section 1782 discovery actions related to foreign arbitral proceedings. Several of our partners are world-renowned leaders of the international arbitration bar and are regularly appointed as arbitrators in significant commercial or investment treaty arbitrations.

The Team, consisting of more than 30 lawyers, regularly represents clients in complex cross-border business and investment disputes, civil and criminal, in U.S. and foreign courts and before major arbitration forums, including the ICC, AAA/ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, DIS, NAI, WIPO, WTO, and UNCITRAL. We have represented claimants or respondent States in cases involving Argentina, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Honduras, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Turkey and the United States.

For more information, please contact Courtney Daniel at 713.276.1696.