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Covington’s International Arbitration Group, comprising more than 50 lawyers, handles cases under the rules of every major arbitration system in the world, under common law and civil law systems, and in English, Spanish, French, and other languages. We handle disputes in a wide variety of industries, including energy, mining, manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, insurance, construction, finance, sports, and life sciences.
We are lead counsel in commercial and investment-treaty disputes arising in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, and the Middle East, involving claims valued in the billions of dollars. Several lawyers in the group are fully trained in more than one legal system, and our lawyers are regularly selected as chairs and party-appointed arbitrators in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations.
We are consistently ranked as a leading arbitration practice in Chambers, Legal 500, and Global Arbitration Review, and many of our lawyers are individually ranked as leaders in the field in these and similar publications.
Why Clients Choose Covington
Represented Spanish investors in Yukos Oil Company in an SCC arbitration against the Russian Federation arising from Russia’s expropriation of the company. The tribunal issued an award in our clients’ favor that valued Yukos at more than $60 billion at the time the company was expropriated.
Represented an ExxonMobil subsidiary in an ICC arbitration against the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, PDVSA, resulting in a US$908 million award for breach of contract.
Representation of Exxon Corporation in New York-seated arbitration and related judicial proceedings against its insurers for losses arising from the Valdez oil spill, resulting in a reported recovery of US$780 million.
Representation of Korea National Oil Corporation in an ICDR arbitration and ancillary federal court proceedings arising from a US$1.2 billion acquisition of an oil and gas exploration and production company.
Representation of Merck in ad hoc London arbitrations against various insurers that produced a disclosed recovery of approximately US$590 million, plus US$45 million in fees and interest, for prescription drug liabilities — reportedly one of the largest commercial awards in Europe in recent years.
Representation of Kyocera Corporation, successfully obtaining a summary judgment dismissing over US$150 million in damages claims and then successfully defending that award in a set-aside action in the U.S. federal courts.
Representation of a joint venture of Newmont Mining and Sumitomo in an arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules relating to the Indonesian government’s efforts to terminate an agreement regarding exploitation of copper and gold resources.
Assisted a Korean state company involved in legal battles and protracted negotiations over a multi-billion dollar project development. When negotiations failed and parties refused to turn up to the table, Covington stepped in to help the company reconvene the parties and move forward on negotiating an amicable resolution.
Representation of a leading U.S. railroad in a London arbitration against an insurer for liabilities arising from a major train derailment and lethal chemical release, resulting in a highly favorable settlement.
Representation of a U.S. mining company in an ICC arbitration against a Dutch company arising out of a contractual dispute involving an investment in Peru.
Representation of two oil and gas majors in a US$100 million ICDR arbitration in New York arising out of alleged breaches of a crude oil transportation agreement.
Representation of a leading Mexican land development company against a large U.S. resort developer in an ICC arbitration involving claims for breach of contract.
A French E&P company in an ICC arbitration with a Swedish independent arising out of the alleged breach of first refusal rights under a JOA.
Representation of a European oil and gas major in an ICC arbitration under English law arising out of a field services agreement relating to operations in the Middle East.
Representation of a major European oil and gas company in a pending ICDR arbitration with a Brazilian oil and gas major relating to crude transportation agreements in the Andean region.
Representing subsidiaries of an international oil company in pending ICSID arbitration proceedings involving expropriation of investments in Venezuela, resulting in a tribunal award of compensation exceeding U.S. $2 billion in value.
A French oil and gas independent in an ICSID arbitration against a Latin American state, in a dispute arising out of alleged breaches of a bilateral investment treaty and several production sharing agreements.
Co-lead counsel to Occidental Petroleum in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador arising out of the wrongful termination of a production-sharing agreement that resulted in the largest ICSID and investment treaty award to date.
In numerous securities arbitrations arising from alleged securities frauds and other wrongs.
Lead counsel for Apache Corporation in insurance coverage arbitration and litigation proceedings relating to the explosion of a gas pipeline in Western Australia.
Representation of Rockwell Automation on the harmonization of arbitration and other dispute resolution practices and policies in over 40 national markets worldwide.
Advised the Government of Vietnam regarding its dispute with China over maritime boundaries in the South China Sea.
Representation of two Spanish subsidiaries of GRUMA S.A. de C.V., a Mexican food conglomerate, in an ICSID arbitration proceeding against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela arising out of certain measures of the Republic that violate the bilateral investment treaty between Spain and Venezuela.
Representation of ExxonMobil subsidiaries in a pending ICSID arbitration against Venezuela seeking full compensation under the Netherlands-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty and international law for the expropriation of investments in Venezuela. We successfully obtained US$900 million for ExxonMobil in a companion commercial arbitration described above.
Representation of Eli Lilly and Company in an international arbitration against Canada under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lilly seeks $500 million in compensation for the expropriation of its patent rights under Canada’s unique promise utility doctrine and other treaty violations.
In persuading a U.S. appellate court to accept its disciplinary procedure in an anti-doping case as a valid arbitration award, not subject to judicial challenge by a star athlete, Mary Decker Slaney. 244 F.3d 580 (7th Cir. 2001).
In obtaining the dismissal of an antitrust class action alleging that a number of credit-card issuers conspired to adopt arbitration clauses in their credit card agreements. 2006 WL 2685082 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 20, 2006).
Representation of two entities within a multinational oil and gas group in a dispute against a consultancy company relating to the unenforceability of a consultancy agreement. Stakes are in excess of US$100 million.
Representation of a major European oil and gas company in connection with a dispute with a Latin American independent over a joint operating agreement relating to development of a natural gas field in Bolivia.
In persuading an appeals court to treat as non-binding an adverse 2:1 arbitration decision. 335 F.3d 742 (8th Cir. 2003).
Regularly represent commercial companies in boundary disputes and frequently advise multinational oil companies on both land and maritime boundary questions that arise when sovereign states offer concession or production-sharing contracts to foreign oil companies.
Representation of Occidental Petroleum and an affiliate, as co-lead counsel, in successfully obtaining the largest BIT/ICSID award rendered to date (approximately US$2.3 billion, including interest) in an arbitration against Ecuador for breaches of the U.S.-Ecuador bilateral investment treaty and a production sharing agreement.
Representation of a Lithuanian petrochemicals company as co-counsel in an ad hoc insurance arbitration against various UK underwriters arising out of property damage and business interruption claims exceeding US$150 million.
Representation of a Perenco affiliate as co-counsel in a pending ICSID arbitration relating to alleged breaches of a bilateral investment treaty and several production-sharing agreements, with claims valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Representation of New Skies in an ICC arbitration awarding relief of more than US$150 million to our client for a defective communications satellite.
Secured over $2 billion in compensation and interest against the Republic of Venezuela in favor of subsidiaries of client ExxonMobil. This widely-publicized victory was one of the largest awards ever obtained against a sovereign state.
Won more than $2 billion in compensation and interest in an ICSID arbitration for subsidiaries of ExxonMobil Corp. related to the uncompensated expropriation of their investments in Venezuela.
Armstrong World Industries, Owens Corning, and other Fortune 500 corporate policyholders in arbitrations against their respective liability insurers, for asbestos-related and other losses.
A Korean infrastructure company has asked us for assistance in recovering a substantial arbitral award in Mexico, which the Mexican government is challenging.
In obtaining a substantial award in an arbitration against the California Independent System Operator.
Representation of a global consumer products company in connection with recognition and enforcement matters arising out of a favorable ICC award issued in the United States, a related U.S. confirmation ruling, and conflicting judicial proceedings in Brazil brought by joint venture partners who are dissatisfied with the ICC arbitration award.
Representation of Newmont Mining in related ICSID and Stockholm Chamber arbitrations against Uzbekistan concerning termination of rights to exploit mineral resources.
Representation of Petrotrin, the state-owned integrated oil and gas company of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, in a dispute arising out of a project with World GTL Inc. and its subsidiary, World GTL of St. Lucia Ltd. (together "WGTL"), to construct a gas-to-liquids plant for the processing of natural gas in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. (Awaiting award)
Representation of a major U.S. insurance company in respect of potential claims against the Argentine Republic under the U.S.-Argentina bilateral investment treaty (settled).
Represented the State of Eritrea in the successful resolution of its boundary dispute with Ethiopia. We advised Eritrea during the negotiations that produced the December 2000 agreement ending the two-year Eritrea-Ethiopia border war. Covington then represented Eritrea before the commission established to delimit and demarcate the boundary between the two countries. This representation included preparation of arbitral memorials as well as participation in oral hearings before the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission in The Hague. The Commission delivered its delimitation decision on April 13, 2002. We continue to represent Eritrea in connection with the demarcation process.
Represented Mohamed Bin Hammam, former president of the Asian Football Confederation, in his successful challenge before the Court of Arbitration for Sport to his FIFA-ordered lifetime ban from football (soccer) for alleged vote-buying in FIFA’s presidential election.
Representation of a European gas utility company in a large ICC arbitration valued over US$2 billion against a North African state-owned oil company relating to a complex contract price revision dispute.
Representation of Prime International Alliance Inc. in a shareholders’ dispute against its joint venture partner, Erin Resources S.A., concerning control over a multi-million dollar oil transshipment terminal in Russia, whereby Erin alleges frustration and/or breach of a shareholders’ agreement as a consequence of the European Union imposing sanctions on Prime’s beneficial owner.
In complex proceedings before the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel, to allocate royalties among owners of TV programming rights.
Represented Owens Corning in eight Wellington Agreement arbitral or ADR proceedings, two federal court cases, and one state court lawsuit against numerous insurers seeking coverage for asbestos non-products claims.
Representing a Korean engineering and construction company in its continuing efforts to recover nearly $400 million, which it won in an ICC arbitration almost 10 years ago, against a Mexico government owned oil & gas company.
Representation of multiple clients in ICSID arbitrations arising out of the expropriation of their investments in nationwide FM-frequency radio-broadcasting licenses in Hungary.
Representation of the owner of a major oil refinery in Texas in an ad hoc commercial arbitration against an offshore property insurer, seeking insurance coverage for an US$82 million loss sustained as a result of a criminal wire fraud conspiracy relating to shipping contracts for the transport of crude oil from South America to the U.S.
In an ICC arbitration relating to executive compensation.
In securing a stay of antitrust and related class-action claims in deference to arbitration clauses in credit-card agreements. 361 F.Supp. 2d 237 (S.D.N.Y. 2005).
Representation of a joint venture of Newmont Mining and Sumitomo in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Indonesia relating to the government’s attempt to terminate rights to copper and gold resources under a Contract of Work.
Representing Merck in two related London arbitrations involving insurance coverage for claims relating to Vioxx.
For New Skies, a spin-off of Intelsat, we have provided FCC advice and also have handled arbitration, litigation, export control and intellectual property projects.
Representation of U.S. energy companies, which were then subsidiaries of E.ON, in an ICSID arbitration against Argentina arising out of measures taken by the government against the claimants’ investments in gas-distribution companies in Argentina, resulting in an award for damages (annulment proceedings pending).
Representation of the Kingdom of Jordan in securing dismissal of ICSID denial of justice claims brought by a Turkish contractor relating to the collapse of a dike in the Dead Sea. In its award, the tribunal went on to state that, even if there had been jurisdiction, it was “unconvinced” by claimant’s denial of justice claim.
Representation of Tidewater, a leading provider of maritime support services to the energy industry, and its subsidiaries in a pending ICSID arbitration against Venezuela arising out of the expropriation of 15 vessels and other investments in Venezuela.
Representation of MTD, a Malaysian construction and development company and its subsidiary in an ICSID arbitration against Chile concerning claims for breach of the bilateral investment treaty between Malaysia and Chile, resulting in an award for the claimants that was sustained in annulment proceedings.
Representation of a leading Caribbean-based international beverage company in an LCIA arbitration against the former controlling shareholders of a major European-based company that was acquired by our client and in successfully handling a London-sited UNCITRAL arbitration administered by the LCIA.
Representation of Amoco (now BP America) against the Islamic Republic of Iran before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. We obtained an award of over US$850 million, one of the largest awards ever rendered by that tribunal and one of the largest arbitration awards ever fully paid by a respondent state.
Representation of Hess and Tullow affiliates in a pending ICSID Additional Facility conciliation proceeding against Equatorial Guinea arising out of tax measures that the claimants allege to be in breach of a contract between the parties.
Representation of a Lithuanian petrochemicals company in a an LCIA arbitration against a U.S. contractor, in a dispute arising out of alleged breaches of a project management agreement.
Representation of Metal-Tech, a metals refining company, in an ICSID arbitration against Uzbekistan arising out of the failure of a joint venture with state-owned enterprises.
Representation of Mohamed Bin Hammam, former president of the Asian Football Confederation, in his successful challenge to his FIFA-ordered lifetime ban from football (soccer) before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Bin Hammam had been banned for alleged vote-buying on the eve of the election for FIFA’s Presidency, in which he was the only challenger to the re-election of Sepp Blatter. In July 2012, the three-judge panel found insufficient evidence and annulled the ban.
Representation of a major European shipbuilder in successfully defeating claims brought in an ICC arbitration in New York by a U.S. engine supplier for alleged breaches of contract and intellectual property rights relating to stealth-enabled engine technology for warships.
In successfully resisting U.S. enforcement of one of the largest ICC awards in recent years, following an arbitration handled by other counsel. 458 F.3d. 172 (3d Cir. 2006).
In an American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitration brought by its joint venture partner and co-owner.
Representation of subsidiaries of Tidewater, Inc., the world’s leading provider of maritime services to the oil industry, in an ICSID arbitration arising out of the expropriation of certain investments in Venezuela.
In persuading the courts to compel arbitration of claims relating to alleged wrongs by a brokerage firm. 394 F.3d 444 (6th Cir. 2005).
Representation of A.P. Moeller-Maersk in a SCC arbitration concerning a licensing dispute for technology related to reduction of shipboard emissions.
Advising a European oil and gas company on an investment-related dispute in Uzbekistan.
Representing an investment company in an LCIA arbitration relating to an oil terminal connected to the CPC Pipeline near the Black Sea. The value in dispute is over $80 million.
Represented Newmont Mining in related ICSID and SCC arbitrations against Uzbekistan concerning termination of rights to exploit mineral resources.
Represented an Israeli businessman in a dispute with the Government of Georgia related to an investment arbitration matter and resulting ICSID award.
Advising U.S. shareholders in a Russian oil and gas company on securing compensation for the expropriation of their investments.
Representation of a Bermuda company in a pending LCIA arbitration against a Russian investment firm arising out of investment brokerage arrangements.
January 17, 2017, Law360
Alex Leitch and Jeremy Wilson are quoted in a Law360 article regarding the arrival of Craig Pollack and Louise Freeman to the firm’s European Dispute Resolution practice. According to Leitch and Wilson, “The firm’s growing footprint in London is a reflection of client demand that is fueled by the increasingly challenging regulatory and compliance environment, ...
January 16, 2017
LONDON—Craig Pollack and Louise Freeman have joined Covington as partners in the firm’s European Dispute Resolution practice resident in London. Mr. Pollack will also serve as co-chair of the firm’s Global Disputes Initiative with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and former U.S. Under Secretary of State Alan Larson.
Mr. Pollack focuses on complex high ...
January 3, 2017
WASHINGTON—Law360 has named six Covington lawyers as MVPs in their respective practice areas. The awards single out lawyers from across various practice areas based on their “success in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters, and record-breaking deals.”
The Covington lawyers recognized as Law360 MVPs are:
Shara Aranoff, International Trade. Ms. ...
December 1, 2016, Law360
Law360 selected Marty Myers as a 2016 Insurance MVP and profiled his work over the past year, including his representation of World Fuel Services which scored the company a $24.5 million reward for insurance coverage related to a $17 million marine cargo loss off the coast of West Africa. “Each case suggests its own strategies,” Myers says. “In part, it’s being ...
September 12, 2016, Global Arbitration Review
Greg Lascelles and Alex Leitch are quoted in a Global Arbitration Review article regarding Lascelles’ recent arrival to Covington. “I am very excited to join this growing team,” says Lascelles.
According to Leitch, the financial services sector attracts significant client demand and Lascelles’ arrival is a “welcome addition” to the practice.
September 5, 2016
LONDON—Greg Lascelles has joined Covington as a partner in the European Dispute Resolution practice resident in the firm’s London office.
Mr. Lascelles has a broad litigation and arbitration practice covering a variety of industry sectors, with a particular focus on financial services. He advises hedge funds, private equity houses, asset managers, investment ...
August 22, 2016
SILICON VALLEY—The Daily Journal has named Covington partner Kurt Calia to its list of the “Top Intellectual Property Attorneys in California for 2016.” The list recognizes California lawyers who have “pushed technological progress forward.”
The Daily Journal highlighted Mr. Calia’s successful representation of Elbit Systems in a patent litigation involving the ...
June 16, 2016
WASHINGTON—Legal Bisnow has named Covington partner Alexander Berengaut to its 2016 “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” list.
Mr. Berengaut focuses on international arbitration, civil litigation, and government enforcement proceedings. He has experience handling a range of arbitral proceedings and U.S. court litigation matters, including at trial, and has significant ...
May 31, 2016
NEW YORK—Covington is advising MagtiCom Ltd., the leading mobile operator in the Republic of Georgia, on its definitive agreement to acquire retail and corporate ISP cable assets from Caucasus Online LLC. The deal is expected to close on or around August 1, 2016.
Following the successful conclusion of the transaction, MagtiCom will be the first and only operator ...
April 22, 2016, Law360
Nicole Duclos is quoted in this Law360 article regarding the launch of the Covington Academy on International Arbitration with Columbia Law School. According to Duclos, the program will give participants an edge over those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive live feedback during the practical training exercises. “[W]e realized that the void ...
April 21, 2016
New York — Law360 has named Covington international arbitration partner David Pinsky a “Rising Star.” This annual recognition honors top attorneys under the age of 40 “whose legal accomplishments belie their age.”
Law360 recognized how Mr. Pinsky, who leads Covington’s arbitration group’s Russia and Eurasia initiative, helped develop the firm’s Russia-focused ...
NEW YORK — Covington has partnered with Columbia Law School and its Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration to launch the Covington Academy on International Arbitration (CAIA). The program is open to Columbia’s J.D., LL.M, and S.J.D. students.
The three-day program will consist of training followed by practical exercises and live feedback ...
April 4, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK — Latinvex has again selected Covington partners Tammy Albarrán and Nicole Duclos to its annual list of the “Top 100 Female Lawyers” specializing in Latin America among international law firms.
Latinvex chose attorneys from 57 law firms and ten practice areas. The criteria for selection included a combination of factors, including ...
March 11, 2016, Global Arbitration Review
Miguel López Forastier is quoted in this Global Arbitration Review article regarding a recent ruling in favor of client Tidewater after an ad hoc ICSID committee finds it had the power to order a partial stay of enforcement resulting in an award of $27.4 million in damages. According to López Forastier, this decision is a “first of its kind.”
December 2015, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution International Arbitration Review, Co-author
October 1, 2015, Dispute Resolution Guide 2015
September 2015, Arbitration World, Co-author
July 27, 2015, Global Arbitration Review
July 23, 2015
LONDON, July 23, 2015 — Covington has launched a new app designed specifically for smart phones and tablets called ‘The Arbitration Handbook’.
The app compiles over 90 resources (arbitral rules, treaties, national laws and guidelines) commonly used in international arbitration into one convenient electronic resource, while enabling users to bookmark and ...
July 23, 2015, Global Arbitration Review
A piece on our new arbitration app quoting Marney Cheek, Jeremy Wilson and Stephen Bond and mentioning William Lowery’s and Catherine Karia’s roles in developing the app.
June 18, 2015
LONDON, June 18, 2015 — Covington is pleased to announce that Stephanie Sarzana has joined the firm as special counsel, resident in the London office.
Ms. Sarzana’s practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and on complex commercial litigation. She has represented companies before a variety of international arbitration tribunals, under numerous ...
April 22, 2015, The Hill
Covington's Marney Cheek and John Veroneau wrote this article on Investor-state dispute settlement:
"Recent calls by anti-trade groups to abandon investor-state arbitration (often referred to as “investor-state dispute settlement,” or ISDS) ignore the modern reality of the global economy and conjure images of Chicken Little’s warnings that the sky is falling. ...
April 2, 2015
NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 — The Minority Corporate Counsel Association named Covington partner Nicole Duclos a recipient of its 2015 “Rising Star” award. Ms. Duclos was one of 15 lawyers selected “whose accomplishments and dedication to the legal field and to their respective communities place them among those attorneys to watch.”
In a profile, MCCA’s Diversity ...
February 13, 2015, Covington Alert
2015, Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2013
December 15, 2014, CDR News
Covington partner Jeremy Wilson is quoted regarding the liberalization of Korea’s legal market:
"Marking the start of a five-year liberalisation process of its legal services sector, the move has spawned an influx of over 20 international firms opening offices in Seoul. With restrictions lifted on firms providing dual advice with domestic practices in 2013, the ...
October 1, 2014, Global Arbitration Review
Covington's Nicole Duclos is featured in this article on her recent promotion to partner:
"Duclos’s promotion is effective today. She joined Covington in September 2013, bringing with her two former Allen & Overy associates, Erin Thomas and Thomas Odell."
"Unsurprisingly given her Chilean nationality, much of her arbitration practice focuses on South America. ...
September 16, 2014, CDR
Covington partners Marney Cheek and Jonathan Gimblett are featured in this article regarding their representation of Yukos minority shareholders:
“The writing is on the wall. Once again, Russia has been held accountable for its actions,” Marney Cheek, a Covington & Burling partner who represented the Spanish investors, tells CDR.
Indeed, Jonathan Gimblett, ...
September 12, 2014, Global Arbitration Review
The articles above reference the Stockholm District Court dismissing the Russian Federation’s jurisdictional challenge to a previous arbitration ruling that ordered Russia to compensate a group of Spanish investors for the losses they suffered when the government expropriated the Yukos Oil Company, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. The ...
July 30, 2014, Covington E-Alert
July 11, 2014, Law360
Jeremy Wilson and William Lowery have authored this article on the allegations that Naftogaz has failed to pay $4.5 billion for gas that Gazprom has already delivered to Naftogaz.
"On June 16, 2014, Gazprom announced that it had commenced arbitration proceedings against Naftogaz under the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce rules alleging that Naftogaz has failed to ...
June 16, 2014, Lexis®PSL Arbitration
May 28, 2014, Investment Policy Central
Covington's Marney Cheek has authored a blog post for Investment Policy Central regarding the U.S. - China Bilateral Investment treaty.
"A U.S.-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) will serve as the cornerstone for the bilateral economic relationship between these two economic powerhouses for years to come. It puts in place important rules that protect U.S. ...
May 14, 2014, Law360
Covington partner Marty Myers is featured in this article about his recent move to the firm.
May 12, 2014, Bloomberg
Marty Myers is mentioned in Bloomberg regarding his recent move to Covington:
"Covington & Burling LLP said Martin H. Myers joined its insurance recovery practice, representing corporate policyholders in complex coverage disputes with insurers. Myers, who joins the firm as a partner in San Francisco, was previously at Jones Day."
May 7, 2014
NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 — Nicole Duclos has been named to Latinvex’s list of “Latin America’s Top 50 Female Lawyers.” The online publication selected the top 50 female lawyers specializing in Latin America from among nearly 100 international law firms. Ms. Duclos focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration in Latin America. Her experience spans ...
March 21, 2014, Covington E-Alert
March 18, 2014, Covington E-Alert
March 6, 2014, Covington E-Alert
March 5, 2014, Covington E-Alert & Advisory
February 11, 2014, African Law & Business
July 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2013 — Covington & Burling has been recognized as an honoree with two American Lawyer Global Legal Awards: Global Dispute of the Year, Investment Arbitration and Global M&A Deal of the Year, Canada. Covington’s International Arbitration Group, comprised of more than 50 lawyers, handles cases under the rules of every major arbitration ...
LONDON, 2 July, 2013 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Ben Holland and Jeremy Wilson are joining the firm’s London office as partners. Both will practice in Covington’s international arbitration and commercial litigation practice groups, focusing on energy-related disputes. They are joining a well-established team that has been at the ...
June 28, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2013 — Covington & Burling’s international arbitration practice has been shortlisted for a Chambers Latin America Award for Excellence. The awards recognize notable achievements over the past year, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service. The Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence ...
June 2013, International Arbitration Law Review Volume 16 Issue 3
March 27, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2013 — For the second straight year, Covington & Burling has been nominated for the 2013 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in five national practice areas. Chambers released its “shortlist” of the law firms nominated based on their pre-eminence and recent achievements in 21 distinct practice areas.
Covington is a finalist in each of ...
February 25, 2013
London, February 25, 2013 — Global Arbitration Review has named Covington & Burling to its list of the world’s top 30 international arbitration practices.
In announcing the GAR 30 list, the publication notes Covington’s major arbitral victories last year, including the award for Spanish investors in Yukos Oil Company in Quasar de Valores SICAV S.A., et al. v. ...
WASHINGTON, DC, November 7, 2012 — Covington & Burling received 97 first-tier practice rankings in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, placing Covington among the top 10 firms nationwide. Covington was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in both FDA Law and Corporate Compliance Law. The honor is presented to one law firm in each of the ...
August 27, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 196 individual mentions in 57 areas of law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top U.S. lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as ...
August 14, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, August 14, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP has received a top tier ranking in six practice areas and 18 individual attorneys are named “Leading Lawyers” in the recently released Legal 500 US 2012 edition. Additionally, Legal 500 US also “recommended” 36 Covington practice areas and 123 Covington lawyers.
The six Covington practices given the top ...
July 26, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2012 — An international tribunal ordered the Russian government to compensate a group of Spanish investors for the losses they suffered when Russia seized the Yukos Oil Company, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.
The Spanish investors sought compensation under the bilateral investment treaty between Spain and the ...
WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP’s international arbitration practice has been nominated for a Chambers Latin America Award for Excellence. The awards recognize notable achievements over the past year, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth, and excellence in client service.
The Chambers Latin America Awards for ...
May 29, 2012
LONDON, 29 May, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce Louise Nash as the new London office managing partner. She succeeds Roger Enock, who steps down after five years in the role. The firm also announced that Christopher Walter will succeed Ms. Nash as the office deputy managing partner. Mr. Enock will continue as head of the firm’s London ...
May 16, 2012
LONDON, 16 May, 2012 — Covington & Burling is strengthening its anti-corruption and trade control practices by adding lawyer David Lorello as a partner in its London office. Mr. Lorello is a US lawyer, and has been practicing in London for the last five years, with a broad practice spanning US, UK, and European international regulatory issues. This is ...
May 2, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2012 — D.C. Super Lawyers selected 64 Covington & Burling lawyers for its 2012 list of top legal talent. Super Lawyers selects no more than five percent of the total lawyers who practice in Washington based on peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Deborah Garza and Robert Long have been named among the “Top 100” for ...
April 20, 2012, Covington E-Alert
March 19, 2012
LONDON, 19 March, 2012 — Covington & Burling LLP received 46 individual mentions and 20 practice mentions in the Chambers Global 2012 edition. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers globally by pan-regional and country practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
The Covington lawyers ...
February 7, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2012 — The U.S. Department of State has appointed O. Thomas Johnson Jr., a long-time partner and senior counsel in Covington & Burling’s global arbitration practice, to the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, effective April 1st.
The Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal was established in January 1981 to resolve existing disputes ...
December 2011, Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy
November 1, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2011 — For the second consecutive year, U.S. News-Best Lawyers awarded Covington & Burling the most first-tier practice rankings for Washington, DC in the “Best Law Firms” survey. The 2011-12 survey also awarded the firm 82 first-tier practice rankings, placing Covington among the top 20 firms nationwide.
Additionally, U.S. ...
September 27, 2011
NEW YORK, September 27, 2011 — Twenty Covington & Burling LLP lawyers are recognized in the 2011 edition of New York Super Lawyers. The annual list by Super Lawyers selects only five percent of the total lawyers in the state based upon peer review and the publication’s independent research.
Sixteen Covington lawyers were named New York Super Lawyers:
September 7, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP lawyers received 184 individual mentions in 56 areas of law in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows: ...
June 9, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2011 — Covington & Burling LLP received 92 individual mentions and 32 practice mentions in the Legal 500 US 2011 edition. Legal 500 reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in more than 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean. Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
March 22, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC, March 22, 2011 — The Global Arbitration Review has named Covington & Burling LLP to its prestigious list of the world’s top 30 international arbitration practices.
Published by GAR, the international journal of commercial and treaty arbitration, the GAR 30 is part of a larger survey of the world's leading arbitration practices commonly known as ...
September 17, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 33 first-tier practice rankings in the 2010 “Best Law Firms” survey by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. Covington’s first-tier national rankings place it among the top 10 firms nationwide and at the top of the first-tier rankings for Washington, DC.
The inaugural rankings presented in ...
August 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 138 individual mentions in 40 areas of law in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
June 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2010 — Covington & Burling LLP received 85 individual mentions and 23 practice mentions in the Legal 500 US 2010 edition. Legal 500 reviews the strengths and strategies of law firms in more than 90 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
February 17, 2010, Covington Advisory
WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP’s international arbitration practice has been nominated for a Chambers Latin America Award for Excellence. The awards recognize significant achievements over the past 12 months, including notable work, strategic growth, excellence in client service, and contribution to the legal profession.
August 7, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC, August 7, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP received 131 individual mentions in 38 areas of law in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession.
The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP received 100 individual mentions and 40 practice mentions in Chambers USA 2009. The guidebook, which ranks lawyers by state and national practice area, is designed to identify the most skilled legal practitioners based on the qualities most valued by clients.
Here are the Covington lawyers and practices ...
WASHINGTON, DC, April 8, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP has secured a major victory in an international arbitration against Russia on behalf of Spanish holders of Yukos American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). The decision on jurisdiction, under the rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, is expected to have important implications ...
WASHINGTON, DC, April 7, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of four lawyers to of counsels and special counsels.
The new of counsels are as follows:
Heather Haberl represents local, regional, and national owners, developers, property managers, tax-exempt organizations, and other users in all aspects of real estate ...
January 26, 2009
LONDON, January 26, 2009 — Covington & Burling LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen Bond has joined the firm’s Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Bond, who has been recognised as one of the world’s leading international commercial arbitration practitioners, will be resident in the firm’s London office.
Mr. Bond has served as an advocate or arbitrator in dozens ...
September 29, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2008 — Covington & Burling LLP received 124 individual mentions in 40 areas of law in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession. The Covington lawyers recognized are as follows:
LONDON, December 28, 2007 - The latest edition of Chambers Global has ranked Covington & Burling LLP’s expertise in 12 categories globally. “Sound knowledge of the industry” and “sheer breadth of experience“ are just some of the comments gathered by the research team from the firm’s clients. The firm has also achieved 10 individual rankings and a further 16 ...
November 6, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC, November 6, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP has won a favorable arbitration ruling for GPC Biotech AG in its dispute with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Yesterday, a three-arbitrator panel of the American Arbitration Association unanimously rejected all of Spectrum’s claims against GPC Biotech under their co-development and license agreement for ...
WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2007 — In its inaugural year, The Legal 500 US has recognized Covington & Burling LLP’s practice excellence in 23 fields. Compiled in four volumes published in 2007, the Legal 500 US singles out the following practices:
Broadcasting and Digital
Copyright - regional
Copyright Litigation - regional
September 6, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2007 — Covington & Burling LLP received 115 individual mentions in 38 areas of law in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This annual compilation of top US lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and is used as a referral guide in the legal profession. The recipients are as follows:
Administrative: E. Edward Bruce and ...
June 5, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2006 - Fifty Covington & Burling lawyers practicing in 27 fields and in each of the firm's US offices were recognized as "leaders in their field" in this year's edition of Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers. The 2006 edition of Chambers USA, which was released June 2, 2006, attempts to identify the most skilled legal ...
May 27, 2005
Washington, D.C., June 28, 2005 - Twenty-nine Covington & Burling lawyers practicing in fourteen fields and in each of the firm's U.S. offices were recognized as "leaders in their field" in this year's edition of Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers. The 2005 edition of Chambers USA, which was released online earlier today, attempts to identify the ...
May 4, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4, 2005 - Covington & Burling partner Robert D. Wick was recognized as one of the top "40 Under 40" lawyers in this week's edition of The National Law Journal. Mr. Wick, resident in Washington, D.C., serves as vice chair of Covington's 200-strong litigation practice group.
Mr. Wick was noted for his role in several significant litigation ...
February 4, 2005
NEW YORK, NY, February 4, 2005 - Covington announced today that partner Daniel M. Mandil has been appointed Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. He will be responsible for establishing overall legal policy for the company and its worldwide operations, as well as for overseeing all aspects of operations ...
August 28, 2002
August 28, 2002 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Covington & Burling is pleased to announce Allan Moore's return to the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Moore was recently based in the firm's London office, where he managed litigation and arbitration matters and was identified as an "outstanding litigator" in the IP/IT area by a London legal trade publication. He has also ...
May 1998, Covington Report
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