Our Firm

Since 2009, Chaffetz Lindsey has delivered first-tier litigation and international arbitration service from a smaller, more client-friendly New York platform. We have helped US and international clients win or resolve a wide variety of disputes before US courts and arbitral tribunals around the world. While we remain committed to the “boutique” model, five years of steady growth reflects our winning track-record and the appreciation of our clients. Three qualities underlie that success.


Our sole focus is resolving our clients’ disputes, whether in court or before international arbitration tribunals.


Our partners trained at the world’s leading firms and learned their skills trying cases ranging from insurance/reinsurance, to energy & resources, construction, pharmaceutical licensing, manufacturing, financial services, and cases for and against sovereigns.


We rarely have conflicts, and our cost structure enables us to deliver value on cases of varying sizes and with creative fee arrangements.


Recent News

  • Anibal Sabater to Speak on Damages Panel

    March 2015 – Partner Anibal Sabater will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the ICDR Y&I and Compass Lexecon, entitled: “Show The Money: A Frank Conversation About Damages”. ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey's International Arbitration Practice Recognized in Chambers Global

    March 2015 - Chambers Global has recognized the breadth and depth of Chaffetz Lindsey's International Arbitration practice in its 2015 edition guide. The firm and its lawyers are written up in ...

    Chaffetz Lindsey Recognized in GAR 100

    February 2015 - Chaffetz Lindsey has been once again recognized in Global Arbitration Review's GAR 100. The GAR 100 lists the top 100 international arbitration firms in the world, and provides ...
  • Anibal Sabater Nominated in GAR Awards 2015

    February 2015 - Chaffetz Lindsey Partner Anibal Sabater has been short-listed for the 2015 GAR Awards in the Best Prepared/Most Responsive Arbitrator category. The winner will be announced at the 5th ...

    Anibal Sabater Joins Chaffetz Lindsey

    January 2015 - Chaffetz Lindsey is pleased to announce that Aníbal Martín Sabater is joining the firm as a partner from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was a partner in their ...

    Yasmine Lahlou is Promoted to Partner

    December 2014 - Chaffetz Lindsey is proud to announce that Yasmine Lahlou has been promoted from counsel to partner. Yasmine has been with the firm since shortly after it was established. She ...
  • Yasmine Lahlou Moderates IBA's Young International Arbitration Practitioner Workshop

    October 2014 - Yasmine Lahlou was a moderator at this year’s Young International Arbitration Practitioner Workshop that took place ahead of the IBA’s Annual Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. This year’s ...

    Jennifer Permesly Moderates Panel on Argentina Litigation

    October 2014 - Partner Jennifer Permesly moderated a panel in Buenos Aires organized by the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration Committee on Sovereignty Rules? Implications of Recent U.S. Court Decisions Involving Argentina. ...

    Gretta Walters Presents on Investor-State Arbitrations at the SCC

    October 2014 - Associate Gretta Walters co-coached the New York University team at this year’s FDI Moot, which took place at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu in late October. ...
  • Peter Chaffetz Speaks at IBA Annual Meeting in Tokyo

    October 2014 - Peter Chaffetz was a panelist at this year's Annual IBA Meeting in Tokyo. Peter, who is a member of the IBA's Litigation Committee, was part of an international ...

    Andy Frischknecht Presents on Developments in Sovereign Litigation

    October 2014 - Partner Andy Frischknecht was part of a panel organized by the Knowledge Group that explored the application of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which establishes limitations on suits ...

    Jennifer Permesly Presents at the ICDR Y&I Conference in Buenos Aires

    October 2014 – Partner Jennifer Permesly was a panelist at the ICDR Young & International and Universidad Católica Argentina conference in Buenos Aires on “Damages in International Arbitration." The conference, ...