November 2013 – James Hosking commented on the new set of rules introduced by The American Arbitration Association and its international arm, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, allowing parties to appeal arbitral awards to an internal appellate tribunal in an article by Global Arbitration Review. The article explores the impact of this development, and how parties may take advantage of it. For more information about these changes, please visit Global Arbitration Review’s website.
October 2013 – Partner James Hosking participated in a panel debating the role of third parties in the international arbitration process at this year’s International Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston. James moderated a group of international arbitration specialists from around the world focusing on different strategies for using tribunal-appointed experts.
September 2013 – Counsel Jennifer Gorskie led the tertulia session at the 11th Annual International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) conference on International Dispute Resolution in the Americas in Miami. Chaffetz Lindsey was also proud to sponsor the event, which is an important date on the annual calendar of activities focused on understanding trends in dispute resolution in Latin America.
In the tertulia sessions, conference participants debate and discuss hot topics in arbitration law. This year’s sessions covered “Disclosures, Deliberations, and Dissents.” Jennifer and co-reporter Stephen Anway provided the annual tertulia “report” summarizing the sessions.
Jennifer is a fluent Spanish speaker, who has spent much of her career focused on resolving international commercial disputes involving companies based in or investing in Latin America. Her experience includes representing the Argentine government as well as various Latin American energy, gas, and mining companies in commercial and investment treaty disputes.
While in Miami, Jennifer also participated in a panel entitled “Femme arbitration: women on top in international arbitration” which offered advice to Miami practitioners looking to develop careers in the field.
September 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey’s experience in Latin America has been recognized once again in the new editions of Chambers Latin America and Legal 500 Latin America. The recognition reflects the many years the firm’s lawyers have spent working with Latin America, advising clients based in the region and investing there on how to avoid disputes and resolve them when they arise. Clients describe the team “as truly specialized with a wealth of experience across the board”.
All of our senior lawyers have handled disputes in the region across a variety of sectors, and David Lindsey, James Hosking and Jennifer Gorskie were all singled out for mention in the publications. David and James were described as “excellent candidates [for work in Latin America]: terrific lawyers, good strategists, attentive to detail, and excellent legal writers”, while Jennifer was described as an “outstanding young practitioner”.
September 2013 – Hannah Boehm, an Associate with Schellenberg Wittmer, joins Chaffetz Lindsey as a secondee this month. Schellenberg Wittmer is one of Switzerland’s most respected commercial firms, recognized for their excellence in litigation and international arbitration, amongst other disciplines. Hannah has been an associate in their Dispute Resolution group since 2010. She focuses on international commercial arbitration and litigation, and has represented clients before arbitral tribunals and Swiss state courts, and has acted as administrative secretary in arbitration proceedings.
Hannah graduated from the University of Basel School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the Swiss bar in 2010. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, she was a junior associate at Homburger AG in Zurich and worked as a clerk at the District Court of Zurich.
August 2013 – A number of Chaffetz Lindsey lawyers were recently recognized by industry publications and associations for their experience and contribution in the areas of international arbitration, commercial litigation and international law.
Best Lawyers 2014 named David Lindsey International Arbitration – Governmental ‘Lawyer of the Year’.
The 2013 edition of Super Lawyers includes Peter Chaffetz, David Lindsey, Charlie Scibetta, Yasmine Lahlou and Jennifer Gorskie in their Metro Super Lawyers & Rising Stars lists.
In July, Yasmine Lahlou’s broader contribution to New York’s legal community was also recognized by The ABA International Law Section when it bestowed on the ABA Middle East Committee the award for Outstanding Collaboration Between Committees for “The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Perspectives from the US, UN, and Civil Society” roundtable. This discussion took place in March 2013 and was organized by the Middle East Committee, of which Yasmine is co-chair, along with the International Human Rights and Refugee Law Committees.
For information about any of these lawyers, please click here.
June 2012 – Partner James Hosking participated in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre roadshow in Brazil, intended to better understand investment flows between China and Brazil, and discuss strategies to mitigate the risks of doing deals between the two countries. At an event in Sao Paulo, Demystifying Asia: Making Deals and Managing Risks, James joined panelists from China and Brazil who explored the opportunities for investment between Brazilian and Chinese companies, strategies to optimize return on investments, and the role of international arbitration in resolving disputes when they arise.
James participated in a panel that explored a similar topic at the GAR Live Hong Kong event in October 2012, and has been quoted several times on Chinese outbound investment trends in Latin America.
June 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey Counsel Yasmine Lahlou was a panelist at the ACR-GNY’s 12th Annual Conference at the Cardozo School of Law. Yasmine’s panel explored recent developments in the enforcement of international arbitration awards, with Yasmine focusing on enforcement in the United States, including issues of personal and quasi in rem jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, and pre-award attachment.
June 2013 – Partner Charlie Scibetta recently authored an article entitled “Follow the Settlements and Allocation after USF&G v. American Re… The ‘Objectively Reasonable’ Standard” in the current issue of ARIAS-US Quarterly (Second Quarter 2013). In the article Charlie explores the New York Court of Appeals ruling in United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. v. American Re-Insurance Co., an important case that considered the ‘follow the settlements’ doctrine. Please click here to read the article.
Chaffetz Lindsey represented certain amici curiae in the case.
June 2013 – Partner Charlie Scibetta recently participated in a Who’s Who Legal roundtable about recent developments in the insurance and reinsurance markets in the United States, Latin America and Ireland. The discussion covered a broad range of topics, including the use of non-traditional capital, trends in D&O work, the outlook for 2013/2014, and the market for legal services in this area. Please click here to read the discussion. Charlie’s participation in the roundtable reflects his ongoing recognition as a leading individual in this area by Who’s Who Legal.
For the second year in a row, Partner Peter Chaffetz has been recognized among the very best insurance and reinsurance lawyers in the world by Who’s Who Legal, who included him in their list of the top 10 lawyers in the field globally.
Who’s Who Legal conducts independent surveys of the legal industry around the world, identifying the foremost practitioners across 32 areas of commercial law in over 100 countries.
June 2013 – Partner Andy Frischknecht recently participated in the bi-annual conference jointly organized by the ABA Section of International Law and the International Section of the German Bar Association, which focused on how to navigate the risks and challenges associated with transatlantic deals and disputes. Andy’s panel considered the issue of personal jurisdiction and the ways that foreign companies can minimize their exposure to litigation in the United States. Andy’s analysis included a review of two recent United States Supreme Court opinions (and the Court’s grant of review in a third such case) that have focused on issues of personal jurisdiction.
Andy was part of the original team that established Chaffetz Lindsey in May 2009 and was promoted to partner in December 2012. He is a dual American and Swiss citizen and is fluent in English and German. Many of Andy’s cases involve European clients or disputes with a connection to Continental Europe. For more information about his experience, please click here.
June 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey has been recognized as a leading firm again by Legal 500 United States. The firm’s expertise in insurance/reinsurance and international arbitration was highlighted, and the analysis included the following description: “With ‘service levels commensurate with the top Wall Street firms’, the ‘excellent’ boutique firm Chaffetz Lindsey LLP ‘punches above its weight’…and is ‘one of the few top-tier firms in New York to be really flexible in terms of different kinds of fee arrangements with clients’.”
Legal 500 United States is an independent survey of the legal market in the United States published annually.