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.
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.
May 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey has been recognized once again by Chambers USA as a leading firm in the areas of International Arbitration and Insurance and Reinsurance. Recognizing the experience of our team, Chambers praised our commitment and flexibility in meeting our clients’ needs, and described one of our strengths as our “courage in approaching difficult cases.”
Several lawyers were singled out for their expertise, including Peter Chaffetz who was ranked in Band 1 and 2 for his experience in Reinsurance and Insurance Dispute Resolution respectively. David Lindsey and James Hosking’s experience representing clients before the world’s major arbitral tribunals was recognized once again. The firm was particularly pleased to see two of its talented lawyers, Counsel Yasmine Lahlou and Senior Associate Karen Baswell, highlighted for their growing experience and reputations.
Chambers USA is an independent guide to the legal market in the United States. Chambers has been publishing reviews on the global legal industry for over 20 years. For more information about these results, please click here to go to their website.
April 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey recently hosted a presentation by Berwin Leighton Paisner Partner Roman Khodykin on strategies for resolving commercial disputes in Russia or involving Russian parties. Roman, previously Counsel with Clifford Chance in Moscow, gave a fascinating overview of the development of arbitration law and procedure in Russia, and suggested practical steps that parties facing potential disputes there should take to protect their position and investments.
April 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey Counsel Yasmine Lahlou recently participated in the First Annual ICC Houston Conference on International Arbitration on a panel focusing on recent developments in international arbitration in the Middle East. Yasmine, Co-Chair of the Middle East Committee of the ABA Section of International Law, was part of panel moderated by Sami Houerbi of the International Court of Arbitration, Tunisia.
Yasmine joined Chaffetz Lindsey shortly after it was established in 2009. A U.S., French and Moroccan citizen, she attended a graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin Law School and received a Maîtrise en Droit from Paris X – Nanterre University. For more information about Yasmine’s experience, please click here.
April 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey Partner James Hosking recently participated in an NYU seminar on Construction and Infrastructure Arbitration. James was part of a panel that looked at the institutional framework for arbitration for construction and infrastructure disputes, and explored the challenges of keeping these arbitrations simple in the face of increased complexity of projects and claims.
James has considerable experience helping clients in the construction and infrastructure sectors to avoid and resolve disputes involving parties and projects in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
March 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey has been short-listed once again for International Arbitration team of the year by the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2013. The Awards recognize outstanding law firms based on research carried out for Chambers USA and reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in their field and notable achievements over the past 12 months, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
For more information about this year’s nominees, please click here.
January 2013 – Chaffetz Lindsey is delighted to announce the promotion of Andreas Frischknecht to Partner and Jennifer Gorskie to Counsel.
Andy Frischknecht has been with Chaffetz Lindsey since its founding in May 2009. He has over ten years of experience, having represented corporates, sovereigns and individuals in the state and federal courts in New York and elsewhere, and in arbitrations under the ICC, SIAC and NAI Rules. A dual Swiss-American citizen, he is fluent in English and German, and regularly represents Swiss and other European clients. Andy was previously with Clifford Chance and Hughes Hubbard & Reed, and obtained his LL.M. degree from New York University Law School in 2002 and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bern, Switzerland, Faculty of Law in 1998.
Jennifer Gorskie joined the firm in early 2011 from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, deepening the firm’s capability in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration and in disputes involving Latin America. She has extensive experience representing sovereigns and companies based in and investing in the region, and is fluent in Spanish. She has appeared as an advocate in ICC, LCIA and ICSID arbitrations. Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Law Journal. Jennifer sits on the International Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is the Interim Treasurer of the recently formed New York International Arbitration Center.
Peter Chaffetz says, “Andy and Jennifer are outstanding lawyers who have used our new platform to develop their skills and reputations. Their promotions recognize their invaluable contribution to our success and the esteem in which they are held by clients and co-counsel.” Adds David Lindsey, “These promotions are an important milestone in the firm’s development. They reflect our commitment to developing our capabilities across the key geographies in which we serve clients, including the U.S., Europe and Latin America.”
These promotions were the subject of a recent update by Global Arbitration Review. To read the article please click here.
December 2012 – Peter Chaffetz was on the panel at the ICDR’s international arbitration conference in Sao Paulo entitled, “Alternative Dispute Resolution Options for Today’s Global Commercial Transactions.” Peter’s session featured a roundtable discussion of current U.S. developments, including the potential for discovery in aid of arbitration under 28 U.S. C. Section 1782, the enforcement of awards and judgments in the U.S,. and the current status of the ‘manifest disregard’ doctrine.
Peter is one of the founding partners of Chaffetz Lindsey. He is currently representing a Brazilian private equity firm in a loan-related dispute against one of the world’s largest hedge funds. The firm regularly represents clients based in Latin America or investing in the region, and was one of the sponsors of the conference.
November 2012 – Partner James Hosking is quoted in a new article in Global Arbitration Review on trends in Chinese outbound investment around the world, and the dispute resolution options available to parties when disputes arise. The article touches on many of the themes discussed by the panelists at the recent GAR Live conference in Hong Kong in October on the same topic. James, one the panelists at that event, explores the investment environment for Chinese companies in the United States and the potential protection afforded under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for Chinese state-owned enterprises. This is an important issue given the role state-owned enterprises are playing in China’s “go-out” strategy.
James also comments on the latest generation of Chinese bilateral investment treaties (BITs), including the stalled negotiations for a China-US BIT. To read the article in full please click here.