International Disputes

Testimony Experience

We have extensive experience in international disputes and investigations. Among other forums, we have served as experts in ICSID, NAFTA and ICC cases. Our track record in these matters is outstanding. We have provided testimony as experts or served as arbitrators in the following international arbitrations or cases in courts outside the US:

  1. Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/11/2. Filed an expert report on damages in November 2012. Dispute involves the valuation of an investment in a gold mining concession in Venezuela. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Canada & Venezuela)
  2. Franck Charles Arif v. Republic of Moldova; Expropriation; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Case No. ARB/11/23. Testified in Paris in November 2012. Filed expert reports on damages in October and May 2012. Dispute involves the investment in duty free shops at an airport in Moldova and on the Moldovan/Romanian border. (Engaged by respondent; parties from France & Moldova)
  3. Telecom Egypt Company v. Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications, Vodafone Group Plc, Vodafone Europe BV, Vodafone International Holdings BV; Breach of Contract; Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) arbitration suit number 650 of the year 2009. Filed expert reports on damages in October 2012, January 2011 and November 2011. Dispute involves an agreement between the fixed line operator and a wireless operator on matters of interconnect and other settlement charges. (Engaged by claimant; parties from Egypt)
  4. Highbury International AVV and Ramstein Trading Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/11/1. Testified in Washington in August 2012. Filed expert reports on damages in May 2012 and December 2011. Dispute involves the valuation of an investment in gold and diamond mining concessions in Venezuela. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Netherlands & Venezuela)
  5. Merck Sharpe & Dohme (I.A.) Corp. v. The Republic of Ecuador; Denial of Justice; UNCITRAL Arbitration Case No: 2012-10. Filed expert reports regarding the financial condition of the claimant in July and August 2012. Dispute involves a request for interim measures involving a $150 million judgment in Ecuador. (Engaged by respondent; parties from US and Ecuador)
  6. International College of IT and Management (U.S.A.) v. Troy State University; Breach of Contract; International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) case number 16 892/VRO. Testified in New York in February 2012. Filed expert reports on damages in August and December 2011. Dispute involved college programs in Vietnam. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Vietnam & US)
  7. The Egyptian Company for Mobile Phone Services (Mobinil) v. Telecom Egypt Company; Breach of Contract; Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) arbitration suit number 644 of the year 2009. Filed expert reports on damages in January 2012 and December 2010. Dispute involves an agreement between the fixed line operator and a wireless operator on matters of interconnect and other settlement charges. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Egypt)
  8. Regis Paillardon v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and ADM Latin America, Inc.; Breach of Contract; American Arbitration Association (AAA) International Centre for Dispute Resolution case number 50180T004310. Testified in Miami in September 2011 as damages expert. Filed an expert report in July 2011. Dispute involves a joint venture dealing in agricultural commodities. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Venezuela & US)
  9. Fluviomar International Limited v. and MMX Corumbá Mineracáo S.A. and MMX Metálicos Corumbá Ltda; Breach of Contract; Society of Maritime Arbitrators. Testified in New York in August 2010. Filed an expert report on damages in June 2010. Dispute involves a shipping contract for iron ore and pig iron. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Argentina and Brazil)
  10. Diners Club Ecuador S.A. v. Diners Club International Ltd; Breach of Contract; International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce case number 15540/JRF. Testified in London in July 2010 as damages expert. Filed expert reports on damages in May 2010 and October 2009. Dispute involves the operation of payment card operations in Ecuador. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Ecuador and US)
  11. British Sky Broadcasting Limited and Sky Subscriber Services Limited v. Electronic Data Systems Limited and Electronic Data Systems Corporation; Breach of Contract. Testified in the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division – Technology and Construction Court (England & Wales) in July 2008 as damages expert and filed a joint memorandum of the experts following the judgment in February 2010. Filed a number of expert reports in respect of costs and lost benefits from August 2007 through June 2008 on breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation claims relating to a customer relationship management system implementation. Matter settled following award. (Engaged by defendant)
  12. Vannessa Ventures Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation. International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes case No. ARB(AF)/04/6. Filed expert reports on damages in January 2010 and March 2009. Dispute involves the valuation of an investment in a gold mine in Venezuela. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Canada and Venezuela)
  13. Diners Club (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Diners Club (NZ) Ltd., Diners Club (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. v. Diners Club International Ltd; Breach of Contract; International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce case number 15339/JEM. Testified in London in December 2009 as damages expert. Filed expert reports in September and February 2009. Dispute involves the operation of payment card operations in Singapore, New Zealand and Malaysia. (Engaged by respondent; parties from Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and US)
  14. Phoenix Global Fund Limited, et al. v. Citigroup Fund Services (Bermuda) Limited and Bank of Bermuda; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Supreme Court of Bermuda, Commercial Court. Filed an expert report on hedge fund net asset value and potential damages. Testified at trial in October 2009. Dispute involved allegations that the hedge fund administrator failed to exercise appropriate fiduciary duties leading to damages in a defunct offshore hedge fund. (Engaged by defendants)
  15. S&T Oil Equipment & Machinery LTD. v. The Government of Romania; Expropriation; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes case No. ARB/07/13. Filed expert reports on damages in July 2009 and December 2008. Dispute involved the privatization of an ammonia plant in Romania. Matter discontinued due to lack of payment by claimant. (Engaged by respondent; parties from US and Romania)
  16. MMX Corumbá Mineracáo LTDA and MMX Trade & Shipping LLC v. Eregli Demir Ve Çelik Fabrikalari; Breach of Contract; International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce case number 16056/VRO. Filed an expert report on damages in July 2009. Dispute involved a supply contract for iron ore involving parties from Brazil, Turkey and the US. Matter settled. (Engaged by claimant; parties from Brazil and Turkey)
  17. Nejapa Power Company, LLC v. Comisión Ejecutiva Hidroeléctrica Del Río Lempa, Breach of Contract; Testified in April 2009 in Washington as damages expert. Filed expert reports in March 2009 and October 2008 in an international arbitration conducted under the rules of the UN Commission on International Trade Law on dispute relating to a power purchase agreement in El Salvador. (Engaged by respondent; parties from US and El Salvador)
  18. FLAG Telecom Group Limited v. Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited; Breach of Contract; International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce case number 13 638/JNK/EBS. Testified in The Hague in November 2007 as damages expert. Filed expert reports in October and May 2007 on lost profits claim relating to international telecommunications and the Indian market. Claimant awarded damages in an amount presented by Hart. (Engaged by respondent; parties from UK and India)
  19. UEG Araucaria Ltda. v. Companhia Paranaense de Energia; Breach of Contract. Filed expert reports in May and December 2005 for the International Court of Arbitration on the losses sustained by a consortium of investors contracted to build a gas-fired thermal power plant in the Brazilian state of Parana. Matter settled. (Engaged by claimant; parties from US and Brazil)
  20. Noble Ventures v. The Government of Romania: Expropriation; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes case No. ARB/01/11. Filed expert reports in January and August 2004. Dispute involved the privatization of a steel company and related assets in Romania. The tribunal returned a decision awarding no damages to the claimant. (Engaged by respondent; parties from US and Romania)
  21. GAMI Investments, Inc. v. The Government of the United Mexican States; Expropriation; NAFTA. Filed expert reports in February 2004 and February 2003. Matter involved the valuation of the investment in five sugar mills and the damages related to an expropriation in Mexico. The mills were returned just prior to the hearings. (Engaged by claimant; parties from US and Mexico)
  22. Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka (CSOB) v. The Slovak Republic; Breach of Contract; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes case No. ARB/97/4. Testified as damaged expert in April 2003. Filed expert reports in August 2001 and November 1999. Dispute involved the moneys owed related to the obligations of the Slovak Republic relating to the debt of the foreign trade bank of the former Czechoslovakia. Award for claimant of $877 million. (Engaged by claimant; parties from Czech Republic and Slovak Republic)
  23. Americas and Caribbean Power Limited v. The Cooperative Republic of Guyana; Investment Dispute; private arbitration. Served as the chair of the panel of Arbitrators in March 2003 relating to a dispute over tariffs and the required capital investments. (Engaged as the chair of the panel; parties from US and Guyana)
  24. MCI Global Resources, Inc. And MCI International, Inc., V. Metro Position Sdn. Bhd.; Breach of Contract; International Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration, Case No. 9134/CK. Testified in September 1997 in Paris. Filed an expert Report in May 1997. Dispute involved both lost profit and pecuniary loss claim. (Engaged by claimant; parties from US and Malaysia)