Among Latham's areas of expertise are transnational litigation, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, public international law and enforcement of arbitral awards. The firm's lawyers are accustomed to addressing choice of law and jurisdiction, comparative law and cross-cultural issues.
Latham represents public and private corporations, state-owned enterprises and states themselves in major international arbitrations, mediations and lawsuits all over the world. The firm's lawyers have significant experience in wide-ranging disputes involving: oil and gas, construction, energy and infrastructure projects, concessions, off-take agreements, finance and corporate transactions, joint ventures, shareholder disputes, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, fraud, accountants’ liability, intellectual property, environmental, distribution, import and export, logistics and transport, and numerous others.
Latham regularly handles proceedings across the world under all of the major international arbitration rules, such as:
The above links will direct you to the websites of the major international arbitral institutions. These sites contain current versions of the applicable institutional rules, as well as proposed model arbitration clauses. Latham recommends consulting an arbitration specialist before adopting one of the model clauses to ensure an enforceable and effective arbitration agreement.
Latham's preeminent Public International Law Practice focuses on foreign investments, expropriations, government concessions, and maritime and boundary disputes. Much of the firm's work involves analysis of the impact of private and public international law on international commercial transactions.
Latham's extensive experience includes: bilateral investment treaties, NAFTA and the Energy Charter Treaty, boundary disputes, pipelines, hydrocarbon concessions, straddling resources and joint development, international trade and sanctions, treaty negotiation and accession, state responsibility, sovereign immunity and sovereign debt.