Claudia T. Salomon is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and global Co-chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice. Her practice is focused on complex international disputes and she is recognized as a leading international arbitration attorney by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Latinvex and Best Lawyers.
Ms. Salomon is a leading advocate in significant investor treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration cases. She has experience handling cases under all of the major arbitral rules, in venues around the globe, under common law and civil law. She has extensive experience representing clients in Latin America and is recognized by Latinvex as one of Latin America's top 100 female attorneys.
Ms. Salomon also litigates in connection with arbitration, including enforcing arbitral awards worldwide and obtaining emergency relief.
Ms. Salomon is the US member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and serves as the Co-chair of the ICC Taskforce on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration. She is a frequent speaker and writer on international arbitration and is the co-editor of Choice of Venue in International Arbitration, published by Oxford University Press.
Significant International Commercial Arbitration Experience*
- Taiwanese company in an ICC arbitration venued in San Francisco involving complex antitrust and damages issues
- US subsidiary of a European construction company in an ICC arbitration venued in San Francisco involving a solar plant
- Spanish construction company in an ICC arbitration involving a post-M&A purchase price adjustment and indemnification claims
- European construction company in an ICC arbitration involving an infrastructure project in Latin America
- Asian technology company in an ICC arbitration involving a patent cross-licensing agreement
- US subsidiary of a Brazilian energy company in an ICC arbitration, involving the supply of a rig
- Concessionaire in an ICC arbitration in London against a Central American country involving the construction of a toll road
- Investment firm in an ICC arbitration in London against a Caribbean country involving the privatization of the telecommunications industry
- US entity in an ICC arbitration in Mauritius against an African company involving the sale of commodities (including 1782 proceedings in the US)
- US franchisor in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against an Asian franchisee involving royalty payments
- US university in an ICC arbitration against a Vietnamese company involving education programs in Vietnam
- US airline in an ICDR arbitration against European airlines involving revenue sharing issues under New York law
- Canadian company in an ICDR arbitration against a US subsidiary of a Russian company involving potash contracts
- US company in an ICDR arbitration against Colombian and Korean energy companies involving indemnification claims arising out of the sale of a Peruvian subsidiary
- Japanese electronics company in an AAA/ICDR arbitration in New York against a US company involving an OEM agreement
- US company in an ICDR arbitration in Seoul involving breach of contract and trademark claims
- Hong Kong electronics manufacturer against a US company in an international arbitration under the ICDR rules involving breach of contract claims
- US company in a JAMS arbitration involving a global distribution agreement
- European company in a JAMS arbitration arising out of an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement and related interim relief brought in New York courts.
- Indian telecommunications company in an LCIA arbitration venued in Singapore brought by a Japanese company (and related attachment proceedings brought in aid of arbitration)
- Italian company that invested in a Hong Kong technology company in an LCIA arbitration in London involving breach of contract claims
- African state in an UNCITRAL arbitration involving the construction of a power barge
- Czech subsidiary of a US company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Vienna involving a dispute over the ownership of patents
- Greek telephone company in three arbitrations before a single tribunal in Zurich under the UNCITRAL Rules involving the privatization of an Eastern European telephone system
Significant Investor – State Arbitration Experience*
- Oman in an ICSID arbitration brought under the US-Oman Free Trade Agreement concerning lease agreements and concessions for mining rights
- Czech Republic in four major investment treaty cases, including cases in the banking, telecom, water and hospitality sectors
- Georgia (country in the Caucasus) in two ICSID cases involving more than US$700 million in claims involving the Trans-Caucasus oil and gas pipelines and novel questions of jurisdiction under the Energy Charter Treaty
- Georgia (country in the Caucasus) in a US$120 million ICSID arbitration brought under the BIT between Italy and Georgia involving the largest steel plant in the former Soviet Union
- Austrian investor in an ICSID arbitration against Bosnia for US$40 million involving a supply contract
- US investors in an ICSID arbitration against Ukraine involving poultry contracts
- Thailand, opposing the enforcement of an award issued under the German-Thai BIT under the UNCITRAL rules
*The experience listed above includes matters handled by Latham lawyers prior to joining the firm.