Serving governments and sovereign states throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region, Arnold & Porter LLP has a premier international practice supported by leading attorneys from our corporate and securities, sovereign finance, international trade, and international arbitration practice groups. For more than two decades, we have served as international counsel to a large number of sovereign entities, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Colombia, Republic of El Salvador, State of Israel, Republic of Moldova, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Panama, Romania, Republic of Turkey, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and Republic of Yemen.
Our firm is well respected as a leading global law firm in the representation of sovereigns in international financial affairs. We regularly handle on behalf of our clients private and public debt securities offerings, liability management transactions, debt restructuring, syndicated loans, export credit agency financings, co-financings with multilateral financial institutions, privatization transactions, and asset management operations for central banks.
Our international arbitration and dispute resolution team consists of more than fifteen attorneys focused on dispute matters and is well known for its experience in the field of investor-State arbitration, where we represent sovereign governments and private investors in disputes arising under the terms of bilateral investment treaties and other international agreements. Our attorneys have appeared before arbitral tribunals administered by the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and various industry-specific organizations.
We also advise governments and private parties in free trade negotiations, offering a wide range of legal services related to global trade in goods and services. We advise on international trade regulation and disputes, litigate disputes before the World Trade Organization, and handle import dispute cases, including antidumping, countervailing duty, and Section 337 intellectual property infringement cases in the US and in other countries.