International Arbitration

We have extensive experience in international disputes and investigations. Among other forums, we have served as experts under the AAA, CRCICA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAFTA, SCC, SMA, and UNCITRAL rules. As leading experts in international arbitration, Credibility has conducted a study of all of the historic awards in cases at the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. Download the study here.

Our track record in these matters is outstanding. We have provided testimony as experts or served as arbitrators in the following international arbitrations:

  • Michael Ballantine and Lisa Ballantine v. The Dominican Republic; Expropriation; UNCITRAL and DR-CAFTA. Testified in Washington in September 2018. Filed expert reports on damages in March 2018 and May 2017. Dispute involving real estate with a resort development. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from US & Dominican Republic)
  • Infinito Gold Ltd. v. Republic of Costa Rica; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/14/5. Filed expert reports on damages in July 2018. Dispute involving exploration/development stage gold mining project. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Canada and Costa Rica)
  • Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., Sacyr S.A., Salini-Impregilo S.p.A, and Jan de Nul N.V. v. Autoridad del Canal de PanamaBreach of Contract;ICC Case No. 20910/ASM/JPA (C-20911/ASM). Filed expert reports regarding damages in June 2018 and June 2017, confidentiality order in March 2017, and interim measures in December 2016. Dispute involving the cost overruns in the construction of the new portion of the Panama Canal. (Engaged by Claimants; parties from Belgium, Italy, Spain & Panama)
  • Eoltec Energy, S.L. and Corporación Montealto XXI, S.L. ContourGlobal Latam, S.A; Breach of Contract; ICC Case No. 21070/ASM. Testified in Madrid in April 2018 and February 2018. Filed expert reports on the financial position of a number of companies in August 2017 and December 2017. Dispute involving the operations of wind farms in Peru. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Spain & Colombia)
  • Emergofin B.V. and Velbay Holdings Ltd.v. Ukraine; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/16/35. Filed expert reports on damages in March 2018. Dispute involving aluminum production. (Engaged by Claimant; parties from Netherlands, Cyprus & Ukraine)
  • Ferrocarriles del Norte de Colombia S.A. (“FENOCO”) v. Drummond Coal Mining LLC, Drummond Ltd., et al.; Breach of Contract; ICC Case No: 19576/CA/ASM. Testified in Bogota in February 2018. Filed expert reports on damages in August and June 2017 and November 2016. Dispute involving a coal mining operation in Colombia with claims of alleged breaches in contractual obligations involving the rail transport of the coal and issues at the port. (Engaged by Claimant; parties from Colombia & US)
  • Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., Sacyr S.A., Salini-Impregilo S.p.A, and Jan de Nul N.V., Constructora Urbana S.A., and Sofidra S.A. v. Autoridad del Canal de PanamaBreach of Contract;ICC Case No. 22588/ASM/JPA. Filed expert reports regarding financial position of parties to the dispute in a reques for interim measures in February 2018. Dispute involving the cost overruns in the construction of the new portion of the Panama Canal. (Engaged by Claimants; parties from Belgium, Italy & Panama)
  • Louis Dreyfus Amateurs SAS v. Republic of India; Expropriation; UNCITRAL PCA Case No. 2014-26. Testified in London in December 2017. Filed expert reports on damages in August 2017 and October 2016. Dispute involving an investment in a port in India. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from France & India)
  • Slot Group a.s. v. Republic of Poland; Expropriation; PCA Case No. 2017-10. Filed expert report on damages in November 2017. Dispute involving the gambling industry in Poland. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Czech Republic & Poland)
  • Güneş Tekstil Konfeksiyon Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi, Vahit Güneş, Reşat Güneş, Fikret Güneş, Ibrahim Eksilmez, and Yücel Yildiz v. The Republic of Uzbekistan; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/13/19. Testified in Paris in November 2017. Filed expert reports on financial issues and damages in August 2017 and 2016. Dispute involving real estate, retail and wholesale trade, and light manufacturing in Uzbekistan. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Turkey & Uzbekistan)
  • Vladislav Kim and Others v. The Republic of Uzbekistan; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/13/6. Testified in Washington DC in July 2015. Filed an expert report relating to financial issues and damages in September 2017. Filed expert reports on financial issues in March 2015 and August 2014 relating to a jurisdictional filing. Dispute involving two cement plants in Uzbekistan. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan)
  • B3 Croatian Courier Coöperatief U.A. v. Republic of Croatia; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/15/5. Testified in Paris in March 2017. Filed expert reports on damages in January 2017 and May 2016. Dispute involving the postal industry in Croatia. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Netherlands & Croatia)
  • FFF Holdings B.V. and Gleb Gennadievich Fetisov v. Vladimir Vladimirovich Malin; Breach of Contract; LCIA Case No. 153088. Testified in London in March 2017. Filed an expert report on damages in January 2017. Case involving a failed bank in Russia. (Engaged by Claimant, parties from Russia)
  • David R. Aven, et al v. Republic of Costa Rica; Expropriation; UNCITRAL PCA Case No. UNCT/15/3. Testified in Washington DC in February 2017. Filed expert reports on damages in October 2016 and April 2016. Dispute involving an investment in a planned real estate resort development in Costa Rica. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from US & Costa Rica)
  • Grupo Unidos por el Canal, S.A., Sacyr S.A., Salini-Impregilo S.p.A, and Jan de Nul N.V. v. Autoridad del Canal de Panama; Breach of Contract; ICC Case No. 19962/ASM. Testified in Miami in July 2016. Filed a joint expert report in March 2016 and an expert report on damages in October 2015. Dispute involving the cost overruns in the construction of the new portion of the Panama Canal. (Engaged by Claimants; parties from Belgium, Italy, Spain & Panama)
  • Horthel Systems B.V., Tesa Beheer B.V and Poland Gaming Holding B.V. v. The Republic of Poland; Expropriation; UNCITRAL PCA Case No. 2014-31. Testified in The Hague in June 2016. Filed expert reports on damages in October 2016, September 2016, April 2016, and September 2015. Dispute involving the gambling industry in Poland. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Netherlands & Poland)
  • Valores Mundiales, S.L. Consorcio Andino, S.L. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/13/11. Testified in Washington DC in February 2016. Filed joint expert reports on damages in October and March 2015. Dispute involving grain milling and distribution in Venezuela. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Spain & Venezuela)
  • Spentex Netherlands, B.V. v. The Republic of Uzbekistan; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/13/26. Testified in Washington DC in September 2015. Filed expert reports on financial issues and damages in August 2015 and December 2014. Dispute involving textile factories in Uzbekistan. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Netherlands & Uzbekistan)
  • Cem Cengiz Uzan v. Republic of Turkey; Expropriation; SCC Case No. V 2014/023. Filed expert reports on financial issues in June 2015 in the jurisdictional phase. Dispute involving two electric generation, transmission and distribution companies in Turkey. Jurisdiction was denied. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from England & Turkey)
  • Tenaris S.A. and Talta – Trading e Marketing Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/12/23. Testified in Washington DC in June 2015. Filed expert reports on damages in April 2015 and October 2014. Dispute involving the valuation of a steel tube factory and a minority investment in a hot briquetted iron plant in Venezuela. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Luxembourg, Portugal & Venezuela)
  • Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/11/2. Testified in Paris in November 2014 and in Washington DC in February 2014. Filed expert reports on damages in October 2014, September 2013, and November 2012. Dispute involving the valuation of an investment in a gold mining concession in Venezuela. The award was for $1.2 billion of the $3.1 billion claimed. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Canada & Venezuela)
  • Oxus Gold plc v. Republic of Uzbekistan; Expropriation; UNCITRAL Arbitration. Testified in Paris in May 2014. Filed expert reports on damages in July 2014, February 2014 and February 2013. Dispute involving the valuation of investments in gold and other mineral mining interests in Uzbekistan. The award was for the exact amount presented by Hart which was less than one percent of the $1.3 billion claim. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from England & Uzbekistan)
  • Tenaris S.A. and Talta – Trading e Marketing Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/11/26. Testified in Washington DC in February 2014. Filed expert reports on damages in December and May 2013. Dispute involving the valuation of a hot briquetted iron plant in Venezuela. The award was for $87 million of the $324 million claimed. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Luxembourg, Portugal & Venezuela)
  • Supervisión y Control S.A. v. Republic of Costa Rica; Breach of Contract; ICSID Case No. ARB/12/4. Testified in Washington DC in January 2014. Filed expert reports on damages in January and September 2013. Dispute involving the tariffs for the national vehicle inspection services concession in Costa Rica. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Spain & Costa Rica)
  • 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 650 of the year 2009. Testified in Paris in November 2013. Filed expert reports on damages in October 2012, January 2011, and November 2011. Dispute involving 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)
  • The Egyptian Company for Mobile Phone Services (Mobinil) v. Telecom Egypt Company; Breach of Contract; Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA) arbitration 644 of the year 2009. Testified in Cairo in October 2013. Filed expert reports on damages in January 2012 and December 2010. Dispute involving 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)
  • Franck Charles Arif v. Republic of Moldova; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/11/23. Testified in Paris in November 2012. Filed expert reports on damages in October and May 2012. Dispute involving the investment in duty free shops at an airport in Moldova and on the Moldovan/Romanian border. Damages of less than three percent of the claim were awarded based on invested costs. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from France & Moldova)
  • Highbury International AVV and Ramstein Trading Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/11/1. Testified in Washington DC in August 2012. Filed expert reports on damages in May 2012 and December 2011. Dispute involving the valuation of an investment in gold and diamond mining concessions in Venezuela. Tribunal found no jurisdiction after hearing on the merits. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Netherlands & Venezuela)
  • 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 involving a request for interim measures involving a $150 million judgment in Ecuador. Interim measures were denied. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from US and Ecuador)
  • International College of IT and Management (U.S.A.) v. Troy State University; Breach of Contract; International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Case No. 16 892/VRO. Testified in New York in February 2012. Filed expert reports on damages in August and December 2011. Dispute involving college programs in Vietnam. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Vietnam & US)
  • 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 No. 50180T004310. Testified in Miami in September 2011 as damages expert. Filed an expert report in July 2011. Dispute involving a joint venture dealing in agricultural commodities. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Venezuela & US)
  • Fluviomar International Limited v. MMX Corumbá Mineracáo S.A. and MMX Metálicos Corumbá Ltda; Breach of Contract; Society of Maritime Arbitrators. Filed a post-award affidavit in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York in July 2011. Testified in New York in August 2010. Filed an expert report on damages in June 2010. Dispute involving a shipping contract for iron ore and pig iron. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Argentina & Brazil)
  • Diners Club Ecuador S.A. v. Diners Club International Ltd; Breach of Contract; ICC Case No. 15540/JRF. Testified in London in July 2010 as damages expert. Filed expert reports on damages in May 2010 and October 2009. Dispute involving the operation of payment card operations in Ecuador. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Ecuador & US)
  • Vannessa Ventures Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/04/6. Filed expert reports on damages in January 2010 and March 2009. Dispute involving the valuation of a gold mine in Venezuela. The final award found no liability. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Canada & Venezuela)
  • Diners Club (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Diners Club (NZ) Ltd., Diners Club (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. v. Diners Club International Ltd; Breach of Contract; ICC Case No. 15339/JEM. Testified in London in December 2009 as damages expert. Filed expert reports in September and February 2009. Dispute involving the operation of payment card operations in Singapore, New Zealand and Malaysia. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore & US)
  • S&T Oil Equipment & Machinery LTD. v. The Government of Romania; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/07/13. Filed expert reports on damages in July 2009 and December 2008. Dispute involving the privatization of an ammonia plant in Romania. Matter discontinued due to lack of payment by claimant. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from US & Romania)
  • MMX Corumbá Mineracáo LTDA and MMX Trade & Shipping LLC v. Eregli Demir Ve Çelik Fabrikalari; Breach of Contract; International Court of Arbitration, ICC Case No. 16056/VRO. Filed an expert report on damages in July 2009. Dispute involving a supply contract for iron ore involving parties from Brazil, Turkey and the US. Matter settled. (Engaged by Claimant; parties from Brazil & Turkey)
  • Nejapa Power Company, LLC v. Comisión Ejecutiva Hidroeléctrica Del Río Lempa; Breach of Contract; Testified in April 2009 in Washington DC 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 & El Salvador)
  • FLAG Telecom Group Limited v. Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited; Breach of Contract; ICC Case No. 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 & India)
  • UEG Araucaria Ltda. v. Companhia Paranaense de Energia; Breach of Contract. Filed expert reports in May and December 2005 in an ICC case on the losses sustained by a consortium of investors contracted to build a gas-fired thermal power plant in Brazil. Matter settled. (Engaged by Claimant; parties from US & Brazil)
  • Noble Ventures v. The Government of Romania; Expropriation; ICSID Case No. ARB/01/11. Filed expert reports in January and August 2004. Dispute involving the privatization of a steel company and electric generation assets in Romania. The tribunal returned a decision awarding no damages to the claimant. (Engaged by Respondent; parties from US & Romania)
  • GAMI Investments, Inc. v. The Government of the United Mexican States; Expropriation; NAFTA. Filed expert reports in February 2004 and February 2003. Matter involving the valuation of the investment in five sugar mills and the damages related to an expropriation in Mexico. The mills were returned to the claimant just prior the hearings. (Engaged by Claimant; parties from US & Mexico)
  • Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka (CSOB) v. The Slovak Republic; Breach of Contract; ICSID Case No. ARB/97/4. Testified as damages expert in April 2003. Filed expert reports in August 2001 and November 1999. Dispute involving 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 & Slovak Republic)
  • 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 & Guyana)
  • MCI Global Resources, Inc. And MCI International, Inc., V. Metro Position Sdn. Bhd.; Breach of Contract; ICC, Case No. 9134/CK. Testified in September 1997 in Paris. Filed an expert Report in May 1997. Dispute involving pre-paid calling cards. (Engaged by Claimant; parties from US & Malaysia)