Weil was named a "Leading" Firm for International Arbitration: Nationwide in the US
Presenter: Chambers USA 2012
The last year has seen some significant enhancements to Weil's international arbitration capabilities, and continued strength in both investment treaty and commercial arbitration. The practice group offers expertise across a range of industries, including construction, finance and telecommunications, and works with an equally diverse range of clients. The addition of four respected practitioners previously at Crowell & Moring has amplified existing multijurisdictional capabilities, and reinforced the firm's diverse practice. Arif Ali, Theodore Posner and Alexandre de Gramont add breadth to the Washington, DC office, and Samaa Haridi boosted the New York team.
Eric Ordway is held in high regard by market sources for his commercial and investment treaty expertise. His practice is enhanced by his fluency in Spanish and French, and he can draw on extensive international litigation experience.
Arif Ali now cochairs the firm's international arbitration practice, and he is highly praised by sources as being "very knowledgeable, articulate and a gentleman." He brings a wealth of experience in the arbitration arena, with expertise in diverse industries and jurisdictions. He is particularly noted for his work in matters concerning Latin America and is equally adept in commercial and investment treaty arbitration.
Alexandre de Gramont is a new addition to the table this year, and garners considerable praise for his investor-state expertise. He is considered to be "a very good speaker who can create a very forceful argument."
Samaa Haridi is highly praised by market commentators as being "a wonderful individual, and talented," who is particularly noted "for her specialty in Middle Eastern arbitrations." Her fluency in Arabic and French are an added benefit for clients benefiting from her commercial and investment treaty expertise.