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Crowell & Moring Partner Ian A. Laird Named One of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers

Washington – May 22, 2020: Latinvex has named Ian A. Laird, co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s International Dispute Resolution Group, as one of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers. The list is developed by Latinvex’ editorial and research staff using data from their annual survey of international law firms, as well as publicly available data.

According to Latinvex, “the criteria used was a combination of factors, including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firm in Latin America and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Refinitiv.”

In his practice, Laird represents a range of clients in international arbitration proceedings involving disputes between corporations and foreign sovereign governments. For over 20 years, he has counseled parties in investment arbitrations under the provisions of NAFTA, CAFTA-DR, the Energy Charter Treaty, and other international investment agreements, typically applying the arbitration rules of ICSID or UNCITRAL.

Laird’s experience includes working on the earliest NAFTA investor-state arbitrations involving cases against each of the three NAFTA state parties, and most recently has handled high profile gold and uranium mining arbitrations. He is currently counsel on numerous international arbitrations and disputes, most recently involving Egypt, Kuwait, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Turkey.

Latinvex publishes daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business and provides extensive coverage of Latin America's legal, technology, and energy sectors. To read more about Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers, please visit here.


Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist
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