Foley Hoag Receives Top Rankings in Public International Law and International Arbitration by Chambers and Partners Global

Partners Paul Reichler, Lawrence Martin, Daniel Schimmel and Hery Frédéric Ranjeva, and Counsel Sarah Altschuller Recognized as “Notable Practitioners”

March 24, 2017

Foley Hoag LLP has once again been given the top ranking in Public International Law by Chambers and Partners Global 2017. This marks the fifth time in seven years the firm has been ranked in Band 1, the highest rating provided by Chambers Global. Only two other law firms worldwide were placed in the same category this year.

Chambers reports that, according to clients, Foley Hoag has “really become the leading law firm in the world for inter-state litigation,” and “The lawyers they have there are really top-notch, both intellectually and in their ability to work with people.”

Partner Paul Reichler, who chairs the firm’s international disputes practice, is described as a “first-class litigator, formidably good at leading a team, structuring a case and arguing the points,” with “very sound, practical judgment.”

Partner Lawrence Martin, deputy chair, is recognized as a “scholarly international lawyer” who is commended for his “innovative and creative approach” to cases.

Among the firm’s achievements in the past year were successful representations of the Philippines against China regarding maritime rights in the South China Sea, of Uruguay in an investment arbitration against tobacco giant Philip Morris defending Uruguay’s tobacco marketing regulations, and of El Salvador against mining company Pac Rim regarding environmental protection measures.

Foley Hoag was also highly ranked for International Arbitration in Chambers’ regional publications for the United States and Latin America. It was recognized for its “strong practice working exclusively for sovereign state and state-owned entities in investor-state arbitration disputes,” drawing on its “impressive public international law expertise.”

Partner Daniel Schimmel, based in both Foley Hoag’s New York and Paris offices, was recognized as an attorney with “thorough knowledge of the French and U.S. judicial systems,” who “intimately understands both and can explain them to anyone.”

Partner Hery Frédéric Ranjeva, based in Paris, was recognized in the categories of Dispute Resolution and General Business Law as an expert both on French and Madagascar law. Clients view Ranjeva as “a very good arbitrator.”

Chambers also ranked Foley Hoag in the top band globally in Business and Human Rights Law, where the firm specializes in advising multinational companies, sovereign States and international organizations on corporate social responsibility. Attorney Sarah Altschuller was singled out as “a really first-rate practitioner who is on top of a lot of this business and human rights work.”

Chambers and Partners is considered the world’s most prestigious legal ranking service. Since 1999, they have been researching the legal markets of more than 180 countries, identifying leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of attorneys and their clients. Chambers has garnered its reputation based on the independence and objectivity of its research.

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