Foley Hoag International Litigation & Arbitration Practice, Lawyers Recognized By Legal 500 Latin America 2022

October 25, 2021

Foley Hoag LLP's International Litigation & Arbitration practice and three of its lawyers have been recognized for excellence and deal accomplishments in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America.

The directory provides an objective analysis on leading law firms in the Latin American market in various areas of law. Rankings are based on in-depth research, including feedback from clients and peers, to highlight firms with a truly national presence and the capability to handle sophisticated and complex work.

In addition to ranking Foley Hoag among the top firms in International Arbitration, special recognition was given to partners Clara Brillembourg and Kenneth Figueroa as "Next Generation Partners," and international associate Ofilio Mayorga as a "Rising Star."

Brillembourg represents States in international arbitrations brought by foreign investors before ICSID and other prominent arbitral fora, and in disputes between States concerning trans-border harms and territorial rights. In her cases before U.S. federal courts, she represents States in cases involving extradition and issues of foreign sovereign immunity. Sources cite her as “an exceptional lawyer, extremely precise and intelligent, who is also fully available to her clients.”

Figueroa focuses on international disputes. With a significant practice in Latin America, he represents States in investment arbitrations before ICSID and other fora, as well as state-owned entities, political subdivisions and private companies in commercial and construction arbitrations (in both Spanish and English) before institutions such as the ICC and others. He also represents clients before U.S. federal courts.  Sources describe Figueroa as “intelligent and sharp” and cite: "Kenneth Figueroa is experienced in the issues that he handles and is good at keeping his clients informed and updated. He is effective and organized, coordinating work with clients." 

Mayorga focuses his practice on public international law litigation before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration. Sources cite: "...international associate Ofilio Mayorga is one to watch."

Legal 500 Latin America also shared specific recognition regarding Foley Hoag's International Litigation & Arbitration practice: "There is no firm that has a higher level of experience, knowledge of the processes and involvement with clients in international arbitration than Foley Hoag;" "This is a unique team that shows innovative spirit in highly complex cases and for its ability to work with a multidisciplinary approach;" "The distinguishing quality of the Foley Hoag team is the passion with which it defends the client, coupled with excellent technical mastery and strategic insight into the challenges posed by international investment arbitration."

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