White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today's G20 world. As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients. In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, longstanding members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions. We work with some of the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state owned entities. We have the largest international arbitration practice of any firm. We cover every jurisdiction, arbitral forum and industry sector, and work under multiple laws and in diverse languages. White & Case is recognized as the Number One International Arbitration Practice Globally (Global Arbitration Review 2018), International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year (Who's Who Legal 2018) and ranked Band One in Latin American, Europe, USA and Globally (Chambers 2018).
Foley Hoag is a law firm of 300 attorneys with offices in Washington, DC, Boston, New York, and Paris. Founded in 1943, the firm has established a lengthy record of success in industries such as life sciences, health care, technology, energy/renewables, investment management and professional services.
Foley Hoag’s International Litigation and Arbitration Practice is globally recognised as a leader in representing sovereign states in cutting-edge and high-profile international arbitrations. The firm has defended states in over 60 investor-state arbitrations, with an extraordinary record of success. The firm is also recognised as the world’s leading Public International Law firm.
Foley Hoag’s team members come from diverse backgrounds and work effectively in many languages. They have also been educated in and are admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions. Their common objective is to provide creative, strategic legal advice tailored to their clients’ unique goals.
Matthew Drossos is a partner in the Firm's International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Drossos has represented clients - including both corporations and sovereign states - on matters before the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Geneva Chamber of Commerce, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and U.S. federal courts. Representative matters have included disputes involving metals and mining, construction, and sovereign financial instruments.
Francisco X. Jijón is a partner in the Litigation and International Arbitration Practice Groups with the global law firm of White & Case. Mr. Jijón specializes in international dispute resolution and transnational disputes involving sovereign states and Latin America. His experience includes investment arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as in commercial arbitration and litigation in various forums and arbitrations before U.S. courts. These cases have spanned various substantive areas, including infrastructure, energy, cultural heritage, sovereign debt, environment, construction, among others.
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya is a partner in Foley Hoag’s international litigation and arbitration department and co-chair of its Africa practice. She has represented sovereign States in over 30 disputes concerning international law. Many of these are investor-state arbitrations concerning natural resources, mining, the environment, infrastructure, and health policy under the rules of UNCITRAL, ICSID, the ICSID Additional Facility, and the ICC. Others are disputes between States concerning human rights, environmental rights, territorial claims and maritime delimitations before the ICJ, UNCLOS tribunals, and other fora. In addition, Tafadzwa represents foreign sovereign States in their disputes in U.S. courts and advises them in the negotiation of public private partnership contracts.
She has been recognized by Latinvex as one of its Top 50 Rising Legal Stars in Latin America and recommended in the 2018 edition of Legal 500: USA for her dispute resolution expertise.