Sam has particular experience in international arbitration and complex commercial litigation, representing clients in a variety of commercial disputes.
He focuses his practice on representing institutions and individuals in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC and LCIA rules, as well as in enforcement proceedings and related civil litigation. He has been recognized as a Future Leader in International Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.
Representing a leading US pharmaceutical company in a Singapore-seated ICC arbitration arising from long-term licensing and supply contracts.
Representing ConocoPhillips in a multibillion-dollar ICSID arbitration arising from the expropriation of hydrocarbon and refining assets in Venezuela.
Representing an oil major in an ICC arbitration brought by subsidiaries of a Latin American state-owned oil company in relation to a joint venture dispute, as well as confirmation proceedings before US federal district and appellate courts.
Representing a US luxury goods company in a high-value international commercial arbitration arising from a long-term collaboration agreement.
Representing a major financial institution in connection with claims brought in federal court by a Brazilian investor arising out of the sale of structured notes.
Advising the Government of Latvia in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning the insolvency of a bank.
Representing ConocoPhillips in its ICSID arbitration claims against Ecuador arising from an expropriation of hydrocarbon resources.
Advising a global biopharmaceutical company in investigations by the DOJ and the SEC relating to FCPA issues.
Advising an international trust structure administered out of Monaco in alleged subsequent transfers in a Madoff clawback action.