Claudia T. Salomon

Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Claudia T. Salomon

Claudia T. Salomon

Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Claudia T. Salomon is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and global Co-chair of the firm's International Arbitration Practice. Her practice is focused on complex international disputes and she is recognized as a leading international arbitration attorney by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.

Ms. Salomon is a leading advocate in significant investor treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration cases. She has experience handling cases under all of the major arbitral rules, in venues around the globe, under common law and civil law.

Ms. Salomon also litigates in connection with arbitration, including enforcing arbitral awards worldwide and obtaining emergency relief.

Ms. Salomon is the US member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and serves as the Co-chair of the ICC Taskforce on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration. She is a frequent speaker and writer on international arbitration and is the co-editor of Choice of Venue in International Arbitration, published by Oxford University Press.

Significant International Commercial Arbitration Experience

US subsidiary of a Brazilian state-owned energy company in an ICC arbitration venued in New York, involving the supply of a rig
Concessionaire in an ICC arbitration in London against a Central American country involving the construction of a toll road
Investment firm in an ICC arbitration in London against a Caribbean country involving the privatization of the telecommunications industry
US entity in an ICC arbitration in Mauritius against an African company involving the sale of commodities (including 1782 proceedings in the US)
US franchisor in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against an Asian franchisee involving royalty payments
Chinese shipyard in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a German shipping company involving breach of contract claims
US university in an ICC arbitration against a Vietnamese company involving education programs in Vietnam
Canadian company in an ICDR arbitration against a US subsidiary of a Russian company involving potash contracts
US company in an ICDR arbitration against Colombian and Korean energy companies involving indemnification claims arising out of the sale of a Peruvian subsidiary
Japanese electronics company in an AAA/ICDR arbitration in New York against a US company involving an OEM agreement
US company in an ICDR arbitration in Korea involving breach of contract and trademark claims
Hong Kong electronics manufacturer against a US company in an international arbitration under the ICDR rules involving breach of contract claims
Indian telecommunications company in an LCIA arbitration venued in Singapore brought by a Japanese company (and related attachment proceedings brought in aid of arbitration)
Italian company that invested in a Hong Kong technology company in an LCIA arbitration in London involving breach of contract claims
African state in an UNCITRAL arbitration involving the construction of a power barge
Czech subsidiary of a US company against another Czech company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Vienna involving a dispute over the ownership of patents
Greek telephone company in three arbitrations before a single tribunal in Zurich under the UNCITRAL Rules involving the privatization of an Eastern European telephone system
US defense contractor challenging the enforcement of an ICC arbitration award governed by Qatar law in the US and seeking to vacate the award in Paris

Significant Investor – State Arbitration Experience

Oman in an ICSID arbitration brought under the US-Oman Free Trade Agreement concerning lease agreements and concessions for mining rights
Czech Republic in four major investment treaty cases, including cases in the banking, telecom, water and hospitality sectors
Georgia (country in the Caucasus) in two ICSID cases involving more than US$700 million in claims involving the Trans-Caucasus oil and gas pipelines and novel questions of jurisdiction under the Energy Charter Treaty
Georgia (country in the Caucasus) in a US$120 million ICSID arbitration brought under the BIT between Italy and Georgia involving the largest steel plant in the former Soviet Union
Austrian investor in an ICSID arbitration against Bosnia for US$40 million involving a supply contract
US investors in an ICSID arbitration against Ukraine involving poultry contracts
Thailand, opposing the enforcement of an award issued under the German-Thai BIT under the UNCITRAL rules

The experience listed above includes matters handled by Latham lawyers prior to joining the firm.

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Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1994

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA, summa cum laude
Class of 1991

Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.[4] It was tied for 32nd among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report 's 2014 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Memberships
Co-Chair, Taskforce on Financial Institutions & International Arbitration
Current

International Chamber of Commerce(ICC), a unique global business organization. ICC is – and has been throughout its long existence – a steadfast rallying point for those who believe, like our founders, that strengthening commercial ties among nations is not only good for business but good for global living standards and good for peace.

Career History
Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice
2013 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Partner
Prior - 2013

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Boards & Committees
Member, Commission on Arbitration
Current

International Chamber of Commerce(ICC), a unique global business organization. ICC is – and has been throughout its long existence – a steadfast rallying point for those who believe, like our founders, that strengthening commercial ties among nations is not only good for business but good for global living standards and good for peace.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2012

Former Senator from Missouri

$2,500
2011

Former President of United States

Other Affiliations

Claudia T. Salomon is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, DLA Piper, International Chamber of Commerce

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