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International Litigation 2012

Author(s): Jeffrey W. Sarles, John Fellas
Practice Area: International Law, Litigation
Published: Jun 2012
ISBN: 9781402418044
PLI Item #: 34529
CHB Spine #: H886

John Fellas is a partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and co-chair of the Arbitration Practice and co-chair of the International Practice of that firm.

Mr. Fellas has practiced in both the U.S. and England, and as well as being a member of the New York Bar, he is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.  He has served as counsel, and as chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator, in arbitrations under the AAA, ICC, LCIA, UNICTRAL, ICDR, SIAC and ad hoc rules.  He also serves on the Mediation Panel of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.  He has also been retained to act as an expert witness on U.S. law in proceedings in other countries.

He has been recognized for his practice in international arbitration by:  Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who Of Business Lawyers; Chambers USA - Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Chambers Global; The Best Lawyers In America; Euromoney Expert Guides -- Best of the Best USAChambers Global and Chambers USA  have noted that he is “a wonderful lawyer with very thorough legal knowledge,” and that he is “one of the best--his reputation is phenomenal and deserved.”

He has also been recognized for his practice in commercial litigation by:  Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; New York Super Lawyers.

He is co-editor of International Commercial Arbitration in New York (Oxford University Press 2d edition 2016).

He received a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Durham, England, and both an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from the Harvard Law School.

Jeffrey Sarles is co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Chicago Litigation practice and of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate group. He divides his practice between appellate and international dispute resolution matters. He joined Mayer Brown in 1994 after graduating from Northwestern University School of Law. He is included in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Appellate Law.

Mr. Sarles’ international dispute matters currently include a Second Circuit appeal for a large Jordanian bank in a case raising Alien Tort Statute and Anti-Terrorism Act claims; an ICDR arbitration for a Swiss pharmaceutical company involving professional  responsibility issues; an ICSID arbitration for a US investor against Romania for destruction of a business; and a Canadian Supreme Court appeal for a US food manufacturer seeking to preserve an award issued in its favor by a NAFTA arbitration panel.

Mr. Sarles has represented companies in international commercial arbitrations before such leading bodies as the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, and International Centre for Dispute Resplution, as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules. The issues in these cases have ranged from information technology to manufacturer-distributor  responsibilities to discriminatory taxes to post-closing purchase price adjustments. He also has represented investors and governments in investor-state arbitrations and annulment proceedings before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and in appellate litigation involving the scope of arbitral jurisdiction over foreign governments.