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Weisburg, Henry

Henry Weisburg

Partner

Henry Weisburg’s international arbitration and international litigation practice focuses on the resolution of cross-border financial disputes arising out of investment, project and joint venture disputes, expropriations, banking insolvencies, sovereign debt restructurings and similar matters.

Henry Weisburg represents clients in international arbitrations in proceedings administered by many different bodies, including the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the American Arbitration Association and the London Court of International Arbitration, as well as in ad hoc proceedings. In addition, he regularly appears in domestic courts with respect to issues such as the construction and enforcement of arbitration clauses, arbitral awards and foreign judgments, sovereign immunity issues and matters involving torts under international law.

Henry Weisburg was selected as 2012 Global Lawyer of the Year by The American Lawyer (27 December 2012). He has been praised by clients and peers in leading directories as “tremendously smart,” a “hugely experienced and very impressive” lawyer with an “electric intellect” and who “always has his strategy clearly defined” and is “excellent at preparing a case.”

Selected Experience

  • Representation of The Dow Chemical Company in winning the largest ICC arbitration award ever (US$2.5 billion), against a Kuwaiti state-owned company arising out of a failed petrochemicals joint venture. Shearman & Sterling was awarded The American Lawyer’s Grand Prize for Global Dispute of the Year (2013) for its conduct of this case.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse and a Dresdner Bank subsidiary in two ICC arbitrations against the Republic of Uruguay relating to the insolvency of Uruguay’s largest commercial bank. Clients awarded their claims in their entirety (US$150+ million).
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Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1973

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