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Edward Kehoe specializes in business arbitration and litigation. He is the Managing Partner of our New York office, co-head of our International Arbitration practice and a member of the firm’s ten-person management committee.

This year, King & Spalding’s International Arbitration group was awarded the “Law firm of the Year Award” for International Arbitration by U.S. News & World Reports, and also was recognized by Law 360 as the top practice in the world.  Global Arbitration Review previously noted, “the firm’s rise up the rankings speaks volumes for the power of a winning record.”  The team has been widely lauded as a leading practice in the industry by ChambersAmLaw’s Focus Europe and Legal 500 who recently emphasized the team’s “consistently excellent work.”

With more than 25 years of experience in business arbitration and litigation, Edward represents clients in the energy, mining, construction, professional services, finance and banking, pharmaceutical, and insurance sectors. He has been lead counsel in many international arbitration matters and trials (both jury and bench), with successful outcomes for his clients. 

For each year since 2007, Edward has been recognized in Chambers USA as one of the top lawyers in the field, where it states that he “received abundant praise for his talented approach to international arbitration” and that he “drew spontaneous applause from esteemed sources for his sophistication and success in handling a number of sizable matters.”  Edward  received special recognition for “his advocacy skills and the real commitment he demonstrates to clients.”  Chambers USA has also hailed him as “excellent” noting “he receives accolades from clients who appreciate his strategic approach and ability to take into consideration business interests.” 

Edward was honored in Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the “Nation’s Top Litigators” in Business Litigation and is named a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.

This year, Who’s Who Legal noted that “Edward Kehoe is both a superb advocate and a commanding arbitrator.”  Chambers Global highlighted that “Mr. Kehoe is approachable and intelligent. Despite the fact that he is one of the top people in the field, he is very down-to-earth.”  Chambers Global also has quoted sources who say that he is “an extraordinary and zealous advocate for his clients.”  And Chambers USA notes “Edward is praised by interviewees as an outstanding advocate, with sources citing his ability to navigate through complicated issues as a key strength.”

Edward is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. In addition to serving as counsel, he sits as an arbitrator and is listed as an arbitrator on the Panel of Neutrals for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.

A frequent writer and lecturer on international arbitration issues, Edward is a member of the Board of Editors of Global Arbitration Review and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

Edward earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Lehigh University.

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Credentials

J.D., St. Johns University, cum laude

B.S. Accounting, Lehigh University

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

New York State Bar Association (1991)

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

"…an extraordinary and zealous advocate for his clients."


Chambers Global, 2017

2016 U.S. Litigation Star


Benchmark Litigation

“…a superb advocate and a commanding arbitrator.”


Who's Who Legal

A Top Litigator for Business Litigation


Corporate Counsel magazine

"…excellent and client focused."


Legal 500

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Recognition

"…an extraordinary and zealous advocate for his clients."


Chambers Global, 2017

2016 U.S. Litigation Star


Benchmark Litigation

“…a superb advocate and a commanding arbitrator.”


Who's Who Legal

A Top Litigator for Business Litigation


Corporate Counsel magazine

"…excellent and client focused."


Legal 500

Matters

Representative Arbitration Matters

Ongoing arbitration in LNG gas pricing dispute in Asia.

Ongoing dispute between pharmaceutical companies concerning joint venture agreement.

Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Peru under a trade promotion agreement, involving over $800 million.

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Representative Arbitration Matters

Ongoing arbitration in LNG gas pricing dispute in Asia.

Ongoing dispute between pharmaceutical companies concerning joint venture agreement.

Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Peru under a trade promotion agreement, involving over $800 million.

Ongoing arbitration for manufacturer before AAA/ICDR concerning breach of joint venture agreement.

Ongoing commercial arbitration in New York before the AAA/ICDR concerning alleged breach of natural gas supply agreement.

Ongoing dispute before AAA concerning power purchase agreement.

Successfully represented Chevron Corp. in an arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador under bilateral investment treaty, concerning a fraudulent $9 billion judgment issued against the company by the Ecuadorian Court. 

Successful arbitration against the Republic of Egypt under a bilateral investment treaty concerning the supply of natural gas to an investor, securing damages of more than $2 billion.

Successfully represented independent power producers in arbitration dispute against public utility company.

Favorable arbitration award ($700 million less taxes) in an international investment treaty arbitration before the ICSID, representing a major oil company.

Favorable arbitration award ($2 billion) concerning dispute over long-term LNG supply contract.

Favorable arbitration award (over $1 billion) in ad hoc arbitration proceeding, representing manufacturer in claims against insurance syndicate for property loss and business interruption losses arising from a catastrophic fire.

Favorable arbitration award against Republic of Bulgaria under a bilateral investment treaty.

Favorable arbitration concerning breach of Korean distributorship agreement.

Favorable arbitration award (over $300 million) in AAA arbitration, representing the owners of a power plant in a breach of contract action relating to the long-term supply of power.

Favorable arbitration award for one of the big four accounting firms in AAA arbitrationin which accounting malpractice was alleged in connection with an audit; arbitration panel awarded claimant zero damages on its $200 million claim.

Successfully represented issuer of surety bonds against insurer, in an international arbitration matter before the AAA/ICDR, concerning political risk insurance and expropriation.

Representative Litigation Matters

Favorable jury verdict in federal district court for the Southern District of New York, representing owner of hotel development project as defendant in construction litigation. The jury verdict was described by National Law Journal as one of the top 10 defense verdicts in the nation prior to post-trial motions and settlement.

Favorable jury verdict in New York State Supreme Court for electric power provider in breach of contract action

Favorable jury verdict in New York State Supreme Court representing supplier in breach of contract action.

Successfully represented pharmaceutical company in litigation concerning claims under joint venture agreement.

Successfully represented a defendant in New York State Supreme Court in breach of contract action concerning services on the New York Stock Exchange.

Represented one of the big four accounting firms in federal and state court civil actions concerning tax products, which settled favorably on the eve of trial. 

Successfully represented patent owner in breach of contract action in S.D.N.Y. Federal Court.

Matters

Representative Arbitration Matters

Ongoing arbitration in LNG gas pricing dispute in Asia.

Ongoing dispute between pharmaceutical companies concerning joint venture agreement.

Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Peru under a trade promotion agreement, involving over $800 million.

See more
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Matters

Representative Arbitration Matters

Ongoing arbitration in LNG gas pricing dispute in Asia.

Ongoing dispute between pharmaceutical companies concerning joint venture agreement.

Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Peru under a trade promotion agreement, involving over $800 million.

Ongoing arbitration for manufacturer before AAA/ICDR concerning breach of joint venture agreement.

Ongoing commercial arbitration in New York before the AAA/ICDR concerning alleged breach of natural gas supply agreement.

Ongoing dispute before AAA concerning power purchase agreement.

Successfully represented Chevron Corp. in an arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador under bilateral investment treaty, concerning a fraudulent $9 billion judgment issued against the company by the Ecuadorian Court. 

Successful arbitration against the Republic of Egypt under a bilateral investment treaty concerning the supply of natural gas to an investor, securing damages of more than $2 billion.

Successfully represented independent power producers in arbitration dispute against public utility company.

Favorable arbitration award ($700 million less taxes) in an international investment treaty arbitration before the ICSID, representing a major oil company.

Favorable arbitration award ($2 billion) concerning dispute over long-term LNG supply contract.

Favorable arbitration award (over $1 billion) in ad hoc arbitration proceeding, representing manufacturer in claims against insurance syndicate for property loss and business interruption losses arising from a catastrophic fire.

Favorable arbitration award against Republic of Bulgaria under a bilateral investment treaty.

Favorable arbitration concerning breach of Korean distributorship agreement.

Favorable arbitration award (over $300 million) in AAA arbitration, representing the owners of a power plant in a breach of contract action relating to the long-term supply of power.

Favorable arbitration award for one of the big four accounting firms in AAA arbitrationin which accounting malpractice was alleged in connection with an audit; arbitration panel awarded claimant zero damages on its $200 million claim.

Successfully represented issuer of surety bonds against insurer, in an international arbitration matter before the AAA/ICDR, concerning political risk insurance and expropriation.

Representative Litigation Matters

Favorable jury verdict in federal district court for the Southern District of New York, representing owner of hotel development project as defendant in construction litigation. The jury verdict was described by National Law Journal as one of the top 10 defense verdicts in the nation prior to post-trial motions and settlement.

Favorable jury verdict in New York State Supreme Court for electric power provider in breach of contract action

Favorable jury verdict in New York State Supreme Court representing supplier in breach of contract action.

Successfully represented pharmaceutical company in litigation concerning claims under joint venture agreement.

Successfully represented a defendant in New York State Supreme Court in breach of contract action concerning services on the New York Stock Exchange.

Represented one of the big four accounting firms in federal and state court civil actions concerning tax products, which settled favorably on the eve of trial. 

Successfully represented patent owner in breach of contract action in S.D.N.Y. Federal Court.

Credentials

J.D., St. Johns University, cum laude

B.S. Accounting, Lehigh University

New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

New York State Bar Association (1991)

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

"…an extraordinary and zealous advocate for his clients."


Chambers Global, 2017

2016 U.S. Litigation Star


Benchmark Litigation

“…a superb advocate and a commanding arbitrator.”


Who's Who Legal

A Top Litigator for Business Litigation


Corporate Counsel magazine

"…excellent and client focused."


Legal 500

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Close

Recognition

"…an extraordinary and zealous advocate for his clients."


Chambers Global, 2017

2016 U.S. Litigation Star


Benchmark Litigation

“…a superb advocate and a commanding arbitrator.”


Who's Who Legal

A Top Litigator for Business Litigation


Corporate Counsel magazine

"…excellent and client focused."


Legal 500