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Aloysius (Louie) Llamzon is a partner at K&S’s Washington, D.C. and New York offices and a member of its International Arbitration group.  Dr. Llamzon represents private and sovereign clients in commercial, investment, and inter-State disputes.  Having practiced in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., Louie is thoroughly familiar with civil and common law systems.  He advocates before tribunals seated throughout the world, involving energy, infrastructure, financial, manufacturing, mining, and construction disputes.  He also acts as arbitrator.

Dr. Llamzon was previously a corporate finance associate at a leading international law firm’s Hong Kong office, and an associate at a large firm in Manila.  He is admitted in the Philippines, New York and D.C.  Louie was also a Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.  There, he was Registrar and Tribunal Secretary in inter-State, treaty, and contract arbitrations involving States.  His public international law experience includes disputes involving land and maritime boundaries, treaty interpretation, the environment, and transnational pipelines.

Louie holds J.S.D. and LL.M. degrees from Yale Law School, and A.B. and J.D. degrees from Ateneo de Manila University.  He publishes widely and is a research professor and former lecturer at law schools in Manila and The Hague.  His book “Corruption in International Investment Arbitration” (Oxford, 2014), is the leading treatise in the subject.  His article “Investor Wrongdoing in Investment Arbitration” won the 2017 Smit-Lowenfeld Prize.  He is a frequent speaker, including at the biennial ICCA Congress and the annual meetings of ASIL and the ICC Institute of World Business Law.  He is a member of ASIL’s Executive Council.

Louie has been recognized annually in Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Arbitration since 2017, which has described him as a “star”, “an expert in international corruption matters relating to disputes,” “a top emerging name in the arbitration space”  who “possesses ‘a rare combination of strong theoretical and academic knowledge with top lawyering and advocacy skills”, with a “fantastic Asia practice.”

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Credentials

J.S.D., Yale Law School

LL.M., Yale Law School

J.D., Ateneo de Manila University

A.B. Economics, Ateneo de Manila University

District of Columbia

Hong Kong Registered Foreign Lawyer

New York

Phillippines

American Society of International Law

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

International Council for Commercial Arbitration; Young ICCA

Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for Best International Arbitration Article (2017)

Yale Law School: Ambrose Gherini Prize (“best paper upon a subject of international law, either public or private”); Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in International Dispute Settlement; John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy

Ateneo de Manila Law School: St. Thomas More Award, Dean’s Award for Best Thesis

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Recognition

Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for Best International Arbitration Article (2017)

Yale Law School: Ambrose Gherini Prize (“best paper upon a subject of international law, either public or private”); Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in International Dispute Settlement; John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy

Ateneo de Manila Law School: St. Thomas More Award, Dean’s Award for Best Thesis

Matters

Representation of the Republic of Turkey in a multi-billion dollar inter-State ICC arbitration initiated by the Republic of Iraq in relation to a crude oil pipeline system between Iraq and Turkey

Representation of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. in a multi-billion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty in relation to the Malampaya gas-to-power project, the largest foreign investment in Philippine history

Representation of a major Spanish energy company in multi-billion dollar commercial and treaty arbitrations against the Arab Republic of Egypt and its State-owned company

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Matters

Representation of the Republic of Turkey in a multi-billion dollar inter-State ICC arbitration initiated by the Republic of Iraq in relation to a crude oil pipeline system between Iraq and Turkey

Representation of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. in a multi-billion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty in relation to the Malampaya gas-to-power project, the largest foreign investment in Philippine history

Representation of a major Spanish energy company in multi-billion dollar commercial and treaty arbitrations against the Arab Republic of Egypt and its State-owned company

Representation of claimant in an UNCITRAL/PCA-administered Arbitration against a South American state brought under a bilateral investment treaty in relation to a consumer goods manufacturing enterprise

Representation of two oil majors in a USD3 billion ICC arbitration against an Asian State

Representation of a major Southeast Asian conglomerate in a SIAC contract arbitration involving a USD500 million shareholders dispute over infrastructure projects

Representation of Claimant in an UNCITRAL Arbitration against Peru brought under the U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, concerning a copper mining project and poly-metallic smelting operation

Representation of respondent in an ICC arbitration by a multinational technology provider against a Philippine telecom company, including related Philippine court litigation

Representation of a multinational infrastructure company in relation to the recognition and enforcement of an ICC arbitration agreement and eventual award against a Philippine energy company before Philippine courts

Matters

Representation of the Republic of Turkey in a multi-billion dollar inter-State ICC arbitration initiated by the Republic of Iraq in relation to a crude oil pipeline system between Iraq and Turkey

Representation of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. in a multi-billion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty in relation to the Malampaya gas-to-power project, the largest foreign investment in Philippine history

Representation of a major Spanish energy company in multi-billion dollar commercial and treaty arbitrations against the Arab Republic of Egypt and its State-owned company

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Matters

Representation of the Republic of Turkey in a multi-billion dollar inter-State ICC arbitration initiated by the Republic of Iraq in relation to a crude oil pipeline system between Iraq and Turkey

Representation of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. in a multi-billion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty in relation to the Malampaya gas-to-power project, the largest foreign investment in Philippine history

Representation of a major Spanish energy company in multi-billion dollar commercial and treaty arbitrations against the Arab Republic of Egypt and its State-owned company

Representation of claimant in an UNCITRAL/PCA-administered Arbitration against a South American state brought under a bilateral investment treaty in relation to a consumer goods manufacturing enterprise

Representation of two oil majors in a USD3 billion ICC arbitration against an Asian State

Representation of a major Southeast Asian conglomerate in a SIAC contract arbitration involving a USD500 million shareholders dispute over infrastructure projects

Representation of Claimant in an UNCITRAL Arbitration against Peru brought under the U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, concerning a copper mining project and poly-metallic smelting operation

Representation of respondent in an ICC arbitration by a multinational technology provider against a Philippine telecom company, including related Philippine court litigation

Representation of a multinational infrastructure company in relation to the recognition and enforcement of an ICC arbitration agreement and eventual award against a Philippine energy company before Philippine courts

Credentials

J.S.D., Yale Law School

LL.M., Yale Law School

J.D., Ateneo de Manila University

A.B. Economics, Ateneo de Manila University

District of Columbia

Hong Kong Registered Foreign Lawyer

New York

Phillippines

American Society of International Law

Integrated Bar of the Philippines

International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

International Council for Commercial Arbitration; Young ICCA

Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for Best International Arbitration Article (2017)

Yale Law School: Ambrose Gherini Prize (“best paper upon a subject of international law, either public or private”); Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in International Dispute Settlement; John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy

Ateneo de Manila Law School: St. Thomas More Award, Dean’s Award for Best Thesis

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Recognition

Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for Best International Arbitration Article (2017)

Yale Law School: Ambrose Gherini Prize (“best paper upon a subject of international law, either public or private”); Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow in International Dispute Settlement; John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy

Ateneo de Manila Law School: St. Thomas More Award, Dean’s Award for Best Thesis