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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 recently completed a three-year term on 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 Chambers, AmLaw’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, working to resolve a wide range of disputes.

For each year since 2007, Edward has been recognized in Chambers USA as one of the top lawyers for international arbitration, 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.”

Most recently, 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.”  Edward was honored in Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the “Nation’s Top Litigators” in Business Litigation and named a 2016 Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.  

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

B.S. Accounting, Lehigh University

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

New York

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

New York State Bar Association (1991)

"…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

Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Ecuador under bilateral investment treaty, involving $9 billion.

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

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

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Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Ecuador under bilateral investment treaty, involving $9 billion.

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

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

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

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

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.

Ongoing litigation in NY State Supreme Court concerning public bidding requirements for ferry concession at Niagara Falls.

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

Represented pharmaceutical company concerning claims under joint venture agreement.

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 representing supplier in breach of contract action.

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

Represented another of the big four accounting firms in federal and state court civil actions brought against the accounting firm by investors in tax products.

Arbitrator in pharmaceutical, manufacturing construction, and energy disputes.

Matters

Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Ecuador under bilateral investment treaty, involving $9 billion.

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

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

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Matters

Ongoing arbitration for investor against the Republic of Ecuador under bilateral investment treaty, involving $9 billion.

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

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

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

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

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.

Ongoing litigation in NY State Supreme Court concerning public bidding requirements for ferry concession at Niagara Falls.

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

Represented pharmaceutical company concerning claims under joint venture agreement.

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 representing supplier in breach of contract action.

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

Represented another of the big four accounting firms in federal and state court civil actions brought against the accounting firm by investors in tax products.

Arbitrator in pharmaceutical, manufacturing construction, and energy disputes.

Credentials

B.S. Accounting, Lehigh University

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

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

New York

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

New York State Bar Association (1991)

"…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