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Rikki has regularly acted as counsel for both investors and States in multi-billion dollar international commercial and investment arbitrations.  She has extensive experience arbitrating disputes arising out of sovereign debt crises, bank resolutions, and government measures providing financial assistance, such as Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA). In addition to her financial services expertise, she has experience in the oil and gas, mining, and telecommunications industries.  

Rikki has experience in commercial arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as investor-State disputes administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She has also represented athletes in anti-doping appeals administered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). 

Rikki was a New York-qualified attorney resident in London from 2014-2019.

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Credentials

B.A. Sociology, Northwestern University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude

Georgia

New York

Matters

Representing Mexican investors in €500 million investor-arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain, arising from the resolution of their interests in the fifth largest bank in Spain

Represented the Hellenic Republic in two ICSID arbitrations under the Cyprus-Hellenic Republic bilateral investment treaty arising out of measures taken by the Hellenic Republic in 2012 to address its financial and sovereign debt crisis.

Represented Vale S.A. in LCIA arbitration seated in London in a dispute arising out of a joint venture agreement related to a West African project governed by English law.

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Representing Mexican investors in €500 million investor-arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain, arising from the resolution of their interests in the fifth largest bank in Spain

Represented the Hellenic Republic in two ICSID arbitrations under the Cyprus-Hellenic Republic bilateral investment treaty arising out of measures taken by the Hellenic Republic in 2012 to address its financial and sovereign debt crisis.

Represented Vale S.A. in LCIA arbitration seated in London in a dispute arising out of a joint venture agreement related to a West African project governed by English law.

Represented Future Pipe International B.V. against the Arab Republic of Egypt under the Egypt-Netherlands Bilateral Investment brought under the ICSID Convention.

Represented Telecom Italia International N.V and Telecom Italia S.p.A in an ICC arbitration in Paris, involving a $15 billion dispute under a settlement agreement resolving a previous contest for control of a Brazilian company, in which all claims against Telecom Italia were dismissed.

Matters

Representing Mexican investors in €500 million investor-arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain, arising from the resolution of their interests in the fifth largest bank in Spain

Represented the Hellenic Republic in two ICSID arbitrations under the Cyprus-Hellenic Republic bilateral investment treaty arising out of measures taken by the Hellenic Republic in 2012 to address its financial and sovereign debt crisis.

Represented Vale S.A. in LCIA arbitration seated in London in a dispute arising out of a joint venture agreement related to a West African project governed by English law.

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Matters

Representing Mexican investors in €500 million investor-arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain, arising from the resolution of their interests in the fifth largest bank in Spain

Represented the Hellenic Republic in two ICSID arbitrations under the Cyprus-Hellenic Republic bilateral investment treaty arising out of measures taken by the Hellenic Republic in 2012 to address its financial and sovereign debt crisis.

Represented Vale S.A. in LCIA arbitration seated in London in a dispute arising out of a joint venture agreement related to a West African project governed by English law.

Represented Future Pipe International B.V. against the Arab Republic of Egypt under the Egypt-Netherlands Bilateral Investment brought under the ICSID Convention.

Represented Telecom Italia International N.V and Telecom Italia S.p.A in an ICC arbitration in Paris, involving a $15 billion dispute under a settlement agreement resolving a previous contest for control of a Brazilian company, in which all claims against Telecom Italia were dismissed.

Credentials

B.A. Sociology, Northwestern University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude

Georgia

New York