Christian Leathley

Adjunct Professor of Law

Professor Christian Leathley has taught international arbitration at NYU School of Law for the last two years, having previously taught international arbitration as a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for a number of years.

Professor Leathley is originally from England but is based permanently in New York. He is co-head of the Latin America group at Herbert Smith Freehills. He is New York and English law qualified and has acted for and advised individuals, corporations and sovereign states in cases arising from all major industry sectors, including under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, AAA (ICDR), CAS and UNCITRAL, as well as having litigation experience in the UK, US and overseas.

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Professor Leathley regularly appears as an advocate before arbitral tribunals in many different jurisdictions in both English and Spanish. He has a particular focus on disputes relating to Latin America, and has authored a number of books, articles and other legal publications including International Dispute Resolution in Latin America: An Institutional Overview (published by Kluwer Law International in 2007, new edition forthcoming in 2017). His sectoral experience includes the energy sector (oil and gas as well as renewables), mining, banking, infrastructure and telecommunications.

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