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Alexander G Leventhal is of counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s Paris office. Mr Leventhal has extensive expertise in international commercial arbitration spanning multiple sectors, including hospitality, telecommunications, entertainment and finance. However, his practice focuses in large part on the energy sector where he has represented clients upstream and downstream in all manner of disputes. He currently serves on the steering committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Young Members Group as well as the Continental Europe Chair for Young ITA, an arbitration think tank with a focus on the energy sector. He also acts as Energy Committee Secretary of the Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and sat on a committee that amended CPR’s Fast Track Rules.
Mr Leventhal is known for his expertise in investment arbitration. He helped lead a team that obtained an order from an ICSID tribunal that, for the first time, ordered the suspension of extradition proceedings in a third-party state. He is recognised as a young thought leader in the world of investment arbitration and guided a team that prepared a submission to the UNCITRAL Working Group III on behalf of the European Federation for International Law and Arbitration.
Mr Leventhal has received a number of awards and distinctions for his experience in international arbitration (including his ranking as a Future Leader in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal), but his experience also extends beyond the world of international arbitration. He has handled numerous multi-jurisdictional disputes and serves on the IBA’s Mediation Committee. Mr Leventhal is a founding member of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative, an organisation that provides support for arbitration practitioners receiving their first nominations as arbitrators.
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