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Matthew Bate practises primarily in the area of international arbitration and litigation, with a particular focus on complex, high-value disputes involving cross-border investments and commercial matters. Matthew has extensive experience representing multinational clients in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), as well as in international litigations before US courts. He has represented clients across a wide variety of sectors, including oil and gas, construction, engineering, telecommunications, biotechnology, professional services, shipping, and aerospace. Over the years, a substantial part of his practice has been dedicated to resolving disputes involving sovereign states, including disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties. Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson, Matthew practised with leading international law firms in Paris and New York. He is a member of the New York Bar, and received his JD from Harvard Law School in 2001. He is a native English speaker and is fluent in French and German.
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