R. Zachary Torres-Fowler

R. Zachary Torres-Fowler

Troutman Pepper
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Zach concentrates his practice in construction-related disputes and specialises in complex domestic and international arbitration proceedings. He has advised clients on nearly every continent in connection with projects in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Zach has represented owners, EPC contractors, and equipment manufacturers in disputes arising from a wide variety of construction projects including power plants, airports, commercial buildings, and other civil infrastructure works. 

Zach also regularly advises clients in connection with contract drafting and negotiation, contract administration, and dispute avoidance. While many of these matters have involved bespoke EPC and other construction contracts, he has significant experience with a large number of industry-standard agreements, such as FIDIC.

Zach is a frequent contributor to the firm’s construction blog, constructlaw.com, and has been published in multiple academic and professional journals on topics concerning international arbitration. His articles include: Abuse of Due Process in International Arbitration: Is Due Process Paranoia Irrational, Am. J. Constr. Arb. & ADR (2018); The Corruption Defense Asserted in International Arbitration Disputes: A Look at BSG Resources v. Guinea, N.Y. Disp. Res. Lawyer (2016); A Bribe is a Bribe: FCPA’s Influence on International Arbitration, N.Y.L.J. (2015); Undermining ICSID: How the Global Anti-Bribery Regime Impairs Investor-State Dispute Resolution, 52 Va. J. Int’l L. 995 (2012).

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