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Robert Reyes Landicho is an attorney in Vinson & Elkins LLP’s Houston office. He focuses in international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, and U.S. commercial litigation.
Rob has represented clients or assisted in investor-State disputes at ICSID and under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as in ICC, ICDR, AAA, DIFC, BCDR, LCIA, and ad hoc commercial arbitrations. In U.S. courts, Rob has experience with the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, act of state doctrine, admiralty and maritime disputes, and questions of jurisdiction over non-U.S. domiciled parties. Rob has particular experience in oil and gas, construction and infrastructure, banking, manufacturing, real estate, franchising, and intellectual property international disputes involving Middle Eastern, European, and North, Central, and South American parties. Rob also provides counseling on foreign investment planning, and the drafting of dispute resolution clauses and procedures in foreign and domestic agreements. Rob is also the current Chair of Young ITA, the young arbitration practitioner branch of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He is admitted in Texas, and has full rights of audience before the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (Part I & II).
Prior to practicing law, Rob worked for the International Organization for Migration – Iraq Mission (a UN-affiliate organization), managing community assistance programs and development projects in Iraq. Rob was also a Fulbright Scholar in Amman, Jordan where he studied Arabic and researched foreign assistance projects in the Middle East.
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