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GAR 100 - 4th Edition


18 February 2011

In August 2008, after 15 years at Spanish boutique B Cremades y Asociados and then eight at Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados in Madrid, Calvin Hamilton decided the time was right to set up his own firm.

People in Who’s Who:
Pending cases as counsel:
Value of pending counsel work:
US$31 million
Treaty cases:
Current arbitrator appointments:
1 (of which 1 is as sole or chair)
No. of lawyers sitting as arbitrator:

The boutique he founded with two associates not only advises on cases with a Spanish element, but also prides itself on its international expertise. It is currently handling matters concerning Venezuelan and British Virgin Islands law. In addition to his work as counsel, Hamilton himself regularly sits as an arbitrator and is also a professor at IE Business School in Madrid. The firm provides expert opinions on questions of international law. For example, it was recently asked by a Latin American financial institution, “When, if at all, can a tribunal in an international arbitration disregard the applicable law of the parties?” One client, when contacted by GAR researchers, praised the firm’s thorough preparation before the hearing stage, adding that, “Even if this team had charged higher rates, we would have been willing to pay them.”

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