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Rodrigo Carè

Senior Associate - Arbitration

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Rodrigo is a dual qualified New York and Italian lawyer, with a focus on construction arbitration and commercial disputes in the Middle East.

Rodrigo has significant experience representing clients in disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

He is the Chair of the Rome Branch of the New York State Bar Association’s International Section.  Earlier in his career, Rodrigo served as a Judicial Fellow for The Honorable Charles N. Brower, who was ranked the “world’s busiest arbitrator” by The American Lawyer, and completed a long secondment with the LNG and Natural Gas divisions of Eni SpA.

Rodrigo completed his studies in the U.S. (Georgetown University Law Center) and Italy (Roma Tre) and his working languages are English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Rodrigo’s selected experience includes:

  • Representing a top financial institution in parallel DIFC and onshore proceedings concerning a facility agreement granted in relation to multiple construction projects in the UAE;
  • Represented a CIS government entity in relation to the termination of a construction project by an insolvent contractor (ICC Rules, Paris seat, law of a CIS country);*
  •  Represented a European consortium of contractors in relation to the termination of a project by the employer in a Latin American country (ICC Rules, New York law, seated in a Latin American country);*
  • Represented a European contractor in relation to certain alleged defects in a project in Latin America (ICC Rules, Miami seat, law of a Latin American country);*
  • Represented a European company in a shareholder dispute concerning a JV in the telecommunications sector (ICC Rules, DIFC seat, DIFC law);*
  • Represented a seller of LNG in relation to multiple price reviews and contract claims arising from disruptions in the supply chain (ICC Rules, Paris seat, English law);*
  • Represented a seller of LNG in relation to a buyer’s request for price review (ICC Rules, London seat, New York law);*
  • Represented a buyer of natural gas in a case concerning the contractual interpretation of certain amendments to the Price clause (ad-hoc, Stockholm seat, Swedish law);*
  • Represented an African SOE in relation to the termination of a contract for the supply of military vehicles (ICC Rules, Zurich seat, Swiss law);*
  • Represented a CIS government entity in relation to two parallel claims relating to an infrastructural project under an investment contract (ICC Rules, Geneva seat, law of a CIS country) and a BIT (ICSID Rules);*
  •  Assisted a leading international arbitrator in relation to the quantum aspects of a multi-claimant arbitration concerning the renewables sector pursuant to the Energy Charter Treaty (UNCITRAL Rules, Hague seat);*
  • Lead Counsel for a UHNWI in relation to the dissolution of an oil trading partnership and the alleged fraud of its former directors. Coordinating proceedings in Switzerland, the UAE, and the BVI.*

 

Expertise
  • Construction Disputes
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • DIFC Courts
  • Post-M&A Disputes
  • Gas Price Reviews
  • Energy Sector Disputes
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Public International Law

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