Alexander Haden represents a wide variety of clients in international arbitration and litigation matters, including advising on complex commercial transactions. He also is extensively involved in pre-litigation, pre-arbitration and settlement stages.
Mr. Haden’s experience includes representing:
- a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer in a AAA/ICDR arbitration against a U.S. aircraft manufacturer involving the termination of a multibillion-dollar merger agreement and the termination of a large joint venture agreement
- Vale S.A. in connection with the collapse of Dam I of the Corrego de Feijão iron ore mine in Brumadinho, Brazil
- a Mexican conglomerate in (i) a dispute with a U.S. entertainment company concerning the interpretation of a licensing agreement and (ii) proceedings concerning the termination of a prospective merger and sale agreement of a Brazil-based entertainment company
- the Republic of Argentina in disputes brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by shareholders in Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YSF), a state-owned energy company, alleging breach of contract claims associated with Argentina’s nationalization of YPF in 2012
- a U.S. bank concerning compliance with consumer protection statutes, including those related to unfair, deceptive and abusive acts or practices
- UniCredit S.p.A. and a subsidiary in a S.D.N.Y. litigation concerning business torts claims resulting from Bernie Madoff-related investments, which was successfully dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction over UniCredit and its subsidiary and for failure to state a claim
- a Japanese life sciences company in a series of disputes against a U.S. biotechnology company regarding the development and manufacturing of biologic therapies
- an executrix of an estate of a CEO in probate proceedings in New York County Surrogate’s Court and a related qui tam action under the New York State and New York City False Claims Acts
- a Deutsche Bank subsidiary concerning a loan agreement for a Panamanian hotel that was the subject of a New York Supreme Court case against the subsidiary, which was dismissed and affirmed
- a group of businesses and individuals in the packaging industry in South America in a New York Commercial Division lawsuit concerning a sale of the businesses to a competitor
- a multinational chemical and materials company in a AAA/ICDR arbitration involving indemnification claims brought by a counterparty in a spin-off agreement
Mr. Haden also is active in pro bono matters and has represented clients in obtaining various immigration statuses, including Special Immigrant Juvenile status, U visas and asylum. In addition, he has represented pro bono clients in domestic litigation in 42 U.S.C. 1983 claims, fraudulent conveyance claims and divorce proceedings. He also assisted a nonprofit institution in its analysis and publishing of government reports obtained through a Freedom of Information Act action.