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Jennifer Permesly focuses on international arbitration and U.S.-based cross-border litigation. Her experience includes complex commercial disputes for international companies, as well as representation of both sovereigns and investors in investment treaty and public international law disputes. She has appeared as an advocate before arbitral tribunals constituted under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, JAMS, ICSID and ad hoc rules.
A Spanish speaker, Ms. Permesly focuses much of her practice on disputes arising out of Latin America. At her previous firm, Ms. Permesly counseled energy, gas, asset management, mining, entertainment and other companies investing in or based in Latin America, in connection with contract and investment treaty disputes.
Ms. Permesly has been named in Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America as well as referenced in Legal 500 US and Legal 500 Latin America for her skills in international arbitration. Chambers USA describes her as a young practitioner who is "firing on all cylinders," and clients describe Ms. Permesly as "very articulate, very focused and very skilled" as an advocate. Ms. Permesly also has been named one of Latin America’s top 100 female lawyers by Latinvex and as a Future Leader in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, which quotes sources who state she is "consistently at the very top of her game and admired throughout the profession."
Ms. Permesly serves as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading U.S.-based foreign policy think tank, and as the co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group. She serves on the board and as the treasurer of the New York International Arbitration Center, an organization she was closely involved in establishing. Ms. Permesly frequently speaks in both Spanish and English on a wide range of topics including Argentina’s sovereign debt crisis, alternative remedies in bilateral investment treaty arbitration, and the intersection of U.S. arbitration and bankruptcy, among others.
“United States,” Getting the Deal Through: Arbitration 2017, January 2017
“Where Are We Now? Investment Treaty Arbitration, Sovereign Debt, and Mass Claims in the Post-Abaclat Era,” Transactional Dispute Management, January 2017
“The Rise of the Emergency Arbitrator,” Financier Worldwide, November 2016
“International Construction Arbitration: Best Practices for Documenting Claims and Defenses,” Practical Law, Spring 2016
“U.S. Courts and the Anti-Arbitration Injunction,” Arbitration International, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2012
“Capturing the Benefits of Arbitration for Cross Border Insolvency Disputes,” Fordham Papers, 2012 (with Edna Sussman)
Representative Speaking Engagements
Speaker, “El Lado Oscuro de Arbitraje,” Universidad del Pacifico Event, Lima, Peru, June 2017
Trainer, “Arbitral Award Writing Toolkit Training,” IBA Arb-40 Event, NYIAC, New York, April 2017
Speaker, Young ICCA Arbitration Skills Training Workshop, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Buenos Aires, November 2016
Speaker, “Obtaining Interim Relief in International Arbitration,” International Bar Association IBA-Arb 40 Event, Washington, D.C., September 2016
Speaker, Practicing Law Institute, International Arbitration - Recent Developments, New York, June 2016
Speaker, NYIAC Special Lunch Presentation on the Yukos Award Annulment, with Marielle Koppenol-Laforce, New York, April 2016
Panelist, GAR Live BITs, Year in Review in ISDS, Washington, D.C., April 2016
Panelist, ASIL Annual Meeting, The Disorganization of International Intellectual Property Law, Washington, D.C., March 2016
Panelist, ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Forum, Cyber Security, Data Privacy, and Arbitration, Houston, Texas, January 2016
Speaker, Bogota Chamber of Commerce, Arbitraje en Fusiones y Adquisiciones (Arbitration of Mergers and Acquisitions), Bogota, Colombia, June 2015