Teresa Queirós focuses on complex international commercial disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions, legal issues and sectors (including energy, mining, construction, investment and finance, and consumer goods).
Ms. Queirós has successfully represented clients across a broad spectrum of investment treaty disputes, commercial arbitration proceedings under various arbitral institutions, and English High Court litigation (including antitrust follow-on litigation). She also has worked on complex cross-border investigations.
Ms. Queirós has particular experience acting in Spanish-language disputes in Europe and Latin America.
Ms. Queiros' notable recent representations include:
- NextEra Energy Global Holdings B.V. and NextEra Energy Spain Holdings B.V. in the successful prosecution of claims against Spain under the Energy Charter Treaty. In a May 2019 award, an ICSID tribunal awarded NextEra damages of €292 million plus attorneys’ fees, making this the largest damages award against Spain in the renewable energy sector;
- NextEra Energy Global Holdings B.V. and NextEra Energy Spain Holdings B.V. in ICSID annulment proceedings brought by Spain;
- Vale S.A. in connection with the collapse of Dam I of the Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine in Brumadinho, Brazil;
- an individual defendant in successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English High Court in proceedings brought by customers of a formerly private Russian bank concerning allegations of misselling of loan notes. This matter also involved securing the release of significant funds paid into court and resisting applications for additional freezing order relief; and
- a large consumer goods conglomerate in relation to an internal cross-border investigation.
Prior to joining Skadden in August 2015, she practised at another leading international law firm.