News 08 Jan. 2021
Curtis Adds Africa Insider and Corporate Partner Kalidou Gadio in the U.S.
News 18 Nov. 2020
Libya Obtains Historic Victory in Setting Aside of EUR452 Million Arbitral Award
News 15 Dec. 2020
Kazakhstan Secures US$1.9 Billion in Settlement of Arbitral Dispute
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
Event 05 Jan. 2021
Partner Robert Honeywell participates in Fundación Fide panel on U.S. and Spanish Insolvency Systems
News 20 Dec. 2020
Curtis Counsel Fuad Zarbiyev Nominated for Membership in International Law Commission
News 17 Dec. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida and Associate Irene Cuellar Publish Article on Mexico Potentially Incorporating The UNCITRAL Model Law and The Singapore Convention into National Legislation
Article 11 Dec. 2020
Partners Rodrigo Valverde and Santiago Corcuera, and Associate Irene Cuellar, Author Mexico Chapter in INSOL International’s “Treatment of Secured Claims in Insolvency and Pre-Insolvency Proceedings II”
Client Alert 13 Jan. 2021
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Upholds Qatar’s Sovereign Immunity in Cyberespionage Case
Event 09 Jan. 2021
Partner Charles Howland Serves as Judge for the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition
Client Alert 30 Dec. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: December 30, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: December 30, 2020)
Curtis established its two offices in Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2008. Six years later, the firm opened its doors in Beijing to better serve clients operating or located in China, as well as in East Asia and Southeast Asia.
Our multi-office international arbitration team represents clients in matters ranging from complex multiparty, multijurisdictional disputes to mid-sized commercial arbitrations and mediations. The practice has represented numerous Asian states and state-owned entities in investor-state arbitrations, as well as private companies in international commercial arbitrations.
Curtis' International Trade lawyers have four decades of experience representing Asian clients on trade matters, and are highly regarded as a top-ranked trade practice by leading legal directories such as Chambers & Partners. The practice operates primarily out of its offices in Washington, D.C., Beijing and Geneva, and includes multilingual lawyers and analysts who are fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Curtis’ attorneys have developed significant experience serving as lead advisers to both private companies and state-owned entities on several of the largest and best-known infrastructure development and public projects in Central Asia. Clients operating in the region include project sponsors, investors, lenders, developers and government agencies engaged in oil and gas and tourism development and hotel projects.
The firm’s investment management lawyers in Kazakhstan, Europe and the United States offer decades of experience developing tailored solutions for the alternative investment community. The team has extensive experience establishing and advising funds in Central Asia, and serves a range of clients including sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, fund managers and their sponsors and principals, and other investors.
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state and state-owned clients in the region
rankings in Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global for our work in the region
languages spoken by our Asia-based attorneys
"Strong US firm that is considered a powerhouse in Asia."
Chambers Global 2020 (International Trade/WTO)
"The Kazakh desk(located in Paris) handles a variety of matters for both government & multinational clients."
Chambers Global 2019 Spotlight
"The trade team of this firm give very practical advice, not a textbook one, but based on deep understanding of the industry and its issues."
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019
"Clients say the lawyers do an 'excellent job' and are 'always punctual.'"
Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Kazakhstan Dispute Resolution
"Noted by clients as 'knowledgeable, courteous and friendly.'"
Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Kazakhstan Energy & Natural Resources