News 01 Feb. 2017

Curtis announces International Arbitration promotions in Ashgabat, Geneva, and New York

New York, February 1, 2017 – Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced the promotion of Geneva-based Dori Yoldi to partner and New York-based Robert Garcia and Ashgabat-based Bahar Charyyeva to counsel in its leading International Arbitration practice.

  • Ms. Dori Yoldi is an experienced international arbitration practitioner, having participated in many high profile ICSID and ICC cases, including the defense of Venezuela and PDVSA in the ICSID and ICC claims launched by ConocoPhillips. Ms. Yoldi joined Curtis in 2005 as an associate in Mexico City and has just relocated to Geneva, the firm’s newest office. She obtained her law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City and later graduated with a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law. Ms. Yoldi is a member of the bars of Mexico, New York and France, and is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
  • Mr. Robert Garcia’s practice covers a broad range of complex civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on international energy disputes. He has represented foreign states and state-owned entities in ICC and ICSID arbitrations and in various federal courts in the U.S., including the Supreme Court. He was part of the defense team in the ICC arbitration brought by a subsidiary of ExxonMobil against PDVSA, as well as a member of the team representing the National Oil Corporation of Libya in various ICC arbitrations. Prior to joining Curtis in 2008 as an associate, Mr. García acquired extensive experience litigating numerous cases in the courts of the State of New York at both the trial and appellate levels. A U.S. national with roots in Argentina, he is fluent in English and Spanish. He obtained his law degree from George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, at Berkeley.
  • Ms. Bahar Charyyeva focuses her practice on investor-state and international commercial arbitration, particularly under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. She is a key member of the Curtis team that has represented the Government of Turkmenistan in nine international arbitrations to date. A native of Turkmenistan, Ms. Charyyeva is fluent in Turkmen, Russian and English. She holds an LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary University of London and earned her LL.B. degree in Jurisprudence from Turkmen State University.