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Curtis Welcomes New Corporate Partner Paul Bugingo in Dubai
News 19 Dec. 2019
Curtis Wins in London for Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Client Alert 04 Sep. 2020
English High Court Issues an Order in Favour of Judgment Creditor Forcing British Government to Disclose Foreign Government Assets Frozen under Sanctions
News 20 Jul. 2020
Milo Molfa Joins Curtis in London as Disputes Partner
Event 02 Sep. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila to speak in webinar on Specialized Topics of International Arbitration
Event 26 Aug. 2020
Antonio M. Prida discusses Mexico's proposed General Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Arbitraje CANACO webinar
News 24 Jun. 2020
Curtis defeats second treaty claim brought against Kuwait
DOJ Advisory Opinion Reaffirms Lack of FCPA Prohibition on Bona Fide Payments Made to Foreign Governmental Instrumentalities
News 03 Sep. 2020
Robert Honeywell Joins Curtis as Head of Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice
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Senior arbitration partner Ben Preziosi has acted as lead counsel in many international arbitrations, mostly in the defense of sovereign states and state-owned entities. He started his career as a litigator dealing with complex white-collar criminal and civil matters, many relating to allegations of violations of the U.S. securities laws and accounting and financial fraud.
Mr. Preziosi has extensive experience in representing states defending against claims under bilateral investment treaties, including proceedings under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules. He has also represented states, state-owned entities and private parties in commercial arbitration cases under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitration rules.
Mr. Preziosi was a core member of the teams representing Venezuela and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (and its subsidiaries) in treaty and commercial cases brought by ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips arising out of the 2007 nationalization of the Venezuelan oil industry. He was the lead counsel for Venezuela in other cases, including the ICSID case brought by a subsidary of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A. relating to the expropriation of a proppants plant. Mr. Preziosi also led Curtis teams in the representations of the Republic of Ghana in the ICC case relating to the Dunkwa gold mine that resulted in a dismissal of the claims brought by two gold-mining companies; the Republic of Kazakhstan in an expert proceeding and arbitration relating to the Kashagan project; and the Republic of India in a telecommunications case under the UNCITRAL rules that resulted in the dismissal of the claims.
Having spent most of his career as a litigator, Mr. Preziosi’s disputes experience encompasses complex commercial disputes and white-collar criminal defense. He has represented corporations, partnerships and individuals in disputes involving claims under stock and asset purchase agreements, partnership agreements and supply contracts, as well as in matters relating to allegations of securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, insurance fraud and professional liability and financial fraud. He has appeared in federal and state courts in New York, Delaware, California, Indiana, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, South Carolina and Utah.
Commercial Disputes - Arbitration
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
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News 05 Aug. 2020
Curtis Featured as Jus Mundi’s Inaugural Arbitration Team of the Month
News 15 Jun. 2020
Curtis obtains historic annulment for Spain at ICSID
"...one of the very best advocates in formal proceedings I have seen."
Global Arbitration Review 2019
Recognized practitioner for Chambers Global: Latin-America
"...always very well-prepared and has an excellent command of all facts of the case, which results in his presentation of very persuasive arguments."
Legal 500 USA 2020
Benard Preziosi is ‘great at cross-examining witnesses and experts'
Legal 500 Latin America 2018
Benard Preziosi, Jr. has an ‘unsurpassed command of facts and valuation models’
Legal 500 USA 2014