Christopher K. Tahbaz
Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
21/F AIA Central
1 Connaught Road Central
International Bar Association Litigation Committee (Senior Vice Chair); New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc. (Chair of the board of directors, 2008-2010; Director, 2000-present); Board of Directors of Sanctuary for Families (Member); Board of directors of the Urban Justice Center (Member, 1999-2008); Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former Member).
Served as counsel in some of the firm’s largest international arbitrations. Currently representing investors in a pair of bilateral investment treaty arbitrations against the Government of Laos. Recently, Mr. Tahbaz was one of the two Debevoise partners who led a team of lawyers who obtained an award worth at least $750 million on behalf of claimants in an ICC arbitration involving disputes between the shareholders of Hyundai Oilbank (HDO), Korea’s fourth largest oil refining and marketing company. Mr. Tahbaz also has been appointed to serve as arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under ICDR/AAA, ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL rules, and he is included in the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s List of Arbitrators and the ICDR Roster of Neutrals.
“United States,” in the International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (2013); “India’s Corporate Governance Reforms: Encouraging Companies To Do Business,” Practical Law Company Magazine (December 2013); “Spotlight On Southeast Asia,” Financial Fraud Law Report (October 2013); “What The NY Convention Means For Myanmar,” International Financial Law Review (April 2013); “United States,” International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer Law International, 2013), co-author; “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration,” Asian Dispute Review (April 2012) and “Attachment and Execution on Commercial Assets,” Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against Sovereigns (Juris Publishing 2009), co-author.