Foley Hoag Attorneys Ronald Goodman, Paul Reichler, Derek Smith, Lawrence Martin and Hery Frédéric Ranjeva Recognized by Chambers Global 2014

April 30, 2014

Chambers and Partners has recognized Foley Hoag LLP attorneys Ronald Goodman, Paul Reichler, Derek Smith, Lawrence Martin and Hery Frédéric Ranjeva among top attorneys in its Chambers Global 2014 guide.

Goodman was ranked in the Latin America -wide category for Arbitration (International, Band 3); Reichler was ranked in the Global-wide category for Public International Law (Band 1) and the Latin America-wide category for Arbitration (International, Band 3); Martin and Smith were also ranked in the Global-wide category for Public International Law (Band 1); and Ranjeva was ranked as a Foreign Expert in both France for Dispute Resolution and Madagascar for General Business Law. Chambers bases its rankings on interviews with attorney clients and other industry peers.

Based in Washington, D.C., Goodman and Reichler serve as a partners and Co-Chairs of Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration Department. Goodman represents clients in the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), ICSID Additional Facility, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and other fora in investor-state and commercial matters. While Reichler represents and advises Sovereign States in land and maritime boundary disputes with neighboring States. Reichler has also represented Sovereign States in disputes over trans-boundary environmental harm, and disputes with foreign investors in the world’s principal arbitral forums, including ICSID, ICC, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

Partner Derek Smith, also in residence in Foley Hoag's Washington, D.C. office, practices in the areas of international dispute resolution, petroleum law and public international law, and represents governments and state entities in international arbitration and other dispute settlement proceedings. Smith has represented clients with regard to the settlement of international boundary disputes that implicate oil and gas development and assists them in establishing unitization agreements for handling trans-boundary resources.Partner Lawrence Martin concentrates his practice in international disputes, typically involving foreign sovereign governments and/or their agencies and instrumentalities. He represents foreign sovereign interests in proceedings before the world’s leading dispute resolution fora. Martin has particular experience in international environmental cases and disputes relating to the Law of the Sea.

As counsel in Foley Hoag's Paris office, Ranjeva focuses on international law, as well as international litigation and arbitration. In addition to his representation of clients before French and Madagascan courts, Ranjeva also advises foreign investors on their operations in Madagascar. He is listed on the rosters of arbitrators of the ICC France and the Malagasy Centre d’arbitrage et de médiation de Madagascar (CAMM).

Since 1999, Chambers has been researching the legal markets of more than 180 countries, identifying leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of attorneys and their clients. The company has garnered its reputation on the independence and objectivity of its research.  

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