Analía González

International Associate - Washington, D.C.

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Analía González is an international associate at Foley Hoag LLP Washington DC office and a member of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on Sovereign Representation, the resolution of foreign investment disputes under investment treaties, investment contracts, and on commercial arbitration matters. She represents clients in international litigation and arbitration, including cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)..

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Education:

  • George Washington University Law School, LL.M., Master in International and Comparative Law, 2004
  • University of the Republic of Uruguay Law School, Graduate degree in Law (J.D. Equivalent), 1999
  • University of the Republic of Uruguay Law School, Bachelor's Degree in Law, 1996

Languages:

English, Spanish, Portuguese

Representative Experience

International Investment Arbitration on Behalf of Sovereign States

  • Rusoro Mining Limited v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Representing Venezuela in a $3.03 billion claim against a Canadian gold mining company in an ICSID (Additional Facility) arbitration concerning the alleged nationalization of the company’s gold assets.
  • Crystallex International Corporation v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Representing Venezuela in an ICSID (additional facility) proceeding brought by a Canadian company under the Canada-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty in connection with a mining operations contract.
  • FTR Holdings and Philip Morris Products, S.A., v. Uruguay. Representing Uruguay in an ICSID case involving tobacco labeling standards.
  • Gold Reserve v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Representing Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) arbitration brought by a Canadian gold mining company over Venezuela's denial and cancellation of gold concessions and the revocation of related environmental permits.
  • The SIMCO Consortium and Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Limited v. PDVSA Petróleos S.A. Representing PDVSA Petróleos S.A. in ICC proceedings brought by a consortium in connection with a breach of contract claim relating to enhanced oil recovery techniques.
  • Highbury International AVV and Ramstein Trading Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Venezuela-Dutch bilateral investment treaty regarding the alleged expropriation of gold and diamond mining concessions in Venezuela, securing a victory for Venezuela.
  • Raytheon Anschutz GmbH v. DIANCA. Represented DIANCA, a Venezuelan State-owned entity in an ICC arbitration brought by a German company, related to a maintenance and repair of Venezuelan submarines.
  • Vannessa Ventures Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) arbitration brought by a Canadian mining company seeking $1 billion in damages for the cancellation of a gold mining contract, securing a judgment in Venezuela’s favor.
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in an arbitral proceeding under the UNCITRAL Rules, arising from a coal supply contract, brought by a Canadian company under the Canada-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty.

Litigation Before the International Court of Justice

  • Ecuador v. Colombia (case concerning aerial spraying on the border). Represented Ecuador in case concerning Colombia's aerial spraying of toxic herbicides in close proximity to the Ecuadorian border, causing serious harm to human health, livestock, crops and the environment in Ecuador.
  • Argentina v. Uruguay (case concerning pulp mills on the Uruguay River). Represented Uruguay in this proceeding before the ICJ, defending Uruguay's right to sustainable development through the construction of a pulp plant that satisfies the highest environmental standards. 

Litigation Before United States Federal Courts on Behalf of Sovereign States

  • Caromin v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in a lawsuit brought before US Courts over alleged expropriation of mining concessions in Venezuela, and appeal of judgment in favor of Venezuela on grounds of sovereign immunity.

Involvement

  • American Bar Association, International Law Section, Member
  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Society of International Law, Member
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Bar Admissions

  • Admitted only in Uruguay; Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia as a Special Legal Consultant