February 6, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 37

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Lee M. Caplan

Lee is a partner in our Washington, DC office and co-leader of the firm’s International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution practice.

Lee counsels private and sovereign clients in a wide range of matters involving international dispute resolution, public international law, and international investment law and policy. He regularly appears before international tribunals in connection with complex and high-value disputes arising out of concession agreements, investment treaties, and other international agreements. Lee's experience spans a range of industries, including oil and gas, real estate hospitality, and telecommunications. He is the co-author of a leading treatise on international arbitration entitled The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: A Commentary.

Representative experience includes:

  • Advising and representing private and sovereign clients in connection with disputes arising under investment treaties and national investment laws. Counseling clients making investments abroad on maximizing investment treaty protections and respecting principles of corporate social responsibility.

  • Advising and representing clients in connection with oil and gas disputes arising under petroleum concession agreements, including in commercial arbitration proceedings.

  • Engaging US government agencies on behalf of US companies to resolve business disputes with foreign governments through diplomatic channels.

  • Advising clients on complex public international law matters, including treaty law and practice, international investment law, the law of the sea, the law of diplomatic protection, and the laws of war.

  • Advising and representing clients in connection with maritime boundary disputes, including in proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

Lee also heads the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility practice group. Additionally, he serves as a US delegate to the UN Commission on International Trade Law and has served as an advisor to the US Commerce Department’s Commercial Law Development Program.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Lee M. Caplan