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Compass Lexecon has been involved in many of the largest and most complex antitrust litigation and financial market cases over the past 30 years.

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05/18/20

In a resubmitted investment treaty claim by TECO Guatemala Holdings LLC, economic experts Manuel A. Abdala and Julian M. Delamer successfully assisted the Republic of Guatemala to defend against a US$202.3 million claim involving an undue regulatory process leading to...

06/13/19

Compass Lexecon experts Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained by NextEra Energy (Claimant) as regulatory and quantum experts in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain, held under ICSID rules. The dispute...

04/11/19

Compass Lexecon experts Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained by two ExxonMobil subsidiaries, Mobil Exploration and Development Argentina Inc. (MEDA) and Mobil Argentina S.A. (MASA), to assess damages in their ICSID international arbitration claim against...

03/12/19

Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained in 2007 by ConocoPhillips Company et al. (Claimants) to provide their independent assessment regarding the value of two large-scale heavy crude oil projects (Petrozuata and Hamaca) and an offshore...

05/22/18

Compass Lexecon expert Dr. Manuel A. Abdala was retained by Phillips Petroleum Company Venezuela Limited and ConocoPhillips Petrozuata B.V. ("Claimants"), two large-scale producers of heavy crude oil and related products, as quantum expert in an ICC arbitration against Petróleos de...

02/27/18

Compass Lexecon expert Dr. Manuel A. Abdala was retained by Novenergia II Energy & Environment (SCA) SICAR (Claimant) as economic and quantum expert in an Energy Charter Treaty arbitration against Spain, held under SCC rules. The dispute centered on several...

07/21/17

Compass Lexecon experts Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller were retained by Teinver S.A., Transportes de Cercanías S.A., and Autobuses Urbanos del Sur S.A. ("Claimants") as regulatory and quantum experts in an ICSID arbitration against the Argentine...

02/21/17

Compass Lexecon expert, Dr. Manuel A. Abdala was retained by Burlington Resources Inc., to provide expert testimony on the economic impact of tax increases followed by expropriation affecting Burlington's investments in two crude oil production-share concession contracts of Blocks 7...

01/18/17

Compass Lexecon's client Pan American Energy LLC (PAE), one of the largest hydrocarbons producers in Argentina prevailed in its ICC arbitration request to early terminate a long-term natural gas supply contract with Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C., a major aluminum producer....

12/16/16

Compass Lexecon experts, Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Mr. Pablo López Zadicoff were retained by Tenaris S.A. and Talta Trading e Marketing Sociedade Unipessoal LDA, to provide expert testimony on the economic impact of Venezuela's expropriation of Tavsa, a seamless...

04/11/16

Compass Lexecon's Manuel A. Abdala and Pablo T. Spiller served as experts for claimant Crystallex Corporation, which on April 4, 2016 obtained an arbitration award of US$1.39 billion (including pre-award interest) against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Venezuela). The tribunal...

01/29/16

Tenaris S.A. and Talta-Trading E Marketing Sociedadde Unipessoal LDA retained Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller to provide expert testimony on the economic impact of Venezuela’s expropriation of Matesi, a major producer of hot briquetted iron (HBI)....

04/09/15

Claimants in two matters retained Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller to provide expert advice and testimony on the economic impact of several measures resulting in the total loss of their investments in Aguas Argentinas S.A., the...

12/17/14

Pan American Energy LLC v. Plurinational State of Bolivia (ICSID Case ARB/10/8) Pan American Energy LLC retained Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller to provide expert advice and testimony on the economic impact of several measures affecting...

10/09/14

Compass Lexecon was retained by the Barbados-based Consolidated Energy Limited (CEL) to provide expert testimony in its shareholder dispute against its former partners, CLICO and CL Financial (CLF), regarding the value and control of MHTL, one of the largest worldwide...

04/26/14

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Repsol to assist in quantifying damages in its ICSID arbitration claim due to the 2012 nationalization of its majority (51%) equity investments in Argentina. Repsol had controlling investments in the largest integrated Argentine...

01/31/14

A Compass Lexecon team, led by Manuel A. Abdala as expert, successfully assisted Guaracachi America Inc. (GAI) and Rurelec PLC (“Claimants”), in determining damages based on the fair market value for their 50% equity stake in Empresa Eléctrica Guaracachi S.A....

12/19/13

On December 19, 2013 a Compass Lexecon team, with Manuel Abdala and Marcelo Schoeters as experts, successfully assisted the Republic of Guatemala to defend against a US$243.6 million investment treaty claim by TECO Guatemala Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Florida-based...

09/17/12

A Compass Lexecon team led by Manuel A. Abdala as expert and managed by Santiago Dellepiane provided testimony before an ICC Tribunal which awarded ConocoPhillips a US$66.9 million award against Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA). The conflict involved a shareholders’...

06/11/12

Dr. Manuel A. Abdala and Professor Pablo T. Spiller provided expert testimony in an ICSID arbitration, retained by French investors led by EDF and SAUR. The outcome resulted in a US$208 million award against Argentina. An ICSID Tribunal found that...

02/14/12

A Compass Lexecon team successfully assisted outside counsel for a Central European state (Respondent) in dismissing a claim in excess of €230 million raised by a major multinational pharmaceutical company (Claimant). The Compass Lexecon team included Manuel Abdala and Pablo...