Luis O’Naghten is a partner based in Hughes Hubbard’s Miami office. Luis has more than 30 years of experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation, and has deep experience serving as both party counsel and arbitrator throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Annually ranked among the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners, he travels extensively throughout the world to present scholarly lectures to peers and corporate counsel.
Luis’ practice focuses on international financial frauds, energy, construction, telecommunication, and corporate commercial disputes. He represents foreign sovereigns and parties adverse to foreign sovereigns, and provides advice to major international banks, United States and foreign multinational corporations, energy companies, and companies involved in maritime disputes. He represents parties in disputes before United States courts and before international arbitration panels (under ICC, AAA/ICDR, ICSID, and UNCITRAL rules) in a wide range of disputes.
Luis is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the ICC Task Force for the Revision of the ICC Rules, Chair of the U.S. Council for International Business’ Florida Arbitration Sub-Committee, and a fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He regularly teaches courses in arbitration at the University of Miami School of Law and Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and Guadalajara. He possesses native fluency in Spanish and handles arbitrations in both Spanish and English with equal agility.