Malik Havalic is an associate in the firm’s litigation department and member of the firm’s arbitration and antitrust groups. Malik has worked on complex commercial disputes, with a focus on international commercial and investment arbitration. He has been engaged in AAA/ICDR, ICSID, ICC, JAMS, and PCJ arbitrations, and represented both sovereign and investors parties in treaty arbitration. He has experience with the oil and gas, nuclear energy, aerospace and defense, life science, pharmaceuticals, financial services and technology, and news media industries, among others.
Malik is also committed to pro bono legal service. He is actively engaged with the International Refugee Assistance Project, he has also argued on behalf of pro bono clients in immigration, family, and housing court and made multiple appearances before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for pro bono matters.
Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 United States for Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration (2021)
Co-author with Hagit Elul and J.H. Boykin, “Gas Supply and LNG Arbitrations,” The Guide to Energy Arbitrations 4th Ed., Global Arbitration Review (2020)
Contributor with Chris Paparella and Elizabeth Zhou, The United States chapter of “Global Legal Insights to: International Arbitration”, 4th Ed. (2018)
Contributor with Nicholas Swerdloff and Jeffrey B. Goldberg, “Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (GAP): USA” (2018)
Co-author with Sarah L. Cave, "Subject Matter Jurisdiction Under the FAA," The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation 49, no. 2 (Jan. 20, 2016)
Co-author with J.H. Boykin, "Fruits of the Poisonous Tree: The Admissibility of Unlawfully Obtained Evidence in International Arbitration," Transnational Dispute Management, 5 (October 2014): 1875-4120 www.transnational-dispute-management.com
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014
Representation of Turkish oil and gas investor in arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Kazakhstan under the ICSID convention
Representation of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in an ICC arbitration against Cameco Inc. arising out of an agreement for the purchase of uranium concentrates
Representation of U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese trading company in an action arising out of a reconnaissance system for the F-15 fighter
Representation of U.S. uranium mining investor in arbitration proceedings against Turkey under the ICSID convention
Representation of Ukrainian investors in several UNCITRAL proceedings arising out of the Russian Federation’s breaches of international law in Crimea
Representation of liquor and spirits importer in ICDR arbitration arising out of termination of distribution agreement; secured full victory, including attorney’s fees and confirmation of arbitral award
Representation of Hungary in proceedings brought by French gas investors under the Energy Charter Treaty
Representation of life sciences company in JAMS arbitration concerning the development and ownership of medical device technology
Representation of financial technology inventor in JAMS arbitration concerning corporate governance dispute
Numerous internal investigations involving financial services, pharmaceuticals, on-line retail, etc.
Representation of primary dealer in U.S. Treasuries in class action lawsuit alleging manipulation of the U.S. Treasury market
Representing oil and gas company seeking to confirm an arbitral award against the Government of India
Representation of Trustee in defense of WARN Act claims brought after the liquidation of MF Global
Represented multinational life sciences corporation in an ICC arbitration over the licensing of real-time PCR diagnostic products
Represented a national newspaper company in Department of Justice antitrust investigation and related civil lawsuit
Argued before Second Circuit on behalf of foreign born appellant in removal proceedings seeking to prevent removal on grounds of derivative citizenship
Argued before Second Circuit on behalf of prisoner alleging an unconstitutional implementation of New York’s parole statute by former governor Pataki and other officials
Represented Trustee in liquidation of Lehman Brothers, Inc.
Represented Jamaican national in deportation proceedings, cumulating in successful negotiated resolution prior to hearing
Successful resettlement of Somali refugee and ongoing representation of Afghan translator in support of the International Refugee Assistance Project
Participation in various labor and employment matters