New York, September 8, 2014 — Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced today that Alexander Yanos has joined the firm’s Treaty Arbitration practice as partner in the firm’s New York office. Yanos will co-chair the practice with Washington, DC-based partner John Townsend.
“Alex’s deep experience in bilateral investment treaty arbitrations complements the experience of our treaty arbitration lawyers,” said Candace K. Beinecke, Chair of Hughes Hubbard. “We are thrilled to welcome him to Hughes Hubbard.”
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Yanos was a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s International Arbitration Group in New York. He was an integral member of teams achieving successful results in numerous high-profile investment treaty and commercial disputes against, among others, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, PDVSA, PetroEcuador, Sonatrach, Venezuela and Vietnam for various energy and natural resource companies. In addition, Yanos also has been an integral member of teams achieving successful results for States in International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitrations involving Latvia, Lithuania and Pakistan. Finally, Yanos has had a long career litigating in the US Courts in connection with arbitral disputes. In particular, Yanos was a key partner in the team responsible for the enforcement of awards against Argentina and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) including, most recently, a successful result in the United States Supreme Court (7-2 US Decision reinstating arbitration award against Argentina).
“I am delighted to join Hughes Hubbard’s highly respected, award-winning team of international arbitrators,” said Yanos. “The depth of talent at the firm will be a tremendous asset to me and my practice.”
Fluent in six languages, Yanos has acted as counsel in matters before nearly every international arbitration tribunal. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Scholar and Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review.