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Jeffrey W. Sarles

Jeffrey W. Sarles

Mayer Brown LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Jeffrey Sarles is co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Chicago Litigation practice and of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate group. He divides his practice between appellate and international dispute resolution matters. He joined Mayer Brown in 1994 after graduating from Northwestern University School of Law. He is included in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Appellate Law.

Mr. Sarles’ international dispute matters currently include a Second Circuit appeal for a large Jordanian bank in a case raising Alien Tort Statute and Anti-Terrorism Act claims; an ICDR arbitration for a Swiss pharmaceutical company involving professional  responsibility issues; an ICSID arbitration for a US investor against Romania for destruction of a business; and a Canadian Supreme Court appeal for a US food manufacturer seeking to preserve an award issued in its favor by a NAFTA arbitration panel.

Mr. Sarles has represented companies in international commercial arbitrations before such leading bodies as the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, and International Centre for Dispute Resplution, as well as under the UNCITRAL Rules. The issues in these cases have ranged from information technology to manufacturer-distributor  responsibilities to discriminatory taxes to post-closing purchase price adjustments. He also has represented investors and governments in investor-state arbitrations and annulment proceedings before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and in appellate litigation involving the scope of arbitral jurisdiction over foreign governments.
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