WHO WE ARE
ALG is a firm of diverse and accomplished international lawyers offering a suite of advisory and dispute settlement services in international commerce, international investment, and international affairs.
ALG represents sovereign states and their instrumentalities and enterprises as well as private sector clients in international arbitration and transnational litigation matters of the highest stakes.
ALG has successfully counseled and represented clients in varied economic sectors including mining, oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, construction, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, real estate, private equity investment, and commodities trade.
Established in Washington, DC, ALG maintains additional offices in Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates. Ethiopia is the political capital of the African continent while the Emirates lie at a critical crossroads of the global North, South, East, and West.
ALG’s modern institutional structure and profound sensitivity to culture allow the privilege of offering commensurately world class legal services against competitive fees with a deep sense of duty and commitment.
ALG’s representation model is immeasurably unique. It offers extraordinary agility and unmatched cost effectiveness.
ALG’s founding philosophy is immersion in the cultural intricacies of the causes of the international dispute, comprehensive understanding of the governing laws and legal instruments, and pursuit of the most conscientious and distinguished decision-makers in each individual case.
Beyond our disputes practice, at ALG, we believe that pre-dispute advisory services in international dealings may be faithfully rendered only with a proper understanding of the binding mechanisms of international dispute settlement. In our advisory role, we seek mechanisms of avoidance of escalation of any disputes to the adversarial level. In the event that such disputes do arise, we represent our clients’ interests with the highest levels of skill, professionalism, efficiency, and care.
What unifies these beliefs is an unwavering dedication to holistic understanding of our clients’ goals in order to devise and execute strategies for maximum advantage whether outside of view, at the negotiating table, or in the hearing room or courtroom.
ALG prides itself on the diversity and accomplishments of its lawyers. We have trained in both the civil and common law traditions. We have studied and taught the law in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. We have published several books and dozens of law review articles in leading journals. We have spoken on hundreds of panels and served on numerous boards and academic fora. We hold a depth of experience spanning decades.
ALG further engages specialist expertise where the tailored needs of a particular matter so require, including local counsel in relevant jurisdictions, leading authorities in relevant fields, and recognized quantum experts.
We are pleased to introduce our Partners and Of Counsel.
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES
Representing a State in a US$ 385 million environmental dispute under a bilateral investment treaty and the UNCITRAL Rules before an arbitral tribunal seated in The Hague
Representing a State energy utility in a major FIDIC construction dispute involving a power generation megaproject
Successfully represented a State in a US$ 225 million mining concession dispute with an Israeli industrial group under a bilateral investment treaty and the UNCITRAL Rules before an arbitral tribunal seated in The Hague
Successfully represented a State in a US$ 1.4 billion oil-and-gas concession dispute with a Hong Kong company under the ICC Rules before an arbitral tribunal seated in Switzerland
Successfully represented a joint instrumentality of two States in a EUR 50 million railway construction dispute with an Italian joint venture administered by the PCA in The Hague
Successfully represented a State in a EUR 40 million water infrastructure dispute with a consortium of Italian constructors administered by the PCA in The Hague
Successfully represented a State enterprise in a series of grain trade disputes including appeals before a panel of five arbitrators under the GAFTA Rules and instruction of counsel before the Admiralty and Commercial Court of London
Successfully represented an instrumentality of a State in two disputes with two sugar suppliers before tribunals of the Refined Sugar Association
Advised a State in multi-pronged legal processes against a series of Dutch personalities in relation to the protection of indigenous intellectual property rights
Counseled and represented sovereign and private sector clients in countless pre-litigation dispute settlement processes including negotiations, mediations, and conciliations often resulting in de-escalation of the dispute, withdrawal of a threatened arbitration or lawsuit, or favorable settlement