Practice & Background

Brendan Casey is a member of the litigation group. His practice focuses on complex international arbitration and litigation in a variety of industries, including the construction, energy, natural resources, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors. Mr. Casey has handled international arbitrations conducted under a variety of arbitral rules and a broad spectrum of substantive and procedural laws.

Mr. Casey also has significant experience with investment arbitration under bi-lateral and multi-lateral investment treaties. He routinely advises investors and states on all aspects of investment protection and dispute resolution, including the structuring of foreign investments. He also has experience in public international law disputes.

In addition, Mr. Casey devotes time to the firm’s vibrant pro bono practice working with clients in the U.S. and abroad on issues ranging from asylum applications to freedom of the press challenges in foreign courts.

Mr. Casey works closely with the firm’s arbitration and litigation practitioners in London, Washington D.C. and New York – having spent time as a resident of the London office in both 2015 and 2016.    Prior to joining Akin Gump, he practiced in the London office of a leading international law firm.

Representative Matters

Mr. Casey’s recent engagements include:

  • advising two Asian governments on investment protections and pre-arbitral steps relating to potential claims under bi-lateral and multi-lateral investment treaties
  • representing a Middle-Eastern Joint Venture contractor in relation to claims arising out of one of the largest construction projects undertaken in the CIS
  • advising a government-owned Middle-Eastern corporation on international investment protections in Africa
  • representing an American private equity company in HKIAC arbitral proceedings arising out of a real-estate Joint Venture in mainland China
  • representing a Middle-Eastern consortium in ICC arbitral proceedings stemming from breaches of a supply agreement
  • defending a Japanese subsidiary of a pharmaceutical company in ICC arbitral proceedings for disputes arising out of a co-promotion agreement
  • representing an American financial services company (providing middle- and back-office accounting services) in tri-party LCIA arbitration against fund liquidators and the fund manager
  • defending a European natural gas company in ICC arbitral proceedings relating to the price renegotiation of a long-term LNG supply contract
  • successfully challenging an overly restrictive Burundian Press Law at the East African Court of Justice (pro bono).