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Brendan Casey

Brendan Casey is a litigator representing clients in high-stakes international arbitration, often involving Construction / Infrastructure disputes with notable experience in the renewable and traditional energy sector (offshore wind, solar, gas processing/production, cost recovery, exploration/development plans).


Brendan has handled international arbitrations worth billions of U.S. dollars conducted under a variety of arbitral rules (including ICC; LCIA; SCC; UNCITRAL; SIAC and DIAC) and a broad spectrum of substantive and procedural laws (New York, Texas, English, Swiss, Japanese) in both common and civil law jurisdictions (Geneva, Stockholm, Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Paris).


He also has significant experience with investment arbitration under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Brendan routinely advises investors and states on all aspects of investment protection and dispute resolution, including the structuring of foreign investments. He is also experienced in public international law disputes.


His work has been published in the leading academic journals and texts including: IBA Dispute Resolution International, the Journal of International Arbitration, the CIArb International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management and the ASA Bulletin. He has also participated in and moderated roundtable discussions and panels organized by the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and the World Economic Forum.


Brendan works closely with the firm’s arbitration and litigation practitioners in London, Houston and Washington D.C. He resided in the London office in 2015 and 2016. Prior to joining Akin Gump, he practiced in the London office of a leading international law firm.