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Alumnus presented The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Arbitration Award

July 31, 2015 | Alumni

Alumnus Stephen Anway ’02 was recently awarded The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Arbitration Award for his work leading a team of attorneys that arbitrated a significant victory for the Slovak Republic against Dutch insurance company Achmea.

Anway was at the helm of the Squire Patton Boggs team that represented the Slovak Republic after Achmea challenged the government’s plans for a public health insurance system. Achmea claimed that the new plan amounted to expropriation of its Slovak subsidiary. The arbitration panel, however, decided that foreign investors are not empowered to interfere in the legislative processes of a democratic nation.

In the end, the arbitrators dismissed Achmea’s claims and awarded the Slovak Republic more than $1 million in legal costs.

The American Lawyer’s Transatlantic Legal Awards were founded this year to highlight noteworthy lawyers and firms in transatlantic matters involving corporate, finance, and litigation work. The awards also aim to underscore law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono work, outstanding transatlantic strategy, rising stars under 40, and notable in-house lawyers.

Click here to read more about the awards.