Jenner & Block

 

Ms. Hodgson’s representative experience before joining Jenner & Block includes:

  • Representing the Republic of Panama in a treaty arbitration initiated by Sacyr SA., a Spanish entity, under the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), relating to the Panama Canal expansion.
  • Defending Peru in a multi-million dollar International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) contract arbitration regarding the construction of a line of the Lima subway (Metro de Lima Línea 2).
  • Defending Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) investor-state arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty, related to export taxes and the termination of a concession contract (Anglo-American PLC).
  • Defending Venezuela in an ICSID arbitration brought by European subsidiaries of an Argentine conglomerate under Luxembourgian and Portuguese bilateral investment treaties, related to the steel industry (Tenaris II).
  • Defending Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) investor-state arbitration brought by a Canadian company under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a concession contract (Crystallex).
  • Defending Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) investor-state arbitration brought by a Canadian gold mining company under a bilateral investment treaty (Gold Reserve).
  • Representing Venezuela in an annulment proceeding initiated in France, and enforcement proceedings in Luxembourg and United States (Gold Reserve).
  • Successful representation of a Venezuela state-owned entity (SOE) in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration brought by a German company, related to a submarine maintenance and repair contract.
  • Defending Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) investor-state arbitration related to gold mining and foreign exchange regulations (Rusoro).
  • Successful defense of Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) investor-state arbitration brought by a Canadian company under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a concession contract (Nova Scotia Power II).
  • Successful defense of Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) investor-State arbitration brought by a Canadian company under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a joint venture and a mining concession contract (Vannessa Ventures).
  • Successful representation of a Latin American country in a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce investor-state arbitration brought by a European joint venture under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a transportation project.
  • Successful representation of a Venezuela SOE in an ICC arbitration concerning oil exploitation contracts (settled favorably).
  • Successful defense of Venezuela in an UNCITRAL investor-state arbitration brought by a Canadian company under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a hydrocarbon sales contract (Nova Scotia Power I).
  • Successful defense of Venezuela in an ICSID (Additional Facility) investor-state arbitration brought by a Canadian company under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a joint venture and a mining concession contract (Vannessa Ventures).
  • Successful representation of Venezuela in a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce investor-state arbitration brought by a European joint venture under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a transportation project.
  • Successful representation of Venezuela SOE in an ICC arbitration concerning oil exploitation contracts (settled favorably).
  • Defending a Latin American SOE in an ad-hoc arbitration brought by a Canadian company under a bilateral investment treaty, related to a hydrocarbon sales contract.
  • Advised an Asian trade association with respect to claims under various WTO agreements
  • Advised an Eastern European State on WTO dispute settlement procedures.
  • Advised a multinational infrastructure investor on US foreign investment review rules.
  • Advised a Southeast Asian country on US bilateral investment treaty policy.
  • Participation in successful defense of the United States in a NAFTA Chapter 11 investment arbitration brought by a Canadian company, related to California environmental regulations (Methanex).
  • Participation in successful defense of the United States in a NAFTA Chapter 11 investment arbitration brought by a Canadian company, related to US judicial actions (Loewen).
  • Participation in successful defense of the United States in a NAFTA Chapter 11 investment arbitration brought by a Canadian company, related to US Buy American laws and a transportation project (ADF).
  • Successful defense of the United States in a WTO arbitration brought by India, related to rules of origin on textile and apparel products.
  • Successful defense of the United States in a WTO arbitration brought by the European Union, related to intellectual property rights.
  • Successful defense of the United States in a WTO arbitration brought by the European Union, related to port taxes (matter settled).
  • Successful representation of the United States in a WTO arbitration, related to the Antidumping Agreement.
  • Representation of the United States in ad hoc arbitrations under the 1996 Softwood Lumber Agreement.

Arbitrator Experience

  • Appointed as emergency and sole arbitrator by AAA/ICDR in several matters.  Issued award in a case involving US and Asian parties.
  • Appointed sole arbitrator in IACAC arbitration involving US and Latin American parties.
  • Co-panelist, In The Matter of Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico – Five Year Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders – Injury (USA-MEX-2005-1904-06) (NAFTA Chapter 19 arbitration).
  • Co-panelist, In The Matter of Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip Coils from Mexico (USA-MEX-2008-1904-03) (NAFTA Chapter 19 arbitration).
  • Arbitrator, In The Matter of Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico (USA-MEX-2008-1904-03).