Baiju S. Vasani

Baiju Vasani is an international arbitration lawyer and arbitrator. He has served as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, UNCITRAL Rules, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, and public international law. He also has advised states on the negotiation and drafting of treaties and companies in investment structuring.

Baiju has particular experience in energy (generation, transmission, and distribution), oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), mining (including coal, gold, silver, silica, and uranium), cement, and other large-scale project disputes in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin America. He currently serves as lead counsel on several investor-state arbitrations, including Vladislav Kim and others v. Uzbekistan, Federal Elektrik and others v. Uzbekistan, and WWM v. Kazakhstan, as well as on various complex international commercial arbitrations. His representations prior to joining Jones Day include two multimillion dollar merits awards at ICSID in Duke Energy International Peru Investments No. 1, Ltd. v. Peru (including a successful annulment challenge) and Duke Energy Electroquil Partners and Electroquil SA v. Ecuador and a multimillion dollar settlement in the ICC case of UEG Araucaria Ltda. v. Companhia Paranaense de Energia Ltda. [1]