EXPERIENCE


LITIGATION

Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile). Adviser to Chile (2014 to present) in case before the International Court of Justice concerning Bolivian access to the Pacific Ocean.

Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua). Counsel to Costa Rica (2013 to present) in case before the International Court of Justice concerning the delimitation of maritime boundaries on both sides of the Central American isthmus.

Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile). Adviser to Chile (2012-2014) in case before the International Court of Justice concerning the delimitation of a maritime boundary in the Pacific Ocean.

Bangladesh/Myanmar (Maritime Delimitation). Counsel to Myanmar (2011-2012) in case before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea concerning the delimitation of a maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal.

Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia). Counsel to Costa Rica (2009-2011) in case before the International Court of Justice concerning an application to intervene.

Guyana/Suriname (Maritime Delimitation). Adviser to Suriname (2005-2007) in case before an Annex VII arbitral tribunal concerning the delimitation of a maritime boundary in the Atlantic Ocean.

Newfoundland and Labrador/Nova Scotia (Maritime Delimitation). Adviser to Newfoundland and Labrador (2001-2002) in case before ad hoc arbitral tribunal concerning limits of offshore areas in the Atlantic Ocean.

Land and Maritime Boundary (Cameroon v. Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea intervening). Adviser to Equatorial Guinea (1999-2002) in case before the International Court of Justice concerning an application to intervene with respect to the maritime delimitation.

 

NEGOTIATION

Assisting Central American state in the resolution of several outstanding maritime boundaries.

Supporting Middle Eastern state in the resolution of several outstanding maritime boundaries.

Assisting West African state in the resolution of several outstanding maritime boundaries and a land boundary.

Supported states in the Middle East and West Africa in the successful negotiation of several maritime boundary agreements and one land boundary agreement.

 

OTHER ADVICE & SUPPORT

Coordinating information graphics and maps for South American state in litigation before International Court of Justice.

Providing custom cartography to European state in arbitration concerning incident at sea.

Acted as expert witness in case involving bay closing line location.

Provided geographic analysis and custom cartography to Central American state in ICSID arbitration concerning mining ban.

Assessed strength of legal claim for oil company involved in ICSID arbitration concerning hydrocarbons exploration agreement.

Provided geographic data management and custom cartography to South American state in litigation concerning transboundary harm.

Assessed maritime boundary risk for oil company and other investors considering disputed maritime area in West Africa. 

Analyzed payments and contributions regime for sovereign involved in exploitation beyond 200 nautical miles pursuant to Law of the Sea, Article 82.

Facilitated South American state’s submission to Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf pursuant to Law of the Sea, Article 76.

Drafted opinion on proposed straight baselines system to be established by Central American state pursuant to Law of the Sea, Article 7.

Facilitated West African state’s submission to Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf pursuant to Law of the Sea, Article 76.