Baiju Vasani is an international arbitration lawyer. He has served as trial counsel for parties from more than 25 countries on five continents, including international arbitrations involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, UNCITRAL Rules, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, and DR-CAFTA.
Baiju has particular experience in energy (power generation, transmission, and distribution), oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), mining (including coal, gold, silver, silica, and uranium), cement, and other large-scale investment project disputes in Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin America. His representations prior to joining Jones Day in 2012 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. He also has handled disputes as diverse and eclectic as a tourism project on the Gulf of Suez, Egypt; the poultry industry in Kazakhstan; an aborted port construction project in Bangladesh; a Kuwaiti services company's claims over the work of U.S. contractors in Baghdad following the 2003 Iraq War; a Chilean company in a distribution agreement with a South African wine importer; luxury hotel management in Dubai and India; and an association football dispute between a player and his club before FIFA in Geneva, Switzerland.
Baiju is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Law Center, where he teaches international commercial arbitration, and a member of the ICDR international list of arbitrators.