Aloysius (Louie) Llamzon is a partner at King & Spalding's New York office and a member of its International Arbitration practice group. He represents corporate and sovereign parties in treaty and contract-based arbitrations before tribunals seated throughout the world, involving natural resources, energy and infrastructure, and financial services disputes.
Prior to joining King & Spalding, Dr. Llamzon was Legal Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Peace Palace, The Hague. His duties included acting as Registrar and Tribunal Secretary in inter-State, investment, and commercial arbitrations involving States. He has considerable experience with cases in public international law, including the Abyei Arbitration (Gov't of Sudan/Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army), the Indus Waters Kishenganga Arbitration (Pakistan v. India), and the Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration (Bangladesh v. India). He has advised numerous States Parties to the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions on the procedural aspects of international dispute settlement, including under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, various bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, and the UNCITRAL and PCA Arbitration Rules. He also assisted the former Chief Justice of the Netherlands in his capacity as Appointing Authority to the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.
Louie was previously an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Hong Kong and at Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc & de los Angeles in Manila. He is admitted to practice in New York and the Philippines.
Dr. Llamzon holds A.B. and J.D. degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University, and LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School. He has published widely on international law and arbitration, and is a former faculty member and adjunct lecturer at various law schools in Manila and The Hague. He is a frequent speaker on international dispute settlement and public international law matters, and has addressed the biennial congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the annual meetings of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute of World Business Law.