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Allan B. Moore practices in the areas of international arbitration and insurance coverage. He is the most senior partner in the firm’s Arbitration Practice Group, which he co-chaired for 10 years (2008-2018), and is co-chair of the firm’s Energy Industry Group. He represents a broad array of multinational corporations and regularly appears before both international and domestic arbitral tribunals, as well as federal and state courts throughout the United States. Mr. Moore has helped clients recover more than $2.5 billion in damages awards, fee awards, and settlement payments in various commercial, investment, and insurance coverage disputes. He has served as lead counsel for successful parties in ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIFC-LCIA, SCC, AAA, CPR, and ad hoc arbitrations, as well as ICC expert proceedings, involving both common law and civil law systems, and he has extensive experience with “Bermuda Form” arbitrations. He has particular expertise in energy, insurance, mining, and corporate transactional disputes, and he has served as lead counsel before courts and tribunals throughout the United States and for disputes in Europe, Canada, the UK, East Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Africa.

  • Lead counsel for BP in insurance coverage disputes arising from the Deepwater Horizon accident and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico involving claims valued at nearly $1 billion.
  • Lead counsel for an oil and gas exploration and production company in ICC proceedings concerning the proper valuation of a $3.6 billion transaction in Australia and Canada.
  • Lead counsel for Apache Corporation in $400 million insurance coverage arbitration and litigation proceedings relating to the explosion of a gas pipeline in Western Australia.
  • Lead counsel for a global mining company in pursuing a $400 million UNCITRAL arbitration against an African government for breaches of a development agreement.
  • Lead counsel for a Swedish shipbuilder in successfully defending a $35 million ICC case brought under Swedish law by a U.S. subcontractor in New York.
  • Lead counsel for a U.S. government prime contractor in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration against a subcontractor in Afghanistan and Dubai.
  • Lead counsel for a mining equipment manufacturer in handling its legacy asbestos products liability coverage.
  • Lead counsel for the operator of a natural gas exploration and production joint venture in a nine-figure ICDR dispute with its minority partner.
  • Lead counsel for Saudi and U.S. investment managers in successfully defending Texas proceedings brought by Saudi investors.
  • Lead counsel for a New York hedge fund in defending an arbitration brought by an investment research and advisory firm relating to the investment of over $100 million in European pension fund assets.
  • Lead counsel for an Indian metals manufacturer in the successful pursuit of a claim for damages under Swedish law in a Stockholm Chamber arbitration against a Spanish customer relating to a Caribbean power transmission project.
  • Lead counsel for the co-owner of an American hybrid automobile battery manufacturer in an arbitration seated in Houston brought by its joint venture partner and 50% co-owner.
  • Co-lead counsel for a global mining company in an ICDR arbitration relating to alleged breaches of an EPC contract for the construction of power lines in the Andes.
  • Co-lead counsel for a Fortune 100 company in related London arbitrations involving over 40 witnesses and six weeks of testimony, resulting in the third largest commercial arbitration award of the prior five years (according to AmLaw Focus Europe) and the recovery of approximately $590 million in insurance coverage for mass tort liabilities and approximately $45 million in related fees and costs.
  • Co-lead counsel for a major U.S. railroad in a London arbitration that settled on highly favorable terms relating to losses arising from what was reportedly the largest chemical release from a train derailment in U.S. history.
  • Lead counsel for the Jordanian Government, in securing a jurisdictional dismissal and favorable merits findings, in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Turkish contractor in connection with the collapse of a dike constructed under a FIDIC contract in the Dead Sea.
  • Lead counsel for the Arab Republic of Egypt in successfully defeating private-party claims by Egyptian business owners in an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York on sovereign immunity grounds.
  • Lead counsel for an American manufacturing firm and licensee in successfully obtaining, through an ICC arbitration in London, a worldwide injunction and award of costs and fees against its South African licensor, which had become an infringing competitor.
  • Lead counsel for a Middle Eastern inventor in successfully establishing breaches of contract by a German engineering firm, and obtaining an award of costs and fees, in an ICC arbitration in London.
  • Representation of an international consumer goods conglomerate in connection with an ICC arbitration, U.S. confirmation order, and conflicting Brazilian court proceedings.
  • Representation of corporate policyholders, from diverse industries, in dozens of state and federal court coverage actions seeking general liability, property damage, business interruption, product liability, directors and officers, crime/fidelity, cyber, product recall, fiduciary, employment practices, and other insurance recoveries in California, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas, and in London, Bermuda, and Canadian court and arbitration proceedings. .    

Memberships and Affiliations

  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Member of the LCIA Court (2017-)
  • Harvard Law School International Investment Arbitration Moot Program, Founder and Coach-Advisor (2016-)
  • George Washington University Law School, Adjunct Professor (International Arbitration) (2008-)
  • ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration, Co-Chair (2019)
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Executive Committee and Co-Chair, Membership Committee (formerly)
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), Advisory Council Member; Distinguished Neutral (Arbitrator and Mediator)
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Arbitration Committee
  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board Member; Listed Arbitrator
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Member
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Member
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Member
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL), Dispute Resolution Group
  • Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, Sponsor and Arbitrator (formerly)
  • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • The AmLaw Litigation Daily, "Litigator of the Week" Runner-Up (May 29, 2020)
  • Recognized for International Arbitration: USA - Nationwide (Chambers USA)
  • Recognized for International Arbitration: USA (Chambers Global)
  • Recognized for Arbitration, International Arbitration - Commercial & International Arbitration - Governmental (Best Lawyers in America)
  • Recommended for International Arbitration (Legal 500 US)
  • Recommended for Insurance: Advice to Policyholders (Legal 500 US)
  • Recommended for International Arbitration (Legal 500 Latin America)
  • Recommended for Energy Litigation (Legal 500 US)
  • Recognized for Insurance Coverage (Washington DC Super Lawyers)
  • One of the United States' 17 "Leading Lawyers" for International Arbitration (Legal 500 US)