B. Cremades y Asociados

Patrick T. Byrne

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Patrick T. Byrne

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Áreas de práctica

 Arbitration

 Litigation

Educación

 Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration (LL.M., with merit, 2016)

 University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 2011)

 Leiden University (EU Law, 2010)

 University of California, San Diego (B.A., cum laude, 2007)

Idiomas

 English

Colegiaciones

 2011, California

Curriculum

Patrick Byrne focuses his practice on international investment treaty and commercial arbitration. His experience covers a variety of industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, major infrastructure projects, real estate, banking, construction and mining, under various arbitral institutions and rules. He also handles international sport disputes before the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Patrick recently helped obtained a $15 billion award against Malaysia on behalf of the heirs to the Sultan of Sulu, the largest unconsolidated award in arbitral history.

Before joining B. Cremades y Asociados, Patrick spent his early years as a U.S. litigator in his native California, where his practice spanned the breadth of U.S. dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, government investigations and hearings, jury trials and appeals.

In addition to his practice, Patrick serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he teaches common law principles to students in the International Advocacy LL.M. program. He is also a Founding Member of California Arbitration (CalArb).

Patrick is a dual citizen of the United States and the Republic of Ireland.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Patrick has worked on several investor-state and international commercial matters, including:

Obtained a $15 billion award in an ad hoc arbitration against Malaysia concerning a contractual dispute

Multibillion-dollar ad hoc investment treaty dispute between a European national and an Eastern European state

ICSID annulment proceeding concerning a mining project in West Africa

Dispute concerning the transfer of footballer Neymar Jr. from Santos Futebol Clube to FC Barcelona

ICC arbitration concerning gas pricing revision in contract between Western European company and Middle Eastern state

ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a North American nuclear power plant

ICC arbitrations concerning a major Central American infrastructure project

ICC commercial arbitration between Spanish individuals and a U.S. law firm

ICC commercial arbitration concerning corporate governance of a publicly listed Spanish company

SCC arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty concerning investments in natural gas in a Western European state.

ICSID arbitration concerning licenses to explore, develop and exploit oil fields in a Central Asian state

ICSID arbitration concerning the building and maintenance of infrastructure in a South American state

ICSID arbitration concerning the building of solar plants in a Western European state

ICSID arbitration concerning investments in resorts in a Central Asian state

ICSID arbitration concerning banking investments in an Eastern European state

PCA arbitration concerning a construction dispute in Eastern Europe

ICC arbitration concerning a cement processing plant in North Africa

ICSID arbitration concerning real estate investments in an Eastern European state

ICSID arbitration concerning various investments, including several real estate projects, in an Eastern European state

ICSID arbitration concerning investments in the insurance sector in an Eastern European state

ICSID arbitration concerning investments in North African mining projects

ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Southern Africa

ICC arbitration concerning an aluminum smelter in Western Europe

DIAC arbitration concerning hotel and resort construction in the Middle East

SCC emergency arbitration proceeding concerning attachment of assets in an Eastern European state

Investment-treaty dispute concerning resort development in North America

Dispute concerning infrastructure project in Northern Europe

Several disputes before a Dispute Adjudication Board concerning a major African hydropower project

BAR ADMISSIONS
2011 California

EDUCATION
Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration (LL.M., with merit, 2016)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 2011)
Leiden University (EU Law, 2010)
University of California, San Diego (B.A., cum laude, 2007)

LANGUAGES
English

NATIONALITIES
United States
Republic of Ireland

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND COURT ADMISSIONS
California State Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Spanish Arbitration Club
Young International Arbitration Group
ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
ICDR Young & International
YSIAC

TEACHING
Mr. Byrne currently serves as an adjunct professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he teaches common law principles to students in the International Advocacy LL.M. program.

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B. Cremades y Asociados has an extensive background in transactional law. In particular, the firm has achieved a high degree of specialisation in arbitration and procedural law and stands out for its activity in commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financial and capital market law. The firm participates in operations in Spain and regularly collaborates with other firms in multi-jurisdictional operations. Thanks to its size, the firm provides comprehensive advice to companies and individuals.
With regard to the latter, B. Cremades y Asociados has developed in recent years an important work in advising large estates and family structures. As part of its internationalization strategy, B. Cremades y Asociados is a member of TAGLaw, a network of leading law firms of high quality present in more than 90 countries.

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