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Craig Gaver

Associate

Washington, D.C.

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Craig Gaver

Associate

Washington, D.C.

Craig’s practice focuses on international investment, commercial and construction arbitration, as well as complex civil litigation in the United States federal and state courts, in the energy, natural resources, agriculture, infrastructure, and TMT sectors.

Craig advises major corporate investors and States in investment treaty disputes under the key institutional rules, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He also counsels parties in arbitral award enforcement proceedings.

He also represents parties and advises on a broad range of complex contractual disputes, handling major commercial cases in federal court and in arbitrations under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA), and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) rules.

Craig has particular experience with legal issues affecting foreign sovereigns and their agencies and instrumentalities under domestic and international law, particularly sovereign immunity and asset protection. He has conducted sensitive internal investigations for foreign financial institutions facing inquiries by domestic and foreign regulators.

In addition to his practice, Craig writes and lectures on a diverse array of subjects arising under international law. He is actively committed to pro bono representation.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, he practiced with an international law firm in Washington, DC and Doha, Qatar and as a law clerk with the Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs. Craig began his legal career as a paralegal assisting in the habeas appeal and subsequent exoneration of a wrongfully convicted Death Row inmate, Alfred Dewayne Brown.

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Office

Washington, D.C.

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Solicitor of England and Wales, 2021

Admitted: New York, 2020

Admitted: District of Columbia Bar, 2013

Admitted: Maryland, 2012

Academic

LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2020, James Kent Scholar, Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law

J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2012, cum laude

B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2005 

Pro-bono experience

  • Advised an Asian NGO on international humanitarian law and international human rights law issues (previous experience).

Published Work