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Armando V. Arballo

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Armando Arballo is an associate in the firm’s Dubai office. Mr. Arballo’s practice centers on complex cross-border dispute resolution, including commercial litigation and international arbitration.

He has experience in matters involving construction, oil & gas, employment and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Arballo has participated in many components of civil litigation and commercial arbitration, including authoring pleadings and motions, drafting and reviewing discovery requests, and facilitating settlement negotiations.

Professional Background

Mr. Arballo served as a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and as a law clerk for Senator Richard J. Durbin on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Arballo has also represented clients before the District of Columbia Superior Court and before the District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Global Pro Bono Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • National Security & Autonomous Weapons, Georgetown University Law Center October 2017, Panelist

Additional Information

Mr. Arballo studied Comparative Law and International Bankruptcy at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.

Mr. Arballo was a member of the Georgetown Law Center Barrister’s Council and participated in the American Bar Association’s Annual Negotiation Competition. Mr. Arballo was also the winner of the 2017 Georgetown Law Center Bellamy Negotiation Competition.

Mr. Arballo is also committed to public service, and is actively involved in pro bono matters. He has represented tenants in landlord-tenant disputes and has advocated for the rights of immigrants and victims of human trafficking.
  • Represented the owner of the largest refinery in Libya in connection with disputes with its crude oil supplier and breaches of a Feedstock Supply Agreement, including in ICC arbitration.
  • Represented an international manufacturing company in ICC arbitration in connection with a construction dispute concerning a major public infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advised a UAE distributor on the enforcement of a UAE judgement in US Courts under the Uniform Foreign Money Judgements Recognition Act.