Joseph J. LoBue is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group and a member of the firm's International Arbitration team in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
Mr. LoBue represents clients in a wide variety of matters in both arbitration and traditional litigation. He has extensive experience representing and advising clients in connection with highly complex disputes involving cross-border transactions. Mr. LoBue regularly represents multi-national and global companies in the energy, energy infrastructure, aerospace, telecommunications and other technology industries. He has represented clients in numerous proceedings in the U.S. courts and in arbitration proceedings before the ICC, ICSID, AAA, ICDR, and JAMS, among other institutions. Some of his recent representations include:
- A subsidiary of Eni S.p.A. in ICDR arbitration relating to the termination of a long-term contract for LNG importation and regasification services at a facility in the port of Pascagoula.
- An oil exploration and production company in an ICC arbitration against the government of Sierra Leone relating to the expropriation of offshore oil exploration rights in West Africa.
- An African subsidiary of a European company in an ICDR arbitration relating to the supply of LNG to a US company.
- A large energy company on force majeure and contract issues in relation to oil exploration and production operations in Yemen.
- A European energy company in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a petroleum supply contract.
- The international owners of a large energy project in the Middle East in arbitration over disputes related to the supply of feed gas needed to achieve project completion.
- A Large Energy Company on a wide range of issues and disputes in the areas of feed gas supply, LNG quality, force majeure, shipping, engineering and construction, price reviews and other commercial matters.
- General Electric Corporation in an ICC arbitration arising out of a contract to construct two power plants in Venezuela.
- An African exploration and production company in an ICC arbitration against the Government of Sierra Leone in respect of an agreement for exploration off the west coast of Africa.
- A French chemical company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a chemical plant in France.
- A large French energy company in ICC arbitration against an Argentinian entity involving a dispute over the ownership of rights in an ICSID claim against the government of Argentina.
- A subsidiary of Total S.A. in ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Uganda relating to the imposition of a tax on the transfer of assets.
- Veolia North America and Veolia Environnement S.A. in litigation under the Alien Tort Claims Act in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
- A large French avionics manufacturer in a patent infringement arbitration involving night vision systems.
- A large U.S. manufacturer of aluminum products in ICC arbitration against a Brazilian entity.
- A large French aircraft manufacturer in an ICC arbitration relating to the design of high lift devices.
- A U.S. interactive entertainment software company in copyright, trademark and licensing litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
- A large European satellite manufacturer in multiple ICDR arbitration proceedings involving manufacture of a telecommunications constellation.
- A large French avionics manufacturer in a patent infringement arbitration and litigation involving aircraft terrain awareness and warning systems.
- A large US defense contractor in a commercial (foreign military sales) dispute regarding specification compliance and delay and disruption costs in connection with aircraft electronic warfare, radar and infrared targeting systems.
- A Belize corporation in an ICC arbitration in connection with the sale and installation of mobile telecommunication infrastructure equipment in Turkey.
Mr. LoBue is recognized in Legal 500 and Expert Guides in the areas of international and commercial arbitration.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. LoBue served as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy. He retired as a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.
Mr. LoBue received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2001. He received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1986.
He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.