Natalie Reid

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Natalie Reid is a partner in Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group, co-chair of the firm’s Public International Law Group, and co-chair of the Caribbean practice. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, public international law, and complex commercial litigation matters. A Jamaican national, she advises and represents multinational corporations, sovereign States, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations in proceedings in international courts and tribunals and in U.S. courts. Ms. Reid also sits as an arbitrator in a wide range of commercial cases. Ms. Reid has deep sector experience with clients in energy (including renewables), natural resources, mining, and oil and gas. Ms. Reid is recognized by the leading legal directories for her outstanding experience in international disputes. In Chambers Global and Chambers USA, she is described as “a spectacular, talented and great technical lawyer” who is “so steeped in the law and international arbitration” that she is “the whole package.”Ms. Reid’s current leadership positions include serving as a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, a Board Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), President of the LCIA North American Users’ Council, and a Counsellor of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).

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U.S. Immunity of International Organizations Since Jam v. IFC: New Challenges and Opportunities

In 2019, the Supreme Court reset the U.S. law of immunities for international organizations with its landmark judgment in Jam v. International Finance Corporation. That case overturned the long-held understanding that the International Organizations Immunities Act (IOIA), 22 U.S.C. §§ 288 et seq., entitled international organizations designated under it to virtually absolute immunity from U.S….

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