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M. Imad Khan

Senior Associate
Houston

M. Imad Khan

Imad Khan advises companies across diverse economic sectors, including energy, oil and gas, electricity, renewables, and mining. Focusing on international arbitration and litigation, Imad represents clients in international treaty arbitrations, international commercial arbitrations, and domestic court disputes.

In particular, he represents both investors and host states in investment disputes before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank, as well as under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Imad has also represented and advised clients in construction and commercial arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). Imad is also experienced in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and oil and gas litigation in federal and state court.

Imad maintains a deep understanding of his practice, publishing scholarly articles frequently. He serves as an adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis and was formerly an adjunct faculty member of international law at the University of Houston. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Imad gained practical experience in international arbitration and white collar matters in the Washington, D.C. office of a major international law firm.

Representative Experience

Represented energy and construction clients in investigations by and negotiations with the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT).*

Represented UAE master franchisor against sub-franchisee in ICDR arbitration governed by UAE law.

Represented Bulgaria in two ICSID arbitrations arising under two separate intra-EU BITs and the ECT against electricity companies.*

Successfully represented investor El Paso in ICSID annulment proceedings against Argentina.*

Represented an energy company in connection with a hydrocarbons drainage suit filed in the Southern District of Texas.*

Represented an insurance company in Texas state court in a class-action suit claiming fraudulent settlement of silicosis claims.*

Represented a multinational construction contractor against the owner in ICC arbitration governed by Indonesian law.

Advised a multinational energy company in relation to potential claims against Mexico under NAFTA arising from regulatory measures impeding on investor's rights.

Advised clients (energy companies and sovereigns) as to maritime boundary disputes in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.*

Represented Uzbekistan in a number of cases including against Oxus Gold in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising under the UK-Uzbekistan BIT.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2011
  • M.B.A., Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
  • Public International Law Certificate, Hague Academy of International Law, 2010
  • A.B., Occidental College, 2007

Memberships

  • Member, American Society of International Law
  • Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Challenges to Party Representatives and Counsel Before International Courts and Tribunals

Challenges and Recusals of Judges and Arbitrators in International Courts and Tribunals

Published Works

Pleading and Proof of Fraud and Comparable Forms of Abuse in Treaty Arbitration

Legitimacy: Myths, Realities, Challenges, ICCA Congress Series, Volume 18

Published Works

Everybody Come Together Over Me: Systematic Integration and Vienna Convention Article 31(3)(c)

American Society of International Law Cables

Published Works

Doughnut Hole in the Caribbean Sea: The Maritime Boundary between Nicaragua and Colombia According to the International Court of Justice

34 Houston Journal of International Law
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