33rd Floor, 1700 Broadway
Display phone number +1 212-257-6960
Peter Chaffetz
David Lindsey
James Hosking
Anibal Sabater
Andreas Frischknecht
Yasmine Lahlou


Since 2009, Chaffetz Lindsey has delivered first tier litigation and arbitration service from a smaller, more client-friendly New York platform. We have helped American and overseas clients win or resolve a wide variety of disputes before US courts and arbitral tribunals around the world. Several of us are qualified and have practiced overseas, allowing us to bring a global perspective where necessary to best serve our clients. While we remain committed to the “boutique” model, seven years of steady growth reflects our winning track-record and the appreciation of our clients. We focus on three areas:

International arbitration

We have broad experience practicing in the world’s major arbitration forums and before some of the world’s most distinguished arbitrators. We regularly lecture and publish on current international arbitration topics. Our cases have involved large infrastructure projects, oil and gas ventures, corporate acquisitions, environmental clean-up, indemnities, license agreements and investment treaty disputes. Our successful track record reflects our strong advocacy skills, our familiarity with the different institutional rules and our ability to choose the right tribunal for a particular dispute. Although we always try our own cases, we often work closely with firms across the world in co-counsel relationships that provide our clients with the local advice and expertise that they need.

General commercial litigation

Our partners have extensive experience successfully handling complex business disputes in federal and state courts in New York and across the country. We have handled cases involving corporate acquisitions, licensing, outsourcing agreements, aircraft sales, ISDA swap agreements, a banking industry Ponzi scheme, product liability and design claims, construction disputes, shareholder actions, insolvency litigation, antitrust claims, weather derivatives, insurance and reinsurance, bank credit facilities, and numerous court disputes relating to arbitrations. 

Insurance and reinsurance arbitration

Our lawyers have helped our insurance and reinsurance clients with the leading industry issues of the last 30 years: asbestos, environmental, 9/11, finite risk, late notice, workers’ compensation and a host of problems associated with managing general agencies and pools.  Our reinsurance practice is regularly recognized as one of New York’s leading practices.


  • International arbitration

  • General commercial litigation

  • Insurance and reinsurance arbitration

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