Sashe D. Dimitroff has successfully represented U.S. and international companies in courts and arbitral tribunals around the world, including the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Paris, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) in Miami, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C. Sashe has won multimillion-dollar awards prosecuting his clients’ claims and has successfully defended Fortune 100 companies in multiplaintiff lawsuits alleging up to $300 million in damages. He also devotes a significant amount of his domestic practice to representing clients in the energy industry.
His experience also includes protecting assets or obtaining fraudulently hidden assets in foreign jurisdictions, and he develops “preventive law” strategies for corporations to avoid future claims and, if the need arises, prepares them for defense.
Sashe is currently listed as a neutral for both the ICDR and the international division of the American Arbitration Association, as well as its complex commercial arbitration panels.
Sashe teaches international risk management in oil field services as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law School. Internationally respected for his insight, Sashe was invited by Qatar University College of Law in 2012 and 2014 to lecture to energy lawyers and executives on the commercial and litigation options available to them when catastrophic events disrupt international energy projects.
He has spoken extensively on international arbitration and litigation topics in Moscow, London, Kazakhstan and Mexico, as well as to major corporations, both domestically and internationally.
- Defended a large oil and gas equipment manufacturing company from claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence resulting from a broken deep-water riser while the plaintiffs were conducting drilling operations in the South China Sea. Case was settled on terms favorable to the client.
- Won a jury verdict while defending a chemical plant in a wrongful death case based on purported exposure to benzene in plant emissions.
- Conducted internal investigations for corporate clients relating to issues such as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, governmental reporting and employment issues.
- State Bar of Texas
- International Law Section: Executive Council (2015)
- Standing Committee on Court Rules: Appointed Member (2008 to 2011) Committee is responsible for revisions of the rules of practice in civil actions and the related statutes of Texas
- International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
- Energy, Oil & Gas Committee (2017)
- International Arbitration Committee (2017)
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1992, magna cum laude
- M.B.A., University of Houston, 1992, with full honors
- B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1985
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
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