Bethel Kassa is an associate with GST LLP, focusing her practice on international investment and commercial arbitrations. She is licensed to practice law in New York.
Prior to joining GST LLP, Ms. Kassa worked as a trainee at the International Arbitration Practice of Shearman & Sterling and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. She has also worked as a research assistant for Judge Charles N. Brower.
Ms. Kassa has an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School. While at GW, she focused her studies on international business transactions and dispute settlement mechanisms. Ms. Kassa also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Addis Ababa University.
Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Government of Balochistan, Representing Balochistan in a case brought by a joint venture owned by Barrick Gold and Antofagasta Minerals regarding alleged breach of contract in denial of a mining lease.
Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Pakistan, Counsel to Pakistan in a claim brought by a joint venture owned by Barrick Gold and Antofagasta Minerals regarding the denial of a mining lease application in Pakistan.
Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim A.S. v. Pakistan, Counsel to Pakistan in annulment, revision, and enforcement proceedings related to one of the largest ICSID awards. After filing the first, successful second request for revision, the case settled with Pakistan paying no monetary compensation. The result saved Pakistan over USD 1.2 billion. We also achieved a stay of enforcement in the US courts, despite the ad-hoc Committee lifting the stay of enforcement, as well as discovery from the claimant's law firm pursuant to section 1782.
PDVSA Servicios S.A. v. Petrosaudi International Ltd., Counsel to an affiliate of the Venezuelan State-owned hydrocarbons company regarding a claim for damages related to the repair, maintenance, and operation of an offshore gas drilling rig.
Various, Various applications pursuant to 28 USC § 1782 seeking documents and testimony for use in foreign proceedings in Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, Pakistan, and Brazil. We have won such orders in New York, DC, Florida, and other states.
Addis Ababa University, LL.B.
George Washington University Law Center, LL.M.