Reuben J. Sequeira | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Reuben Sequeira
Reuben Sequeira

Reuben J. Sequeira

Counsel, Washington, DC

T +1 202 626 3600

E [email protected]


Reuben Sequeira is a member of the Firm's International Arbitration and Litigation Groups. He represents and advises private companies, sovereigns and multilateral institutions in the resolution of international disputes. He has represented clients in arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as in litigation in US federal district and appellate courts.

Based on his experience representing an international bank, Mr. Sequeira has provided training to White & Case attorneys on the risk to financial institutions of civil liability under the US Anti-Terrorism Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2333 et seq.

Mr. Sequeira has also contributed pro bono research regarding best practices in governance frameworks for international waters, in coordination with the United Nations' Global Environment Facility.

Bars and Courts

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • MBA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • BS, Engineering Physics, International Studies, Westmont College


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


Advising private companies regarding the protection of their foreign investments under international treaties involving the host state.

Representing sovereigns in defense of claims brought by investors under international investment treaties, and in resisting enforcement in U.S. court of an international arbitral award.

Advising a sovereign regarding the rights, duties, and applicable procedure under public international law in its commercial dealings with other sovereigns and private companies.

Representing a foreign bank in adversary proceedings before a U.S. bankruptcy court arising from international letter of credit transactions.

Advising a major securities intermediary regarding the attachment of securities entitlements under New York law.