Lindsay Sykes leads PPO’s Compliance and International Arbitration practices.
The Legal 500 names her a “Leading Individual” in Disputes, including her in its 2021 Arbitration Powerlist for Latin America, with clients stating that she is “excellent,” “stands out for her proactivity, her availability and her ability to find practical solutions to complex problems.”
IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022 recognized her as one the world’s most prominent women lawyers with outstanding reputations in their markets who have expertise on complex deals and hold leadership roles in their firms and practices. Additionally, she holds a Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Approved rating for Arbitration, voted on by leading in-house counsel in the region.
In the International Arbitration sphere, Lindsay has advised on high-stakes commercial and investment treaty arbitrations conducted under the ICC, ICSID Additional Facility, and UNCITRAL rules, in English and Spanish. She is an expert in analyzing and communicating complex information in a cross-border legal context, particularly regarding Latin America.
In the Compliance realm, Lindsay advises on all aspects of risk management and anticorruption compliance, including corruption risk assessments, analysis and testing of anticorruption and ethics policies, transactional and third-party due diligence, and internal investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and other corporate misconduct.
Prior to co-founding PPO, Lindsay practiced complex cross-border dispute resolution and conducted internal investigations into allegations of corporate misconduct with leading international firms in the US.
Lindsay is a Director on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia (Amcham Bolivia). In the academic sphere, she is a Professor of Private International Law and Public International Law at the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz (UPSA), in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Postgraduate Professor of International Compliance and International Arbitration at the Universidad Católica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia.
In 2019, she was recognized as Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year – Bolivia, in the Chambers & Partners Diversity & Inclusion Awards for Latin America. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Latin America of the Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge, an international initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation in arbitration. She leads PPO’s Pro Bono Program, which, in 2021, Chambers & Partners Commended as Diversity & Inclusion: Pro Bono Firm of the Year for Latin America.