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Peter Danysh
Peter Danysh
Counsel — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Counsel — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

Peter Danysh

Peter Danysh

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Peter Danysh

Experience Highlights

  • Acting on a number of ICC arbitrations in connection with the design and construction of a major maritime project in Central America

  • Advised an oil and gas contractor in relation to a dispute which arose out of a suite of contracts to develop an oil field off the coast of Venezuela

  • Acting for a group of U.S. Investors in a claim brought under the DR-CAFTA Treaty against the Republic of Costa Rica. The dispute relates to the cancellation of permits for the development of a substantial tourism project midway through construction, as well as associated criminal and INTERPOL proceedings brought against the investors

  • Successfully represented El Paso International Company defending against Argentina’s application to annul the ICSID award in El Paso’s favor; the annulment was dismissed affirming our client’s award

  • Represented two individual investors in related arbitrations brought against the Republic of Indonesia, in relation to the aftermath of the collapse of a bank in 2008

  • (N.D. Tex., W.D. Tex., E.D. Tex.): Part of a litigation team representing a manufacturer of engineered wood products in a series of products liability lawsuits in Texas

  • Favorable resolution of litigation and administrative appeals in connection with the following issues of first impression in Harris County regarding property tax valuations: (1) proper methodologies for appraising major office buildings, including discounted cash flow techniques recognizing developer capital expenditure requirements; (2) valuation discounts for asbestos-containing materials in office buildings; (3) proper methodologies for appraising multiple developer-owned properties (e.g., condominium units, subdivision lots, etc.); and (4) identification of intangible asset values in connection with office buildings and shopping centers and the deletion of such components from the taxable real estate value


  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2013 (Editor in Chief, Houston Law Review)
  • Tulane University, B.A., English and Spanish cum laude, 2007
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2020–2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation (Houston), 2021–2023
  • International Law Section – Houston Bar Association
  • Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC)
  • Member: Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Member: Young ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
  • Member: Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Member: Houston Bar Association
  • Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas
  • Spanish (proficient)