Hanessian ADR

Grant Hanessian

Independent Arbitrator Tel: +1 347 267 7795 ghanessian@hanessianadr.com www.hanessianadr.com
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Grant Hanessian is an independent arbitrator and neutral in New York, specializing in international, investor-state and complex commercial disputes.

For more than three decades, Mr. Hanessian has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a wide range of commercial and treaty disputes arising under the laws of many common and civil law countries and public international law. Prior to July 2020, he was a partner at Baker McKenzie, where he practiced for 33 years, and served as global co-head of the firm's International Arbitration Practice, head of its International Arbitration Practice in North America and head of its New York office Litigation Department.

Mr. Hanessian is currently the U.S. member on the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration in Paris, chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business (U.S. national committee of the ICC), and a member of the ICC's Commission on Arbitration and its Task Forces on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities and on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration (leader of Investment Arbitration and Banking & Finance work stream).

He is a member of the American Arbitration Association—International Centre for Dispute Resolution's International Advisory Committee and its Advisory Committee on Brazil, Vice President (for U.S.) of the London Court of Arbitration's North American Users' Council, a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre's User's Council, the International Arbitration Club of New York, the Arbitration Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, the New York City Bar Association's Committee on International Commercial Disputes, Club Español del Arbitraje, the Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E.) Arbitration Rules Drafting Committee and is a founding board member of the New York International Arbitration Center.

Mr. Hanessian is editor of ICDR Awards and Commentaries Vol. I (Juris Pub. 2012) and Vol. II (forthcoming Juris Pub. 2020) and co-editor of International Arbitration Checklists (Juris Pub., 3rd ed., 2016), Gulf War Claims Reporter (ILI/Kluwer, 1998), Baker & McKenzie's International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter (2010-2020) and Baker & McKenzie's International Arbitration Yearbook (2009-2019).

Mr. Hanessian is annually recommended by Chambers Global and USA Guides (described as "exceptionally experienced", "his attention to detail and ability to handle complex procedural issues sets him apart", an "elite lawyer" who is "very experienced, hugely knowledgeable and effective", a "powerful advocate for clients"), Legal 500 (described as "a great practitioner" with a "strong commercial profile"), PLC Which Lawyer, The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration ("superb counsel and arbitrator"), and Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners in International Arbitration (ranked among "Best of the Best" in international commercial arbitration).

Mr. Hanessian is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches the International Commercial Arbitration and LL.M. International Arbitration Practicum courses. He is a frequent speaker at arbitration conferences and law schools around the world and anually lectures at the Columbia University Center on Sustainable Investment's Executive Training on International Investment Arbitration for Government Officials. He is proficient in Spanish and has reading knowledge of French.

Mr. Hanessian is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. He received an LL.M. degree in International Law from Columbia University, a J.D. degree from New York University and a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Experience

Mr. Hanessian's cases have included many substantive areas of law, industries, and countries. His experience includes the following subject matters:

  • Accounting
  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Banking, Commercial
  • Banking, Investment
  • Banking, Private
  • Bankruptcy
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Business valuation
  • Business torts
  • Closely-held companies
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction/Infrastructure
  • Consumer electronics
  • Copyright
  • Corporate law/governance
  • Currency trading
  • Derivatives
  • Distribution
  • DCF methodology
  • Energy
  • Emergency Arbitration
  • Expedited Arbitration
  • Employment
  • Executive Compensation
  • Expropriation
  • Financial products
  • Fiduciary duty
  • Franchising
  • Fraud
  • Hospitality
  • Import/Customs
  • Insider Trading
  • Insurance
  • Interim Measures
  • International contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Ventures
  • Merchandising
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Patent licensing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power cogeneration
  • Professional sports
  • Real Estate
  • RICO
  • Sales law
  • Securities law
  • State/State Entity contracts
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

Mr. Hanessian's cases have involved parties located or incorporated in, or the laws of, the following countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Egypt
  • England and Wales
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Liberia
  • Mexico
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Venezuela
Representative Matters – Arbitrator

Mr. Hanessian serves as arbitrator in disputes administered by arbitral institutions and in hoc cases. Examples of his recent experience as arbitrator include:

  • Sole arbitrator in construction/engineering disputes under EPC contracts regarding power plants in South America (ICC)
  • Sole arbitrator in dispute between Turkish buyer and Taiwan seller regarding sale of machinery (SIAC)
  • Sole arbitrator in a dispute between Canadian and Chinese firms regarding distribution agreement (ICDR)
  • President of tribunal in a dispute between a U.S. energy services company and European energy companies concerning upstream royalties under Production Sharing Agreement with CIS state (ad hoc)
  • Sole arbitrator in loan dispute between Haitian and Cayman Island companies regarding construction project in Haiti (ICDR)
  • President of tribunal in case involving distribution to limited partners of proceeds of sale of U.S. major league sports franchise (AAA)
  • Co-arbitrator in dispute between South African and U.S. technology companies regarding licensing agreement (ICDR)
  • Co-arbitrator in dispute between U.A.E. and U.S. companies regarding distribution agreement -- Al Maya Trading Establishment v. Global Export Marketing Co., Ltd. (AAA, award confirmed SDNY)
  • Co-arbitrator in commercial dispute between Western European engineering company and Eastern European transport company (ICC)
  • Co-arbitrator in dispute between U.K. lawyer and U.S. law firm regarding partnership agreement (ICDR)
  • Co-arbitrator in dispute between U.S. entertainment company and South American online ticket company (ICDR)
  • Emergency arbitrator in dispute between Japanese consumer company and Swiss distributor (ICDR)
  • Co-arbitrator in contract dispute between U.K., U.S. and Swiss private equity firms (ICDR)
  • Emergency arbitrator re dispute concerning sale of manufacturing company -- Irvine Scientific v. Microbix Biosystems (ICDR; award enforced 986 F.Supp.2d 1187 (D. Mont. 2013))
  • President of tribunal in dispute between Brazilian air transport company and Brazilian shareholders (ICDR)
Representative Matters – Counsel
Investor-State
  • OOO Manolium-Processing v. Republic of Belarus (UNCITRAL Rules, The Hague), acted for investor in investment treaty claim concerning construction of railway depot and multiuse buildings in Minsk
  • Rasia v. Republic of Armenia (ICSID, Frankfurt), represented state in claims concerning concession agreements to construct railway and road
  • Georg Gavrilovic and Gavrilovic d.o.o. v. Republic of Croatia (ICSID, Washington), acted for an Austrian food company in claim against Croatia for expropriation and denial of fair and equitable treatment under a bilateral investment treaty
  • Edenred v. Hungary (ICSID, Washington), acted for state in a case involving regulation of food voucher programs
  • Longreef Investments A.V.V. v. the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (ICSID, Paris), represented Dutch company in claim for unlawful expropriation of Venezuela's largest coffee company in violation of Netherlands-Venezuela BIT
  • KazTransGas v. Republic of Georgia (UNCITRAL Rules, The Hague), acted for Kazakhstan state energy company in Energy Charter Treaty claim involving regulation of natural gas markets in Georgia
  • U.S./Luxembourg investor v. CIS state (SCC, Stockholm), acted for investor in mining and production company in claim for violation of bilateral investment treaty
  • Consolidated Exploration Holdings Ltd., et al. v. Kyrgyz Republic (UNCITRAL Rules, The Hague), acted for Kazakh and Danish investors in claim for violation of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties in connection with gold mining concession in Kyrgyzstan
  • U.S. Energy company v. Latin American Country (ICSID, Washington), advised energy company on potential investment treaty claims arising from state's proposed modification to upstream licenses
  • Cementownia Nowa Huta SA/Polska Energetyka Holding SA v. Republic of Turkey (UNCITRAL Rules, The Hague), represented state in two cases alleging breach of the Poland-Turkey bilateral investment treaty for expropriation of energy and cement companies
  • European company v. Asian Country (ICSID, Washington), advised industrial services company on potential investment treaty claims arising from state's proposed modification of tariffs
  • Cegelec Projects Ltd .v. Republic of Iraq; Tetra Laval Group Transport & Travel v. Republic of Iraq; Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. v. Republic of Iraq; BORG International v. Republic of Iraq; Broddway AB v. Republic of Iraq; Kvaerner Process v. Republic of Iraq; BiWater Process Plant Ltd. v. Republic of Iraq; Bank of New York v. Republic of Iraq (United Nations Compensation Commission, Geneva), represented U.S., Swedish, and U.K. companies in claims against Iraq for expropriation and destruction of assets arising out of 1991 Gulf War
  • Brown & Root, Inc. v. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Petrolane, Inc. v. Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ingersoll Rand Company v. The Islamic Republic of Iran, Watkins Johnson Company v. Islamic Republic of Iran, (all Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague), represented U.S. claimants against Iran for expropriation and breach of contract claims arising out of Iranian revolution
Engineering/Construction, Energy, Mining, Infrastructure
  • Brazilian owner v. South American energy company (ICC, New York), representing respondent owner in dispute with EPC contractor concerning delays and cost overruns regarding six offshore oil and gas platforms
  • 2138747 Ontario, Inc. v. Samsung C & T Corp., et al., 78 N.Y.S.3d 703, (NY, 2018), represented Samsung entities in case concerning development of Canadian windfarm project.
  • Brazilian contractor v. Guatemalan Owner (ICC, Mexico City), represented EPC contractor in dispute with owner regarding delays and cost overruns in construction of hydroelectric plant
  • In re Mesa Power Group, LLC v. Korea Electric Power Corporation (D.N.J.), represented Korean company in action seeking discovery under 28 U.S.C. §1783
  • In re Mesa Power Group, LLC v. Samsung C&T America (D.N.J.), represented Korean company in action seeking discovery under 28 U.S.C. §1783
  • European Contractor v. U.S. Ethanol Plant Owners (AAA, Chicago), represented U.S. subsidiary of European EPC contractor in two arbitrations concerning contracts for ethanol projects
  • Barracuda & Caratinga Leasing Co v. Kellogg Brown & Root LLC (UNCITRAL Rules, New York; SDNY), represented owner Petrobras entities in case against EPC contractor concerning design and construction of two floating production, storage and offloading vessels
  • U.S. energy company v. South American energy company (UNCITRAL, New York), represented respondent in claims arising from sale of a hydroelectric power plant
  • Latin American state energy company v. Argentinian oil services company (ICC New York), represented state owner in claims against EPC contractor regarding environmental damage
  • International Oil Company v. Latin American Country (ICSID, Washington), advised energy company on potential investment treaty claims arising from state's proposed modification to upstream licenses
  • International Oil Company v. Asian Oil Company (ICDR, Washington; SIAC, Singapore; LCIA London), advised IOC re termination of downstream and midstream relationships in Asian market
  • Spanish Electric Utility Company v. Mexican Contractor (ICC, Paris), represented Spanish Owner in delay and additional costs claims arising out of contract to supply and install heat recovery steam generators
  • U.S. contractor v. CIS state (LCIA, London), acted for state in arbitration concerning construction and operation of hospital project
  • U.S. Mining Company v. CIS State (SCC, Stockholm), action to enforce rights under concession agreement
  • Syrian subcontractor v. U.S. Contractor (ICC, Paris), represented U.S. contractor in claim for breach of agency agreement concerning pipeline
  • French-German Consortium v. Asian state railway (ICC, Singapore), represented state railway company in defense of claims alleging breach of a contract to provide trains for high-speed railway
  • Russian buyer v. U.S. seller (LCIA, London), represented purchaser of Moscow office buildings in contract action against U.S. seller
  • Banco Portuguese do Atlantico v. Asland and Koal Industries Corp. v. Asland, 808 F.Supp. 1143, RICO Bus. Disp.Guide 8185 (SDNY), represented European manufacturer and individual defendants in three actions alleging fraud in joint venture to develop a U.S. coal mine for export to Europe
  • Oriental Commercial and Shipping Co., Ltd. v. Rosseel, N.V., 769 F. Supp. 514, 125 F.R.D. 398, 702 F. Supp. 1005 (SDNY), represented claimant Belgian oil trading company in action for breach of contract to deliver fuel oil
  • Mega-Tech International Corp. v. Al-Saghyir Establishment and National Kitchens Factory Co., Ltd. 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7354, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6381 (SDNY), represented Saudi defendants in action by contractor re construction of hospital complex in Saudi Arabia
  • NL Chem Canada, Inc. v. John Brown Engineers & Constructors, Inc., (SDNY) and John Brown Engineers & Constructors, Inc.v. Kronos Titan GmbH (D. Conn.), represented defendant EPC contractor in an action for breach of contract, fraud, and appropriation of license rights involving parties in Connecticut, New Jersey, Canada and Germany
  • Petrolane, Inc. v. Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, Award No. 518 131 2, 27 Iran U.S.C.T.R. 64, represented oil services company in claim for expropriation and breach of contract
  • Ingersoll Rand Company v. The Islamic Republic of Iran, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, Award No. 357 441 1, represented turbines manufacturer in claim for expropriation and breach of contract
  • Brown & Root, Inc. v. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague), represented U.S. EPC contractor in breach of contract claims arising out of construction of naval base in Iran
Pharma/Life Sciences/Intellectual Property
  • CIS state v. U.S. company (UNCITRAL Rules, London), represented state Ministry of Health in dispute concerning nuclear medicine project
  • U.S. Private Equity Firm v. German and U.S. pharma companies (ICC, New York), acted for respondent pharma companies in post-acquisition earn-out dispute regarding medical devices
  • German Biotech Firm v. U.S. Biotech Firm (WIPO, New York), represented German company in dispute regarding termination of development and commercialization agreement
  • U.S. national v. Turkish and U.S. pharma companies (JAMS, New York), acted for respondent pharma companies in dispute with CEO re valuation of biotechnology
  • African state research institute v. U.S. research institute (ICC, New York, mediation), acted for U.S. respondent in action brought by African state entity seeking royalties arising from commercialization of biomedical research
  • Bro-Tech Corporation v. Thermax, Inc., 651 F. Supp. 2d 378 (ED Pa. 2009, mediation), represented Indian resin manufacturer in trade secret and Rico claim
  • U.S. technology company v. Swiss pharma company (ICC, New York), represented Swiss/U.K. pharma company in New York arbitration concerning joint development agreement and intellectual property rights
  • Brazilian manufacturer v. U.S. technology licensee (ICC, Miami), represented Brazilian manufacturer in dispute concerning termination of technology licensing agreement
  • Tashji v. Uni-Cath, Inc. Werfen, S.A. and Izasa Distribuciones Technicas, S.A (NJ Superior Court), represented Spanish medical device manufacturer in shareholder dispute regarding value of U.S. distributor
  • U.S. tech company v. Korean telecom (ICC New York), represented Korean company in action concerning termination of Development and License Agreement concerning speech recognition technology
  • U.S. tech company v. Indian tech company (AAA New York), represented U.S. firm in dispute arising under Master Services Agreement for outsourcing services
  • Bioanalysis Ltd. v. Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp. (ICDR, New York, NY Supreme Court and App.Div., 1st Dept), represented claimant U.K. biotech firm, in intellectual property dispute under license agreement
  • Mega-Tech International Corp. v. Al-Saghyir Establishment and National Kitchens Factory Co., Ltd., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7354, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6381 (SDNY), represented Saudi defendants in action asserting claims concerning construction of hospital complex in Saudi Arabia
  • Korean Technology Company v. U.S. Technology Company (ICDR, New York), represented Korean manufacturer of semiconductor equipment in New York arbitration concerning joint development and sales agreement
  • Nestor, Inc. and Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. v. HNC Software Inc. (D.R.I.), represented software company in patent validity and infringement action.
  • Sisas Inc. v. NSF International and BASF Corp. (D.N.J.), represented plaintiff U.S. subsidiary of Italian chemical manufacturer in trademark and antitrust action.
Financial Services, Securities and Insurance
  • Saad Investments Company Limited v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al (NY Supreme Court), represented JP Morgan Chase entities in action concerning US$2.815 billion Revolving Credit Facility Agreement and other agreements
  • Michael Z. Matthew v. Independent State of Papua New Guinea (ICDR, New York, NY Supreme Court), represented state in claim concerning prospective bond offering
  • Aguas Lenders v. Suez S.A. and Sociedad General de Aguas De Barcelona, S.A. (SDNY), represented French and Spanish shareholders in Argentinian utility in action by bondholders
  • Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of the Republic of Turkey, represented state deposit insurance entity in several actions in U.S. and Europe arising out of defaults by owners of Turkish financial institutions following 2001 Turkish banking crisis
  • Spanish Energy Company v. state foreign investment insurer (Madrid Court of Arbitration, Madrid), represented claimant in action under Foreign Investment Insurance Policy
  • U.S. insurer v. Gulf State (AAA, Hartford), represented insurer in claim for reimbursement under medical insurance reimbursement contract
  • Halifax Fund v. Stroud, and Elliott v. Stroud (NY Supreme Court), represented officers and directors of internet access and hosting business in action brought by private equity fund alleging securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment
  • SR Int'l Bus. Ins. Co. Ltd. v. World Trade Center Properties LLC, et al. (SDNY, 2d Cir), represented QBE Insurance International in two month jury trial concerning limits of policies insuring World Trade Center properties as of September 11, 2001
  • Family Trust Dispute, represented trust beneficiaries in confidential court proceedings in Bermuda and Switzerland
  • In re Sunterra (M.D. Fla.), represented defendant officer in securities fraud class action concerning international timeshare resort company
  • Wotherspoon v. HSBC Brokerage, Inc. (NY Supreme Court 2000-01), represented defendant securities firm in action for breach of contract and fraud
  • National Western Life Insurance Co. v. Merrill Lynch, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 317, 213 F. Supp. 2d 331, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9706; 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8413, 1995 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16022 (SDNY, mediation), represented Merrill Lynch in action alleging securities and common law fraud in sale of mortgage-backed securities, negligent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Blatt v. Merrill Lynch, 916 F. Supp. 1343, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) 99,081 (DNJ 1996), represented foreign Merrill Lynch entities in class action concerning sale of mutual funds outside U.S.
  • Financial Services firms v. Bank (American Arbitration Association, Commercial Rules 1998-2000), represented respondent in securities and custody dispute
  • BT Alex.Brown & Sons v. Marine Midland Bank, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2342, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) 99,440 (SDNY), represented defendant bank in securities and custody matter
  • National Sun Industries v. Dakahlia Commercial Bank, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6694 (S.D.N.Y. 1996), aff'd, 113 F.3d 1229 (2d Cir. 1997), represented defendant Egyptian bank in letter of credit action
  • Confidential, represented captive insurer of nuclear power plants in several ad hoc arbitrations arising out of claims filed by U.S. utilities under business interruption and property policies
  • Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. v. Rafidain Bank (SDNY), represented plaintiff trading company in obtaining judgment against Iraqi state bank
  • Rabbi Jacob Joseph School v. Province of Mendoza (S.D.N.Y.), representing bank in action re exchange of Argentinean bonds
  • Abou-Khadra v. Bseirani, 4 F.3d 1031 (2d Cir. 1993) and 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3405 (N.D.N.Y. 1992), represented Saudi entities in appeal from jury verdict in civil RICO and fraud action
  • Bank v. Insurer (ICDR, New York), represented speciality bank in thirty-six separate arbitrations addressing the applicability of credit risk insurance policies to defaulted loans to sub-Saharan African borrowers, including states
  • Bank v. Insurer (ICDR, New York), represented bank in claim concerning trade credit insurance
  • Friedland v. Cap Juluca Partners I (N.Y. Sup. Ct.), represented plaintiff South African investor in action to enforce security interest in luxury resort property in Anguilla
M&A, Distribution, Other Contract
  • Brazilian buyer v. European seller (ICC, New York), represented respondents in post-acquisition accounting dispute of beverage company
  • Sellers of Latin American company v. U.K. buyer (ICC, New York and mediation), represented U.K. buyer in post-acquisition dispute concerning representations re existing distributors
  • Columbian and Ecuadorian agents v. U.S. company (ICC, Miami), represented U.S. company in arbitration concerning termination of distribution agreements
  • Former CEO v. Latin American media company (ad hoc mediation, Miami), represented media company in action brought by terminated CEO
  • Sellers of Latin American company v. French buyer (ICC, New York and mediation), represented buyer in post-acquisition dispute concerning environmental representations and warranties
  • Singapore retailer v. U.S. fashion company, represented retailer in negotiated resolution of claim for breach of Product Purchase and Retail Store Agreement
  • Former CEO v. U.S. Private Equity Firm (mediation), represented firm in dispute concerning compensation for former CEO
  • BVI shareholder v. BVI company (ICDR, New York), represented claimant shareholder in dispute under Shareholders’ Agreement seeking information regarding retail investments in Russia
  • Mexican distributor v. Japanese trading company (ICC, New York and mediation), represented claimant in post-acquisition dispute
  • U.S. private equity company v. Mexican company (ICC, New York), represented respondent Mexican cement manufacturer in dispute concerning investment in internet company
  • U.S. Seller v. Swiss Buyer (ICDR, New York), represented buyer in action to establish price term in commodities contract
  • U.S. Buyer v. Swiss Seller (IDCR, New York), represented seller in action alleging non-conforming product
  • First Korea Bank v. Korea Express (SDNY), represented plaintiff Korean bank in action for breach of contract and conversion
  • Accessory Corporation v. Wai Shing Plastic Products Ltd. (ICDR, New York, S.D.N.Y. N.Y.Sup.Ct, mediation), represented Hong Kong manufacturer in disputes relating to distribution agreement
  • Petra Pet, Inc. v. Commercial Sosa Guarderas Soguar, S.A. (D.N.J.), representing defendant Ecuadorian manufacturer in claim for breach of distribution agreement.

Publications

Books
  • Editor, ICDR Awards and Commentaries, Vol I (Juris Pub., 2012) and Vol II (forthcoming Juris Pub. 2020)
  • Co-editor, International Arbitration Checklists (Juris Pub., 3rd ed., 2016)
  • Co-editor, Baker McKenzie's International Arbitration Yearbook (annually 2006-2019)
  • Co-author, Gulf War Claims Reporter (ILI/Kluwer, 1998)
Book Chapters and Articles
  • Co-author, "Ordering Virtual Hearings over the Objections of a Party," ADR Perspectives, ADR Institute of Canada, May, 2020
  • Author, "Initial Hearing," in GAR Guide to Advocacy (4th ed.), 2019
  • Co-author, "Agreements to Arbitrate," Arbitration of M&A Transactions (E. Poulten, ed.), Globe Law and Business (2d ed. 2019)
  • Co-author, "A Bridge Too Far? The European Commission Takes Its Campaign Against Intra-EU Investment Arbitration to US Courts", The Arbitration Review of the Americas, July 2019
  • Co-author, "Celebrating Sixty Years of the New York Convention," Euromoney's Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide 2018
  • Co-author, "Appellate Division Confirms the Limited Scope of Manifest Disregards Doctrine," New York Law Journal, October 11, 2018
  • Author, "The New York Convention Turns 60," International Business, Journal of the U.S. Council for International Business, August 2018
  • Author, "Rule 42", The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Commentary (R. Gerbay, D. Parchajev and J. Fouret, eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
  • Co-author, "United States," The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2018, Global Arbitration Review, 2018
  • Co-author, "Investor-State Arbitration," Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook, 2017-18
  • Co-author, "The 2015 Indian Model BIT: Is This Change the World Wishes to See?," 32 ICSID Review, Issue 1, February 1, 2017 (recipient, 2018 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing)
  • Co-author, "Investor-State Arbitration," Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook, 2016-2017
  • Co-author, "Songs of Innocence and Experience: Ten Years of Emergency Arbitration," The American Review of International Arbitration (2016, Vol. 27 No. 2) (recipient, 2018 Smit-Lowenfeld Award for Excellence in Legal Writing awarded by International Arbitration Club of New York)
  • Co-author, "United States," The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2017, Global Arbitration Review, 2016
  • Author, "Legal standards applicable to deciding applications for interim relief," Defining Issues in International Arbitration, (J.C. Betancourt, ed.), Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Co-author, "ICC Court Decides to Provide Parties With Reasons for Administrative Decisions," Practical Law, December 22, 2015
  • Author, "Resolving Disputes: Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation," Global Legal Guide for Luxury and Fashion, June 2015
  • Co-author, "Arbitration of Oil & Gas Disputes in Brazil," The Leading Practitioners' Guide to International Oil & Gas Industry Arbitration, (J. Gaitis, ed.) Juris Publications, 2015
  • Co-author, "The Role of Sovereign Funds and National Oil Companies in Investment Arbitration," The Guide to Energy Arbitrations, Global Arbitration Review, 2015 Co-author, "Dispute Resolution in International Business," BNA Bloomberg, August 1, 2014
  • Co-author, "Singapore's International Court: How will it compare?," Global Arbitration Review, January 10, 2014
  • Author, "Emergency Arbitrators," Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration (L. Newman and R. Hill, eds.), Juris Publications (3rd ed. 2014) Co-author, "United States," Interim Measures in International Arbitration, Juris Publications, 2014.
  • Co-author, "Important Considerations in Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses," ACC America Greater New York Chapter Newsletter, April 3, 2013 Author, "BRICs, Not CRIBs: The 'Rebalancing' of International Arbitration," Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2011 (Arthur W. Rovine, ed., Martinus Nijhoff 2012)
  • Co-author, "The New ICC Rules and UNCITRAL Rules: Focus on Cost-Effectiveness and Multiparty Disputes," The Arbitration Review of the Americas, 2012
  • Co-author, "The Benefits of Bilateral Investment Treaties When Investing in China," San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal, May 12, 2011
  • Co-author, "Stolt-Nielsen, SA v Animal Feeds International Corp," Arbitration News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association, Vol 15 No. 2, September 2010 Co-author, "Increased Focus on Arbitration of Investor Claims Against Latin American States," The Lawyer, Toronto Canada, June 2009
  • Author, "The U.S. Model for International Class Action Arbitration," 75 Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, No. 3, 2009
  • Co-author, "Developments in US Arbitration Law," The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook, 2008
  • Author, "'Gross Error of Law' and 'Manifest Disregard of Law' as grounds to overturn arbitration awards in the United States," 2005 Stockholm International Arbitration Review 1, reprinted in S. Jarvin and A. Magnusson, International Arbitration Court Decisions, 2d ed., 2008
  • Author, "The 'Oxus Gold' Case," Stockholm International Arbitration Review 109, 2007
  • Author, "Discovery in International Arbitration," 34 International Law News 1 Winter, 2005
  • Co-author, "When Worlds Collide: Intellectual Property and Arbitration Rights in Bankruptcy Cases," 59 Dispute Resolution Journal 26, August - October 2004 (2006 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing)
  • Co-author, "English and New York Law Compared," Project Finance International, January 8, 2004.
  • Co-author, "Intellectual Property Licenses, Arbitration, and Bankruptcy: Avoiding The Tangled Web," Sixth Annual Internet Law Institute, Practicing Law Institute, 2003
  • Co-author, "Minimum Contacts Required For Enforcement in U.S. of Award Against Foreign State," The Institute for Transnational Arbitration Newsletter, Autumn 1999 Co-author, "Court Throws Jurisdictional Curve Ball: The D.C. Circuit Refuses to Uphold an Arbitration Award Against A Foreign Government For Lack Of Minimum Contacts," National Law Journal, November 22, 1999
  • Author, "Creighton v. Qatar: Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against State Entities," Middle East Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law and Practice, New York, NY, November 1999
  • Co-author, "Iraqi Oil Flows Again: Doing Business with Iraq under Resolution 986, Prospects for Payment of Claims Against Iraq," Middle East Executive Reports, December, 1996
  • Co-author, "Enforcing Contract Claims Against Iraq in U.S. Courts: The Statute of Limitations," Middle East Executive Reports, May 1996
  • Co-author, "Making Iraq Pay for Gulf War Losses," New York Law Journal, May 15, 1995
  • Co-author, "Toward a Foreseeability Approach to Causation Questions at the United Nations Compensation Commission," The United Nations Compensation Commission, Thirteenth Sokol Colloquium (R. Lillich, ed.), 1995
  • Author, "'General Principles of Law' in the Iran United States Claims Tribunal," 27 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 309, 1989

Teaching and Presentations

Teaching
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching International Commercial Arbitration and LL.M. International Arbitration Practicum, Fordham University School of Law, Spring 2019-present
  • Faculty, Executive Training on International Investment Arbitration for Government Officials, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia School of Law, New York, NY, 2016-present
  • Faculty, AAA Training Program: Effective Advocacy in AAA Arbitrations, New York, NY, April 17, 2018
  • Faculty, ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators, Washington, DC, March 15, 2017
  • Faculty, Practicing Law Institute, International Arbitration, New York 2017, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching International Arbitration, Hofstra Law School, 2000-2004
Presentations and Speeches
  • Co-Chair, Tylney-on-Zoom, London Court of International Arbitration, July 1, 2020
  • Chair, Juris Leading Arbitrator Symposium on Videoconferencing and Arbitration, May 20, 2020, June 24, 2020
  • Speaker, The International Arbitrators' Roundtable: What are the Issues? What Really Works?, Florida Bar International Law Section Global Forum on International Law, Miami, FL, February 28, 2020
  • Moderator, Opening Remarks, USCIB Annual Arbitration Committee Luncheon: Recent Developments: ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR and U.S. National Committee, New York, NY, January 22, 2020
  • Moderator, Counsel's Role in the Quantum Phases: Effective Advocacy, Cross-Examination Techniques, the Hot Tub and Relations with the Expert, Juris 8th Annual Damages Conference, New York, NY, November 19, 2019
  • Chair, USCIB/ICC USA Miami Roundtable, Miami, FL, November 8, 2019
  • Arbitrator, FIAA - Examination and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses, New York, NY, October 12, 2019
  • Moderator, "So you "won" your case, now what do you have to show for it?", VI Annual ABA/RAA Conference, Moscow, Russia, September 18, 2019
  • Speaker, The GAR Live Question Time, 2nd Annual GAR Live Atlanta, Atlanta, GE September 8-10, 2019
  • Moderator, The Litigation Culture in Arbitration: How to Bring its Main Advantages Back to Track, Brazil Arbitration Day, New York, NY, September 6, 2019
  • Speaker, Strategy and Analysis of the Mock Case, International Contracts and Arbitration, Siena, Italy, June 28, 2019
  • Speaker, Overview of International Investment Arbitration and its Stages, and The Players and Playing Field in International Arbitration, CCSI Executive Training on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials, Columbia Law School, New York, NY, June 24, 2019
  • Speaker, Discussion on written advocacy, Art of Advocacy, New York, NY, April 29, 2019
  • Chair, Juris Leading Arbitrators Symposium, Vienna, Austria, April 15, 2019
  • Speaker, Hot Topics in North America, LCIA North American Users' Council Symposium, Montréal, Canada, March 16, 2019
  • Panelist, Have the European Commission and the ECJ played a constructive role in the shaping of ISDS?, Columbia Arbitration Day, New York, NY, March 8, 2019
  • Speaker, Corruption in International Arbitration, ICDR—Florida Bar International Law Section Conference, Miami, FL, February 22, 2019
  • Speaker, Professionalism in Arbitration Practice, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, December 3, 2018
  • Speaker, A New Rigor in the Approach to Damages in International Arbitration: the New ICCA-ASIL Damages Web App, The 13th Annual Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, November 2, 2018
  • Speaker, Tribunals Secretaries Role Play, LCIA's Tribunal Secretaries Roadshow, New York International Arbitration Center, New York, NY, November 1, 2018
  • Moderator, Interview with Phillipe Sands, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series, Columbia University Law School, New York, NY, October 15, 2018
  • Speaker, The GAR Live Question Time, GAR Live NY 2018 Conference, New York, NY, September 26, 2018
  • Speaker, Drafting Effective Dispute Resolution Clauses, SASAC Conference, New York, NY, September 19, 2018
  • Instructor, Executive Training on International Investment Arbitration for Government Officials, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University Law School, New York, NY, August 6, 2018
  • Speaker, Bribery & Corruption Risk on the Rise in 2018, 43rd Annual Global Legal Confex, New York, NY, June 21, 2018
  • Speaker, Drafting and Negotiating an International Contract, ICC-Italy, ICC-USA and Camera di Commercio Siena Conference, Siena, Italy, June 7-8, 2018
  • Speaker, The Future of Investment Arbitration in Europe, Association for International Arbitration Conference, Brussels, Belgium, June 1, 2018
  • Speaker, M&A and Arbitration: The growing complexity of M&A disputes, Latin Lawyer - GAR LIVE 2nd Annual Arbitration Summit, Miami, FL, April 26, 2018
  • Moderator, International Arbitration & The Middle East/North Africa Region, ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference, New York, NY, April 20, 2018
  • Speaker, The Idiosyncrasies of Brazilian Arbitrators and Attorneys, CCMA-CIESP/FIESP Arbitration Day, New York, NY, April 17, 2018
  • Speaker, Preliminary Considerations, Initiating an Arbitration with the AAA and Responding Thereto, AAA Training Program: Effective Advocacy in AAA Arbitrations, New York, NY, April 17, 2018
  • Participant, ICC Commission on Arbitration, Paris, France, April 10, 2018
  • Chair, USCIB/ICC-US Canada Meeting, Paris, France, April 9, 2018
  • Co-chair, Fourteenth Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium, Juris Conferences, Vienna, Austria, March 26, 2018
  • Speaker, Recent Developments: USCIB and ICC International Court for Arbitration, ICC/USCIB Arbitration Committee Luncheon, New York, NY, January 23, 2018
  • Speaker, Discussion with the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICC/USCIB Arbitration Committee Luncheon, Washington D.C., January 19, 2018
  • Speaker, Commercial Arbitration: Domestic vs. International - How Different Are They in Practice?, Great Hall of the New York City Bar, New York, NY, November 14, 2017
  • Moderator, Prayers for Relief in International Arbitration, Plead in Haste, Repent at Leisure, New York University School of Law Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law, New York, NY, November 10, 2017
  • Speaker, Mock Court session: scrutiny of the award by the ICC Court and debate, 12th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration's Training Programme, New York, NY, September 26, 2017
  • Speaker, How to support LDCs in Investment Arbitration, United Nations, New York, September 22, 2017
  • Instructor, Executive Training on International Investment Arbitration for Government Officials, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, August 7, 2017
  • Panelist, At All Costs: Managing Contract Disputes, 36th Global Litigation Confex, New York, NY, June 20, 2017
  • Panelist, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: Practical Aspects of International Arbitration, ACC In-House Toolkit: The Nuts & Bolts, New York, NY, June 15, 2017
  • Discussion Leader, Swiss Arbitration Association Practice Seminar 2017 co-organized with the London Court of International Arbitration, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, June 9-11, 2017
  • Speaker, Current Challenges Facing Arbitration, PLI International Arbitration 2017 Conference, New York, NY, June 5, 2017
  • Moderator, Resolving Business Disputes in Asia with Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance of Singapore, M. Indranee Rajah SC, ICC and USCIB (ICC-USA) Seminar, New York, NY, May 22, 2017
  • Speaker, Launch for Brazil of the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR Report ‘Financial Institutions and International Arbitration,' 2017 ICC Brazilian Arbitration Day, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 4, 2017
  • Participant, ICC Commission on Arbitration, Paris, France, April 27, 2017
  • Chair, USCIB/ICC-US Canada Meeting, Paris, France, April 24, 2017
  • Co-chair, Thirteenth Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium, Juris Conferences , Vienna, Austria, April 10, 2017
  • Speaker, The Future of International Arbitration in a Trump and Brexit Era, University of Pennsylvania Law School Conference on International Arbitration, Philadelphia, PA, March 27, 2017
  • Speaker, Challenge and Replacement of Arbitrators and Emergency Arbitrator, ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators, Washington, DC, March 15, 2017
  • Speaker, ICC Commission Report on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration, New York, NY, January 18, 2017
  • Speaker, The Efficiency & Effectiveness of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration, New York, NY, November 7, 2016
  • Speaker, Inversiones bajo Tratados Internacionales: DR-CAFTA, AMCHAMDR and DOWS Seminar, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 2, 2016
  • Speaker, Guerrilla Tactics: What are the ethical limits?, Third Pan-American Arbitration Congress, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 24, 2016
  • Moderator, GAR Live Symposium, 5th Annual GAR Live New York, New York, NY, September 13, 2016
  • Speaker, Defenses and Exceptions under the Treaty and Customary International Law, Executive Training on Investment Arbitration for Government Officials, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University Law School, New York, NY, August 3, 2016
  • Speaker, Dispute Resolution under DR-CAFTA, Dominicana Semana/Dominicans on Wall Street, New York, NY, June 23, 2016
  • Moderator, The ICC Court Today, New York International Arbitration Center, New York, NY, June 14, 2016
  • Speaker, Simposio Arbitraje Internacional (training for Colombia's Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI)), ICDR, New York, NY, May 26, 2016
  • Speaker, ICC Court of Arbitration Today, Houston International Arbitration Club, Houston, TX, May 10, 2016
  • Host, ICDR Brazil-US Arbitration Program, New York, NY, April 20, 2016
  • Speaker, Public Policy and Recognition & Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, Harvard International Arbitration Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 31, 2016
  • Co-Chair, Twelfth Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, Juris Conferences, Vienna, Austria, March 21, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, Document Production - To Have or Not to Have in International Arbitration, Effective Fact Finding vs. Information Overload: Too Much Paper in Arbitration?, Mannheim, Germany, February 26, 2016
  • Moderator, Tertulia Report, ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference, The Past, the Present and the Future: Celebrating 20 Years of the ICDR, Coral Gables, FL, January 29, 2016
  • Speaker, Failing Better: Advocacy in International Arbitration, New York University Law School International Arbitration Society, New York, NY, January 26, 2016
  • Speaker, Termination and/or Renegotiation of International Investment Agreements, 10th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference, Investment Treaty Reform: Reshaping Economic Governance in the Era of the Sustainable Development, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, New York, NY, November 11, 2015
  • Speaker, Arbitration in derivatives and structured finance, 13th Annual ICC Miami Conference, Miami, FL, November 2, 2015
  • Speaker, Task Force on International Arbitration and Financial Institutions, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Vienna, Austria, October 3, 2015
  • Speaker, Transparency: Incumbent on institutions as well?, 10th Annual ICC New York Conference: Current Challenges Facing Institutions, Counsel and Arbitrators: An ICC Perspective, New York, NY, September 21, 2015
  • Speaker, Free Transfers, Capital Controls/BOP/Sovereign Debt in Investment Arbitration, Executive Training on Investment Arbitration for Government Officials, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University Law School, July 15, 2015
  • Speaker, Emergency Arbitrators, PLI Conference: International Arbitration 2015, New York, June 10, 2015
  • Speaker, GAR Live Energy Disputes Conference, London, U.K., May 6, 2015
  • Speaker, Lawful and Unlawful Expropriations – the Developing Jurisprudence, New York International Arbitration Club, New York, NY, April 28, 2015
  • Co-Chair, Eleventh Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, Juris Conferences , Vienna, Austria, March 30, 201
  • Speaker, TTIP and ISDS – Implications for the Future of Commercial Arbitration?, Columbia Law School Arbitration Day, New York, NY, March 6, 2015
  • Speaker, Back to Basics: Enduring Challenges in International Arbitration Law, Columbia Law School, New York, NY, March 6, 2015
  • Speaker, Investor State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in Negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Columbia Law School Arbitration Day, March 6, 2015
  • Speaker, ICDR Awards and Commentaries: Just How Different Is International Arbitration Than Domestic Arbitration?, ICDR/ AAA Webinar, March 2015
  • Moderator, Jurisdiction, LCIA North American Users' Council Symposium, Washington D.C., February 28, 2015
  • Speaker, Lawful versus Unlawful Expropriation: is this a Distinction Without a Difference?, Ninth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference, Washington D.C., February 26, 2015
  • Speaker, The Corporate Counsels' Perspective, American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Amcham Arbitration and Mediation Center and Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 18, 2014
  • Speaker, Publication of International Arbitration Awards, New York International Arbitration Club, New York, NY, June 24, 2014
  • Speaker, Emergency Arbitrators, New York International Arbitration Club, New York, NY, May 27, 2014
  • Speaker, The Future of International Arbitration, 10th Rio de Janeiro International Arbitration Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 6, 2014
  • Co-Chair, Tenth Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, Juris Conferences, Vienna, Austria, April 14, 2014
  • Opening Speaker, Seventh Annual ICDR Practice Moot, New York Center for International Arbitration, New York, NY, March 7, 2014
  • Participant, IBA International Arbitration Day and, and accepting Firm's Global Arbitration Review Award for International Arbitration Practice, Paris, France, February 2014
  • Commentator, The Star Expert, Arbitration Forum of New York University School of Law's Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law and the New York/Washington D.C. Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club, New York, NY, January 21, 2014
  • Speaker, Presentation of Damages Evidence, Second Annual Conference on Damages in International Arbitration, Washington D.C., November 18, 2013
  • Speaker, International Centre for Dispute Resolution and American-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce's 5th Annual Joint International Arbitration Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 13, 2013
  • Speaker, Effectively Avoiding International Disputes and Managing Attorney Client Privilege Around the World, Association of Corporate Counsel - New York Branch, New York, NY, October 3, 2013
  • Speaker, Investment Disputes Concerning India, The Marco Polo Effect: Arbitrations and Contracts with Chinese, Indian and ASEAN Parties, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, New York, NY, October 2, 2013
  • Participant, ICC Commission on Arbitration, Boston, MA, October 5, 2013
  • Speaker, Mock ICDR Preliminary Hearing: Advanced Case Management Issues and Practices in International Arbitration, The 11th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference, International Dispute Resolution in the Americas, Miami, FL, September 12, 2013
  • Speaker, Investor-State Mediation: A New Trend for the Resolution of Investment Disputes?, ICC New York Conference on Mediation: Essential for Efficient Dispute Resolution, New York, NY, September 9, 2013
  • Speaker, Arbitration in Turkey, ICC Houston Conference on International Arbitration: Houston as the Crossroads between the Middle East and the Americas, Houston, TX, April 9, 2013.
  • Co-Chair, Ninth Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, Juris Conferences, Vienna, Austria, March 25, 2013
  • Speaker, Muscular Arbitration: What Corporate Counsel Can Do to Shape Up Arbitration, ICDR/AAA Corporate Counsel Seminar, New York, NY, December 14, 2012
  • Speaker, Third-Party Funders in Arbitration: Disclosure Issues, CDR Conference, London, U.K., November 27, 2012
  • Speaker, Third-Party Funders: Third Parties or Parties?, International Arbitration in Latin America, The ICC Perspective, 10th Annual ICC Miami Conference, Miami, FL, November 12, 2012
  • Speaker, The 2012 ICDR International ADR Reporting Program Series: Focus on United States, Bogotá, Colombia, October 23, 2012
  • Speaker, Money Laundering, Corruption and Fraud in Arbitration – Do Arbitrators Have a Duty to Report?, VIII International Arbitration Conference (Brazil's largest annual arbitration conference), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 8, 2012
  • Speaker, The non-enforcement of arbitral awards: a BIT (of a) problem with human rights and damage calculation, Arbitration Forum of the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, New York University School of Law and the New York/Washington DC chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club, New York, NY, March 26, 2012
  • Speaker, International Business Transactions and Conflict Management: The U.S. and Brazilian Perspectives, Brazil-U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 29, 2011
  • Moderator, Managing Disputes in China and Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, New York, July 18, 2011
  • Moderator, Arbitration in BRIC Countries, Sixth Annual Fordham Conference on International Arbitration, New York, NY, June 14, 2011
  • Speaker, Procedural Flash Points: Current Trends in Arbitrator Disclosure, Four Roundtables in Times Square - Putting the Spotlight on International Arbitration on Broadway, IBA-ICDR Conference, New York, NY, June 13, 2011
  • Speaker, The Importance of the Place of Arbitration, Seventh Annual International Arbitration Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 10, 2011
  • Speaker, Alternative Dispute Resolution - ADR Techniques, Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiators, Rio de Janeiro, May 9, 2011
  • Speaker, Current trends in Arbitrator Disclosures and Challenges, Past, Present and Future of Investment Arbitration in Latin America, Club Español del Arbitraje and American University College of Law, Washington, D.C., April 26, 2011
  • Co-Chair, Seventh Annual Leading Arbitrators' Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, Juris Conferences, Vienna, Austria, April 16-20, 2011
  • Speaker, International Commercial Arbitration in Argentina and the Americas, International Centre for Dispute Resolution and International Bar Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2010
  • Speaker, UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and Its Application, in Seminar on Arbitration Systems, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Ministry Justice of the Republic of Armenia and World Bank, Yerevan, Armenia, September 22, 2010
  • Speaker, Stolt-Nielsen v. Animal Feeds on Class Arbitration, PLI TeleBriefing, May 2010.
  • Speaker, ICDR/AAA International Construction ADR Tools & Techniques, Eighth Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference: Resolving International Construction Disputes, Miami, FL, March 2010
  • Moderator, International Arbitration Practitioners' Roundtable, ICDR/American-Brazil Chamber of Commerce, October 2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Speaker, Can U.S. Courts Decline to Enforce International Arbitration Awards on Grounds of 'Manifest Disregard of Law'?, Fourth Annual ICC New York Conference, September 14, 2009.
  • Speaker, Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators, Fifth Conference on International Arbitration, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 12, 2009
  • Speaker, Advocacy and Cross-Examination in International Arbitration, Leading Arbitrators Conference on International Arbitration, Vienna, Austria, April 6, 2009
  • Speaker, UNCITRAL Rules Arbitration and Investment Treaty Disputes, International Private Law Symposium SDIF-Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 12-13, 2009
  • Speaker, Necessity Defense in Investment Dispute Arbitration: The Continental Casualty Case, Columbia University Law School, New York October 2008
  • Speaker, Mediation and other ADR Initiatives in the European Union, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, New York, October 2007
  • Speaker, Class Action Arbitration, VII International Arbitration Congress of Comite Brasileiro de Arbitragem, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2007
  • Speaker, Leading Arbitrators' Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, Juris Conferences. Vienna, Austria, April 2006 and April 2007; New York, June 2007
  • Speaker, Report from France and Germany, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Philadelphia, PA, December 2006
  • Speaker, Litigation under Section 1782, American Bar Association International Section Spring Meeting, New York, NY, April 2005
  • Moderator and Speaker, Challenges to Effective International Arbitration, presentation at seminar co-sponsored by American Arbitration Association's International Centre for Dispute Resolution, New York, NY, October 2003
  • Speaker, Emerging Legal Issues for Foreign Companies in the US, presentation at seminar sponsored by the U.S.-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, New York, NY, September 25, 2003
  • Speaker, Awards for Commercial Claims at the United Nations Compensation Commission, presentation at seminar sponsored by the Middle East Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law and Practice, Washington, D.C., November, 1998
  • Speaker, Claims Against Iraq, presentation at seminar sponsored by the American Corporate Counsel Association and the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, New York, NY, February 1997
  • Speaker, Selecting the Situs for Arbitration - Legal Implications, presentation at seminar sponsored by American Corporate Counsel Association, New York, NY, September 1996
  • Speaker, United Nations Compensation Commission, presentation at seminar sponsored by American Corporate Counsel Association, New York, NY, November 1995
  • Speaker, General Principles of International Commercial Law, presentation at seminar sponsored by American Corporate Counsel Association, New York, September 1995

Professional Activities

Arbitration Institutions
  • American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution, New York, NY
    • Member, International and Complex Commercial Cases panels
    • Member, Rules Revision Committee (2010-2015)
    • Member, Latin American Advisory Committee
    • Member, Advisory Committee on Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Center, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Panel member
  • Ciesp/Fiesp Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, Sao Paulo, Brazil, member List of Arbitrators
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Washington DC, Panel of Arbitrators
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
    • U.S. member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
    • U.S. alternative member, ICC International Court of Arbitration (2015-2018)
    • Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
      • Task Forces on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities (2009-2012)
      • Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration (leader of Investment Arbitration and Banking & Finance work stream) (2013-2016)
    • U.S. Counsel for International Business (US committee for ICC), Arbitration and ADR Committee
      • Chair (2015-2020)
      • Vice Chair (2013-2014)
  • Korea Commercial Arbitration Board, Seoul, Korea, Panel member
  • London Court of International Arbitration, London, Vice president (for United States), North American Users' Council
  • Panel of Recognized International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E.), Member, Drafting Committee, Finance Arbitration Rules
  • Singapore International Arbitration Center, Singapore, Users Council
Other
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law New York International Arbitration Center, Founding Board member, member, Audit, Program and Nominations Committees
  • Club Español del Arbitraje, member
  • CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention, Arbitration Committee, member
  • Global Arbitration Review, Editorial Board member
  • International Arbitration Club of New York, founding member
  • International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee, member
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration, member
  • Miami International Arbitration Society, member
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Committee on Arbitration, Secretary (2003-2005)
    • Committee on International Law (2012-2015)
    • International Commercial Disputes Committee, member
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Task Force on New York Law in International Matters, member (2010-2013)
  • Stockholm Arbitration Report, Editorial Committee, member (2004-2010)
  • International Law News, American Bar Association International Law Section, Board of Editors, member (2005-2009)
  • World Arbitration and Mediation Report, Board of Editors, member (2002-2006)

Recognitions

Awards, Rankings and Distinctions
  • Recommended for International Arbitration
    • Chambers USA (2010-present) and Chambers Global (2016-present)
      • Described as "exceptionally experienced", "his attention to detail and ability to handle complex procedural issues and complex issues of proof sets him apart", "highly knowledgeable," "can distill complicated concepts down in twenty seconds", "very knowledgeable and strategic in his offering of critical advice", an "elite lawyer", very experienced, hugely knowledgeable and effective", a "powerful advocate for clients"
    • International Who's Who of Arbitration (2012-present)
      • Described "very well-known and well regarded", "superb counsel and arbitrator", excellent in presenting issues succinctly", "incredibly smart counsel", "always my first choice in New York", "very proficient"
    • Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners in International Arbitration (ranked among "Best of the Best" in international commercial arbitration) (2012-present)
    • Legal 500 (2011-2019)
      • Described as "a great practitioner" with a "strong commercial profile", "wide experience in the field, solid legal knowledge and client-focus approach"
    • Best Lawyers in America (2012-present
    • New York Super Lawyers (2005-present)
  • Smit-Lowenfeld Award for Excellence in Legal Writing - Best Article in the Field of International Arbitration by International Arbitration Club of New York (2018), for "Songs of Innocence and Experience: Ten Years of Emergency Arbitration," The American Review of International Arbitration (2016, Vol. 27 No. 2) (with co-author E. Alexandra Dosman)
  • Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing (2018) for "The 2015 Indian Model BIT: Is This Change the World Wishes to See?," 32 ICSID Review, Issue 1, February 2017 (with co-author Kabir Duggal)
  • Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing (2006) for "When Worlds Collide: Intellectual Property and Arbitration Rights in Bankruptcy Cases," 59 Dispute Resolution Journal 26, August - October 2004 (with co-authors Joseph Samet and Michael Stoker)

Arbitrator Disclosure

Interested parties should not rely on this website as a complete or updated source of disclosure information about Mr. Hanessian. Mr. Hanessian does not have ongoing access to the databases of his prior law firm, and may have been involved while at that firm in matters other than the principal ones identified herein.

Mr. Hanessian is a member of numerous organizations and attends many conferences and events; he does not maintain records of fellow members, speakers or participants, nor does he monitor contact lists on LinkedIn and similar sites. Tangential connections in such contexts should not be considered to be relationships that might affect impartiality or independence in the eyes of a reasonable third party. (Canon II, Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes, American Bar Association (2004); General Standard 2, International Bar Association Guidelines for Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Arbitration (2014)).

Mr. Hanessian requests any party in a matter for which he is proposed as arbitrator or neutral to disclose promptly any facts or circumstances considered relevant to his impartiality or independence as soon as that information is reasonably available and, for that purpose, to undertake a reasonable continuing search of publicly available information promptly after learning of his prospective appointment.

Grant Hanessian

Independent Arbitrator Tel: +1 347 267 7795 ghanessian@hanessianadr.com www.hanessianadr.com
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