David W. Rivkin is Co-Chair of Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and Past President of the International Bar Association (IBA). A litigation partner in the firm’s New York and London offices, Mr. Rivkin has broad experience in the areas of international litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Rivkin is consistently ranked as one of the top international dispute resolution practitioners in the world. Chambers Global (2019) identified Mr. Rivkin as one of the top thirteen international arbitration practitioners worldwide.
He has handled international arbitrations throughout the world and before virtually every major arbitration institution. Subjects of these arbitrations have included long-term energy concessions, investment treaties, joint venture agreements, insurance coverage, construction contracts, distribution agreements and intellectual property, among others and they have involved common law, civil law, Islamic law and other systems. Mr. Rivkin also represents companies in transnational litigation in the United States, including the enforcement of arbitral awards and arbitration agreements.