David W. Rivkin is Co-Chair of Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and Past President of the International Bar Association (IBA). 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. Mr. Rivkin is Vice Chair of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; a council member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. He is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute, for which he is an Adviser to the Restatement of the Law of International Arbitration, and a Councillor to the Restatement of Foreign Relations Law.