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Louis B. (Benno) Kimmelman

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Practice Areas

Benno Kimmelman acts as lead counsel in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes under all the major international arbitration rules and serves as an arbitrator in international and domestic disputes. He also represents parties involved in litigation in aid of the arbitration process, such as compelling parties to arbitrate and enforcing arbitration awards.


Benno is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration, as well as an adviser to the American Law Institute project on the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration. He is also the co-chair of the Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference.

Professional Memberships

Benno serves as a director and member of the executive committee of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and as a member of the organizing committee of New York Arbitration Week. He is also a faculty member of the Columbia Law School-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators annual Course on International Arbitration.