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Matthew Draper serves and arbitrator and counsel in international arbitrations across an array of industries and under all major arbitration rules.

As arbitrator, Matthew serves as chair, party-appointed, sole arbitrator, and emergency arbitrator. In the past five years, he has arbitrated over 30 disputes in the areas of renewable energy, finance, and international commercial contracts. Matthew is a member of the ICDR, SIAC, and AAA Large and Complex case rosters.

As counsel, recent arbitration cases have involved water, natural resources, international commercial contracts, fashion, energy/power projects, construction/engineering, telecommunications, transport, and IP and licensing.

Professional Memberships

Co-Chair, 2021 New York Arbitration Week

Chair, USCIB ICC/USA Sole Practitioner Group

Vice Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators NY Branch

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes (2018-2020)


"United States" chapter in "Lexology Getting the Deal Through—Arbitration 2021"


A.B., Princeton University (magna cum laude)

J.D., Columbia University (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

Certificate of Achievement, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law

Admitted in New York, District of Columbia, and New Mexico

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International Arbitration: Arbitrators - USA
Band 3

Matthew Draper has significant experience sitting as an arbitrator in both commercial and investment arbitrations.
"Matthew is a prepared, conscientious and organized arbitrator." "Matt is very knowledgeable regarding arbitration procedure and practice. He is well known within the arbitration community as a smart, affable and serious arbitrator." "He's a real rising star; he's a very smart lawyer with a calm demeanor. Parties trust him and he is a great choice for international commercial arbitrations."

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