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Global USA International Arbitration: Arbitrators

Chambers USA recognizes firms and individuals for their practice as both counsel and arbitrators in our International Arbitration section. Individuals are ranked in the International Arbitration: Counsel and International Arbitration: Arbitrators tables, depending on whether we are recognising them for their work serving as counsel or sitting as arbitrators. They may be included in both tables, if appropriate. Firms are ranked for their overall International Arbitration offering in either International Arbitration: Elite or International Arbitration: Highly Regarded. Chambers USA International Arbitration also includes a spotlight table highlighting those firms and individuals particularly noted for their arbitral enforcement expertise. This is designed to complement the core rankings. There is no Public International Law coverage in the Chambers USA guide, and so investment treaty arbitration mandates are included within Nationwide International Arbitration. Our core International Arbitration rankings recognise firms and individuals for their handling of both commercial and investor-state international arbitrations. These include disputes seated across the globe and held under a wide range of institutional rules, as well as ad-hoc proceedings. Examples of these disputes include ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, ICSID and LCIA proceedings. These may be held before either a sole arbitrator or a panel. Chambers USA does not recognise domestic arbitrations; these would instead usually appear in state commercial litigation tables. Chambers USA also includes separate coverage of insurance and international trade disputes, and so would not prioritise this work within International Arbitration. 

Rankings overview for Individuals

  1. W Michael Reisman
  1. Charles N Brower
  2. Edna R Sussman
  3. Elliot E Polebaum
  4. George A Bermann
  5. James H Carter
  6. Jean E Kalicki
  7. John M Townsend
  8. William W Park
  1. Christina G Hioureas

All Individuals profiles

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Senior Statespeople
  1. W Michael Reisman
    Yale Law School | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Senior Statespeople
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Band 1
  1. Charles N Brower
    Twenty Essex | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  2. Edna R Sussman
    Sussman ADR LLC | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  3. Elliot E Polebaum
    Polebaum Arbitration | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  4. George A Bermann
    Columbia Law School | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  5. James H Carter
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  6. Jean E Kalicki
    Arbitration Chambers | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  7. John M Townsend
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  8. William W Park
    William W Park - Sole Practitioner | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. David W Rivkin
    2
    David W Rivkin
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 21 Years Ranked
    "David is a strong advocate, a very good writer, and has an exceptional judgement on what points to make." "He is a top-notch, first-rate lawyer." "He is a longstanding member of the international arbitration Bar."
  2. 2
    Doak Bishop
    King & Spalding LLP
    King & Spalding LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Doak Bishop is held in high esteem for his expert handling of commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He is particularly regarded for his prowess in disputes concerning the construction, energy, and oil and gas sectors as both advocate and arbitrator.
  3. Donald Francis Donovan
    2
    Donald Francis Donovan
    Arbitration Chambers | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 21 Years Ranked
    "Donald is a strong leader." "He's an impressive guy. He's done everything from Supreme Court to investment treaty work." "He is one of the best lawyers in the world by far - he's amazing."
  4. 2
    Lawrence Schaner
    Schaner Dispute Resolution LLC | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    "Lawrence is an excellent writer, has great intellect and is highly respected in the field. He is a frequent choice for both wing and chair assignments because he is so capable." "He draws from a deep well of experience." "Lawrence has a commitment to excellence in every respect, and the ability to manage arbitration proceedings earnestly and proactively to afford a fair and efficient process."
  5. 2
    Marc Goldstein
    MJG Arbitration & Mediation | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    "Marc is attentive to detail and creative with a case. When he is an arbitrator he makes sure that he approaches every argument from every angle and that makes him very reliable." "He is very smart, dedicated and hard-working." "He's an excellent arbitrator who sweats the details and is outstanding on procedural matters."
  6. Paul Friedland
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    Paul Friedland
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    Paul Friedland is a longstanding figure in the market and maintains an active practice acting both as counsel and sitting as an arbitrator in high-profile international arbitrations. He garners praise for his expert handling of both commercial and investment treaty matters.
  7. Eric Schwartz
    Schwartz Arbitration | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  8. John Fellas
    Fellas Arbitration | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  9. Joseph E Neuhaus
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  10. Mark A Cymrot
    BakerHostetler LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  11. Mark C. Morril
    MorrilADR LLC | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  12. Mark Kantor
    Mark Kantor - Sole Practitioner | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  13. Michael D Nolan
    Arbitration Chambers | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  14. Oscar M Garibaldi
    Independent Arbitrator | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  15. Richard F Ziegler
    AcumenADR | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  16. Robert B Davidson
    JAMS | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  17. Robert H Smit
    Columbia Law School | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  18. Stanimir A Alexandrov
    Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Ank Santens
    3
    Ank Santens
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Ank Santens is held in high regard for her expertise in investor-state arbitrations and is experienced in advising both investors and states. She is increasingly recognised for her work as arbitrator as well as counsel.
  2. James Hosking
    3
    James Hosking
    Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
    Chaffetz Lindsey LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    "James is very focused and has great strategic thinking. He has the ability to present the challenges to the client in a clear way and propose solutions to better serve the client’s needs in the arbitration." "He has his finger on the pulse, he knows the law and he understands the industries and the major players." "He is truly excellent and fair-minded. He solicits the views of his co-arbitrators and seeks to make decisions by consensus."
  3. Matthew Draper
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    Matthew Draper
    Draper & Draper LLC
    Draper & Draper LLC | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    "Matthew is a superb arbitrator; he is diligent, creative and very intelligent." "A very strong lawyer who is well respected in the community. He is well organised and very bright." "He is very effective as an arbitrator and is very skilled interpersonally."
  4. Richard H Silberberg
    3
    Richard H Silberberg
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Richard has a commanding presence and is very engaging in a collaborative way." "He is smart, knows the arbitration law and practice and has excellent judgment." "Richard is an excellent arbitrator and chair - he is thorough, patient, well organised and insightful."
  5. Stephanie Cohen
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    Stephanie Cohen
    Stephanie Cohen Independent Arbitrator | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Stephanie is very strong, measured and smart." "She has a great deal of knowledge and is well respected by colleagues." "Stephanie Cohen is terrific."
  6. Tai-Heng Cheng
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    Tai-Heng Cheng
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Tai-Heng Cheng maintains an active practice serving as both counsel and arbitrator in international disputes relating to commercial and investment arbitrations. He is a particularly popular choice for disputes arising from the Asia-Pacific region.
  7. Brian King
    3 Verulam Buildings | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  8. C Mark Baker
    Norton Rose Fulbright | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  9. Claudia T Salomon
    SalomonArbitration | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  10. Daniel Schimmel
    Foley Hoag LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  11. Grant A Hanessian
    Hanessian ADR | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  12. Horacio Grigera Naón
    Horacio A Grigera Naon - Independent Arbitrator | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  13. Kenneth B Reisenfeld
    BakerHostetler LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  14. Louis B. (Benno) Kimmelman
    Kimmelman Arbitration | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  15. Michael Collins KC
    Essex Court Chambers | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  16. Stephen Smith
    Steve Smith ADR LLC | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  17. Thomas J Brewer
    Thomas J. Brewer - Sole Practitioner | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Up and Coming
  1. Christina G Hioureas
    Foley Hoag LLP | International Arbitration: Arbitrators
    Global 2022 | Up and Coming