Grant Hanessian is Co-Chair of Baker & McKenzie's International Arbitration Practice Group and Chair of the Litigation/Dispute Resolution Department of the firm's New York office.
Mr. Hanessian has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 100 international cases concerning contract, energy, construction, commodities, insurance, intellectual property and other matters and arising under many national laws and bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Mr. Hanessian is a member of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and the ICC Task Force on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities. He is co-editor of three other books on international dispute resolution and is recommended by the Chambers USA Guide in the field of international
Jacob M. Kaplan is an Associate in Baker & McKenzie’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Kaplan primarily handles international litigation and commercial arbitration. He has participated in ICSID, ICDR and ad hoc arbitrations, as well as state and federal litigation involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, in addition to general contract disputes. He regularly contributes to— and assists in the editing of—Baker & McKenzie’s International Litigation and Arbitration Alerts newsletter. He is also one of the primary authors of "Obtaining Evidence Located in the US for Use in Foreign Litigation," published in the first volume of International Business Litigation & Arbitration. A member of the ABA, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar, he served as secretary of the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar and currently serves as secretary of the International Arbitration Club of New York. Mr. Kaplan was a law clerk for the Honorable Milton Pollack of the Southern District of New York and an intern for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Kaplan holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School and was awarded the Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law.