Robert B. Davidson
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New York, NY 10018
Full-time Arbitrator and Mediator (October 2003 to present); Partner (now retired), BakerMcKenzie (1979 2003); Associate Attorney, BakerMcKenzie (1972 1979); U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (Philippines) (1968 1970).
College of Commercial Arbitrators (former Board member); New York City Bar Association (former Chair, Committee on Arbitration); New York State Bar Association; ABA (Dispute Resolution and International Sections); Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; International Arbitration Club of New York; Inter Pacific Bar Association; IBA; Maritime Law Assoc. of the U.S.
JAMS (Mediator and Arbitrator), ICC, CPR (National, New York and Cross-Border panels), Netherlands Arbitration Institute; CIETAC (Arbitrator panel), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (Mediator and Arbitrator panels), Beijing Arbitration Center; Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre (Arbitrator panel); also sit regularly in AAA and ICDR arbitrations.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Arbitrated over 200 international and domestic commercial disputes as sole arbitrator, Chair of tripartite panels or party-appointed arbitrator; over 150 mediations; Listed in 2010-2017 Chambers USA Leading Lawyers Guide as one of the country’s leading International Arbitrators (Tier 1); designated in 2018 by Best Lawyers in America as the “Arbitrator of the Year” for New York City; listed in Best Lawyers for Arbitration and Arbitration-Commercial (since 2015); listed as an ADR “SuperLawyer” yearly since 2006; Listed by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer in both Int’l Law and Int’l Trade, and in Labor & Employment; Listed in the 2013-2017 editions of Who’s Who in Int’l Mediation. When in practice, lead counsel in 11 cases before Iran US Claims Tribunal (1983 1987) (more than any other lawyer); Counsel in many ICC, AAA , ICDR and ad hoc cases.
Among other works, the author of the Chapter on ADR and Arbitration in Juris Publishing’s Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration (3d ed.), author of the Chapters on International Mediation in Juris’s Second and Third editions of the Practitioners Handbook on International Arbitration and Mediation; contributing author to both editions of International Arbitration Checklists (Juris Pub. 2004, 2009), and The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide To Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration (Juris Pub. 2006, 2010 and 2013); various articles