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Professor, Columbia University School of Law, currently Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law


  • Professor, Columbia University School of Law, currently Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law; Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law
    • courses:
      International Commercial Arbitration
      International Investment Law and Arbitration
      European Union Law
      Transnational Litigation
  • Director and Founder, Columbia Law School Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA)
  • Founder and director, Columbia Law School European Legal Studies Center (ELSC)
  • Professor,  Ecole de droit, Institut des Sciences Politiques (Paris)
  • Professor, GenevaM. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) (Geneva)


  • Arbitrator in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in well over 100 cases from 1980 to date;  president of tribunal and party-appointed, as well as solo, in arbitrations before all major international arbitral institutions and ad hoc
  • Counsel or advisor to counsel in international commercial arbitration
  • Expert Witness on International Arbitration Law, European Union Law, French Law, and German Law, before national courts and international tribunals


  • Chief Reporter, ALI Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial Arbitration
  • Observer (for American Arbitration Association) to UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor State Dispute Resolution Reform
  • Visiting Scholar, Commission of the European Union (Brussels)


  • Founding Member, Governing Board of International Court of Arbitration of the ICC
  • Former Member, Standing Committee of International Court of Arbitration of the ICC
  • Chair, Global Board of Advisers, New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
  • Council Member, American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Board member, Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)
  • Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA)
  • President of Board, Center for International Investment and Commercial Arbitration (Lahore, Pakistan)
  • President of Board, Thai Arbitration Center (Bangkok, Thailand)


  • Co-editor-in-chief, American Review of International Arbitration (2010 to date)
  • Member Board of Editors, Revue de l’Arbitrage (2008 to date)
  • Founder and Chair of the Board, Columbia Journal of European Law (1997 to date)

HIGHER EDUCATION and bar admission

  • JD Yale Law School (1971)
  • BA Yale University (1967)
  • Member of Bar of State of New York (1972)
  • Member of Bar of U.S. Supreme Court (1988)
  • admitted federal district courts for southern (1985) & eastern district of N.Y. (1991)


  • Twilight Issues in International Arbitration (Kluwer Pub., forthcoming 2022)
  • International Arbitration and its Autonomy (forthcoming 2022)
  • Nutshell on Investor State Law and Arbitration (West Pub., forthcoming 2022)
  • Nutshell on International Commercial Arbitration (West Pub. 2021)
  • Nutshell on Transnational Litigation (West Pub. 2021)
  • Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration (2d. ed., 2020)
  • International Arbitration and Private International law (General Course in Private International Law of Hague Academy of International Law, published in Recueil des cours of Academy) (2017)
  • Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts (Springer Pub. 2017)
  • UNCITRAL Guide to the New York Convention (co-authored with E. Gaillard) (2016)


  • Book Review, Konstanze von Papp 47 Eur. L. Rev. 144 (2022)
  • Res Judicata in International Arbitration, in Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (A. Bjorklund et al., eds., Cambridge U. Press. 2022)
  • After First Options: Delegation Run Amok, 32 Am Rev. Int’l Arb. 15 (2021)
  • Intersections between International Investment Arbitration and EU Law, in EU Investment Law and Arbitration, in International Arbitration & EU Law (N. Lavranos & J-RMata Dona, eds., Edward Elgar Pub. 2021)
  • The Future of International Commercial Arbitration, in Cambridge Companion to International Arbitration (Chin Leng Lim, ed., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2021)
  • Procedures for Enforcement of New York Convention Awards, in Autonomous versus Domestic Standards under the New York Convention 55 (Franco Ferrari & Friedrich Rosenfeld, eds., Wolters Kluwer 2021)
  • The Contribution of International Commercial to International Investment Arbitration, in International Investment Law: An Analysis of the Major Decisions (H. Ruiz-Fabri & E. Stoppioni, eds., Hart Pub. 2020)
  • Understanding ICSID Article 54, 35 ICSID Rev. 311 (2020)
  • The Self-Styled “Autonomy” of International Arbitration, 36 Arb. Int’l 221 (2020)
  • Rescuing the Federal Arbitration Act, 20 Ybk Priv. Int’l L. 15 (Otto Schmidt Pub., Swiss Institute of Comparative Law 2020)
  • Private international Law in International Arbitration, in Private International Law: Contemporary Challenges and Continuing Relevance (F. Ferrari & D. Fernandez-Arroyo, eds., Edward Elgar Pub. 2020)
  • Costs Allocation in International Arbitration: What Normative Source If Any?, in Finances in International Arbitration (S. Tung et al., eds., Wolters Kluwer Pub. 2020)
  • The Self-Styled “Autonomy” of International Arbitration, 36 Arb. Int’l 221 (2020)
  • The Mitsubishi case, in The Building of an Arbitration-Friendly Jurisdiction in Global Private International Law (H. Muir-Watt et al., eds., Edward Elgar Pub. 2019) (published in French as L’émergence de la faveur judiciaire à l’arbitrage, in Le tournant global en droit international privé (H. Muir-Watt et al, eds. 2020)
  • European Union Law and International Arbitration at a Crossroad, 42 Fordham Int’l L. J. 967 (2019)
  • Honoring the Parties’ Intent, 2019 International Chamber of Commerce Bulletin 1 (2019)
  • The Energy Charter Treaty and European Union Law, in International Arbitration in the Energy Sector (M. Scherer, ed., Oxford U. Press 2018)
  • What Does it Mean to be Pro-Arbitration?, 34 Arb. Int’l 341 (2018)
  • The Role of National Courts at the Threshold of Arbitration, 28 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 291 (2018)
  • European Union Law as a Jurisdictional and Substantive Defense in Investor-State Arbitration, in The Impact of EU Law on International Commercial Arbitration (F. Ferrari, ed., Juris Pub. 2017)
  • International Standards as a Choice of Law Option in International Arbitration, 27 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 423 (2017)
  • The Yukos Annulment: Answered and Unanswered Questions, 27 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 1 (2016)
  • Limits to Party Autonomy in Composition of the Arbitral Panel, in Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration 83 (F. Ferrari, ed., Juris Pub. 2016)
  • Jurisdiction in International Arbitration: Courts v. Arbitrators, in International Commercial Arbitration in New York (J. Carter & D. Lindsey, eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2d ed. 2016)
  • International Commercial Arbitration: Present Challenges and Future Prospects in International Arbitration (festschrift for John Beechey) (A. Carlevari et al., eds., ICC Pub. 2016)
  • Sounds and Silences: Case note on the Gazprom Judgment of the European Court of Justice, 22 Maastricht J. Eur. & Comp. L. 888 (2015)
  • International Commercial Arbitration: Past Present & Future (Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) (2015)
  • Navigating EU Law and the Law of International Arbitration, 28 Arb. Int’l 397 (2012)
  • Arbitrability Trouble, 23 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 367 (2012)
  • American Exceptionalism in International Arbitration, in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2011 (Arthur Rovine, ed., Martinus Nijhoff 2012)
  • The “Gateway” Problem in International Commercial Arbitration, 37 Yale J. Int’l L. 1 (2012)
  • The Prospects of Eco Swiss v. Benetton for International Commercial Arbitration, in The Practice of Arbitration (festschrift for van Houtte) (P. Wautelet et al., eds., Hart Pub. 2012)
  • Domesticating the New York Convention: The Impact of the Federal Arbitration Act, Comparative Perspectives on International Arbitration (Giuditta Cordero Moss, ed., Cambridge Univ. Press 2012); also in  2011 Jnt’l Disp. Settle’t 317 (2011)
  • Reconciling European Union Law Demands with the Demands of International Arbitration, in A Man for All Treaties (festschrift for J.C. Piris) (Jean Paul Jacqué et al., eds., Bruylant 2011); also in 34 Fordham Int’l L. J. 1193 (2011)
  • The Supreme Court Trilogy and its Impact on US Arbitration Law, 22 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 551 (2011)
  • The UK Supreme Court Speaks to International Arbitration: Learning from the Dallah Case, 22 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 1 (2011)
  • Mandatory Rules in International Commercial Arbitration, in Conflict of Laws in International Arbitration 325 (F. Ferrari & S. Kroll eds., Sellier Pub. 2010)
  • Restating the Law of International Commercial Arbitration, 42 N.Y.U. J. L. & Pol. 175 (2009)
  • Ascertaining the Parties’ Intentions in Arbitral Design, 113 Penn St. L. Rev. 993 (2009)


  • Doctor honoris causa
    • University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2004)
      Universitê de Versailles-St. Quentin, France (2011)
      Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Lima, Peru (2016)
      Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (2019)
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Foreign Law Association (2006)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Comparative Law (2016)
  • Tocqueville-Fulbright Distinguished Professorship (University of Paris I) (2006)
  • Recognition as leading international arbitrator: Chambers USA 2006 to date), Who’s Who Legal (2005 to date), Juris Guide to International Arbitrators (2001 to date)