Curriculum Vitae

Profession
Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

Employment History
Arbitrator and Mediator, 2001-present
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Partner, 1994-2001
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, International Counsel, 1990-1994
Gluck & Associates, 1985-1990
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, 1982-1985
Labaton Sucharow LLP, 1979-1982.

ADR Experience
Full-time independent ADR neutral since 2001. Appointed in more than 100 international and domestic cases of varying size and complexity (up to 9 figures), covering a broad legal spectrum, including: telecommunications, energy, mergers & acquisitions, business associations (corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures), finance (commercial/investment banking), accounting, intellectual property, franchise, licensing, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, employment, technology, sale of goods, real property, accounting, appraisal rights, corporate governance, class actions, construction, communication, information technology, maritime, valuations, insurance. Served as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator in cases under AAA, ICDR, ICC, CPR, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc arbitrations. Certified IMI Mediator. (For a representative list of ADR cases, see “Arbitration Experience” and “Mediation Experience”)

ADR Panels
Admitted as an ADR neutral on the following arbitration and/or mediation panels:

  • American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) — Arbitration Panels: Commercial; Large Complex Cases; Energy; Telecommunications. Mediation Panel
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”) — Arbitration and Mediation Panels; Energy Arbitrators List–global panel of energy industry arbitrators
  • CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (“CPR”) — Arbitration Panels: Distinguished Panel of Neutrals; International; Energy. Mediation Panel
  • International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”)(Listed on both United States and Canadian Panels)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”)
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (“VIAC”)
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York –Mediation
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York–Mediation
  • International Mediation Institute (“IMI”)

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Recent Publication: Great Expectations: Meeting the Challenge of a New Arbitration Paradigm , 23 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 231 (2012) –pdf

Numerous publications and speaking engagements in the United States and Europe on international business issues

Legal Experience
More than twenty years of broad corporate, commercial, finance and international legal experience in common law and civil law jurisdictions in the United States, Canada and Europe. Has had extensive involvement in a number of industries including airline, energy, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, media and telecommunications, retail, and utilities. Transactional experience includes:

Mergers and Acquisitions — private and public companies, including privatization of incumbent industries (airline, electric & gas utilities, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications).

Energy — development, acquisition and financing of energy projects (including electrical generating facilities and independent power plants), negotiation of electrical power purchase agreements, and oil & gas concession, exploration and joint operating agreement.

Telecommunications — acquisition and spin-off of regional and national telecommunication entities, including negotiations with governmental bodies; served as outside general counsel to an NYSE-listed telecommunications company.

Significant corporate/finance experience, including negotiation and drafting of partnership, joint venture, and shareholder agreements; concession and project finance agreements; complex international syndicated loan agreements; executive employment agreements; licensing, copyright and distribution agreements. Extensive experience with securities and capital markets (public and private offerings of debt/equity); private equity (represented both fund sponsors and investors).

Professional Associations
Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee)
American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
International Arbitration Club of New York
New York State Bar Association (Mediation and Arbitration Committees)

ADR Training
AAA/ICDR Panel Conference, 2016; ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference, 2016; 18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, 2015; LCIA Users Council Symposium, 2015; ICCA Miami 2014 Congress;  AAA The 31st Annual Joint Colloquium, NY, 2014; AAA Training-Managing the Arbitration Process Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; Annual College of Commercial Arbitration Conference, 2010-12, 2014; Annual ICC New York Conference, 2010-14;  IBA Annual Conference, 2010, 2012-13; AAA/ICDR Arbitration Training, 2009-10; CPR Annual Meeting, 2006-2011, 2016; ICDR/AIPN, Dispute Resolution in the Oil & Gas Business, 2010; US District Court (SDNY) Mediation Training, 2010; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2009; AAA/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2008, 2011, 2014; ICC Arbitration Today: Bridging the Cultural Gap in International Arbitration 2008; ICDR/ICC, The Current State of International Arbitration and a Vision of the Future, 2008; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, 2007; CPR Ethics Training for Arbitrators and Mediators, 2007; ICDR The Common Law/Civil Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them, 2006; CPR Training and Certificate in Mediation, 2006; ICDR International Arbitrator Training, 2005.

Professional Licenses
Admitted to the Bar, New York, 1981
Admitted U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern Districts of New York) 1982
Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario, Canada, 1979.

Education
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (J.D., Law Review-1977)
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (A.M., International Affairs-1974)
York University (B.A., Honors, first class-1973)
Recipient of the ITT International Fellowship, representing Canada (1973).

Languages
English, Hungarian

Citizenship
United States of America, Canada