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Click here to enlarge.   Donald Francis DONOVAN IAI Member   
Debevoise & Plimpton
919 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
USA
Tel: +1.212.909.6233
Fax: +1.212.909.6836
dfdonovan@debevoise.com
http://www.debevoise.com

 
 
Languages   English (native); Spanish (knowledge)
   
Nationality   USA
   
Bar Admission   New York - 1983
   
Education   Stanford Law School (JD - 1981); University of Virginia, Charlottesville (BA - 1977)
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Chair or member of the tribunal in numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the aegis of the ICC and AAA
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of major arbitral institutions, including ICSID, ICC, AAA (in particular, longterm concessions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, distribution agreements, and reinsurance coverage matters); proceedings before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals
   
Awards  
Rendered  
• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/3, The Rompetrol Group N.V. v. Romania, Award, 6 May 2013, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/07/29, SGS Société Générale v. The Republic of Paraguay, Award, 10 Feb 2012 (full text ITA English) (full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/3, The Rompetrol Group NV v. Romania, Award, 14 Jan 2010 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/06/3, The Rompetrol Group NV v. Romania, Decision on Jurisdiction and Admissibility, 18 Apr 2008 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
Numerous articles on international arbitration, including:

• "Allocation of Costs," in Building International Investment Law – The First 50 Years of ICSID 555 (M. Kinnear et al. eds., Kluwer, 2015)

• "The Transnational Advocate," Arbitration Advocacy in Changing Times, ICCA Congress Series No 15 at 3 (Kluwer 2011)

• "Obtaining Evidence for Use in International Arbitrations Through United States Courts," The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2011, at 17 (with C.M. Amirfar and D.W. Rivkin)

• "The Relevance (or Lack Thereof) of the Notion of 'Mandatory Rules of Law' to Investment Treaty Arbitration," 18(1-2) Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 205 (2007, published in 2008)

• "Arbitrating Mass Claims," 16 ICSID Rev. – Foreign Inv. L.J. 25 (Spring 2001)

• "Enforcement of Arbitration and Forum Selection Clauses," in Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (West 1995 $ Supp. 2000)

• "United States," in International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer, 1999)

• "Powers of Arbitrators to Issue Procedural Orders," 10(1) ICC Bull., 57 (1999)

• "Brief of Amici Curiae in the United States Supreme Court in Karadzic v. Kadic," 30 Hastings Int'l $ Comp. L. Rev. 683 (1997)

• "International Commercial Arbitration and Public Policy," 27 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. $ Politics 645 (1995)
   
Other  
Connections  
with France  
Chair, Arbitration Committee, US Council on International Business (US National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration)
   

 
   
 
 
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