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Click here to enlarge.   George A. BERMANN IAI Member   
Columbia University School of Law
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
USA
Tel: +1.212.854.4258
Fax: +1.212.854.7946
gbermann@law.columbia.edu

 
 
Languages   English (native); French, German, Spanish (fluent)
   
Nationality   USA
   
Bar Admission   New York - 1972
Federal District Courts (SDNY and EDNY) - 1980
US Supreme Court - 1992
   
Education   Columbia Law School (LLM - 1975); Yale Law School (JD - 1971); Yale College (BA - 1967)
   
Academic  
Position  
Beekman Professor of Law - Columbia University School of Law; Director, European Legal Studies Center, Columbia University
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Chair or member of the tribunal in numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the aegis of the ICC and AAA
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Adviser to counsel in ICC arbitration proceedings (state concessions, state contracts, and expropriation matters); adviser to US Government in NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitrations; former counsel in ad hoc international arbitration proceedings at New York-based international law firm
   
Awards  
Rendered  
• Blue Bank International & Trust (Barbados) Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, ICSID Case No. ARB 12/20, Award, 26 Apr. 2017, (full text ITA)

• ICC Case No. 5073, US exporter v. Argentine Distributor, Partial Award of 1986 (excerpts Kluwer)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
• Cases and Materials on Transnational Litigation and Arbitration (West, 2002)

• Co-editor, Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration (Juris Publishing, 2011) (with L. Mistelis)

Numerous articles, including:

• " The Role of National Courts at the Threshold of Arbitration," in The Powers and Duties of an Arbitrator: Liber Amicorum Pierre A. Karrer 39 (P. Shaughnessy and S. Tung eds., Kluwer, 2017)

• "'International Standards' as a choice of Law Option in International Commercial Arbitration," in Liber Amicorum en l’honneur de William Laurence Craig 17 (LexisNexis, 2016)

• "International Commercial Arbitration: Present Challenges and Future Prospects ," in International Arbitration Under Review - Essays in Honour of John Beechey 59 (A. Carlevaris, L. Levy, A. Mourre, E.A. Schwartz eds., ICC Pub. No. 772E, 2015)

• "The European Law Institute: a Transatlantic Perspective," in Mélanges en l'honneur du Professeur Bernard Audit, Les relations privées internationales 81 (L. d'Avout, D. Bureau, H. Muir-Watt eds., LGDJ, 2014)

• "Navigating EU Law and the Law of International Arbitration," 28(3) Arb. Int’l 397 (2012)

• "The Prospects of 'Eco Swiss v. Benetton' for International Commercial Arbitration - A Comment on Eco Swiss V. Benetton," in Essays in Honour of Hans Van Houtte 305 (P. Wautelet, T. Kruger & G. Coppens eds., Hart Publishing, 2012)

• "The Supreme Court Trilogy and Its Impact on U.S. Arbitration Law," 22(3) Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 551 (2011)

• "The UK Supreme Court Speaks to International Arbitration: Learning from the Dallah Case," 22(1) Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 1 (2011)

• "Mandatory rules of law in international arbitration," in Conflict of Laws in International Arbitration 325 (F. Ferrari & S. Kroll eds., Sellier International Publishers, 2010)

• "Provisional Relief in Transnational Litigation," 35 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 553 (1997)

• "Jurisdiction: Courts vs. Arbitrators," in International Commercial Arbitration in New York 135 (J. Carter & J. Fellas eds., OUP, 2010)

• "Competence to Set Aside an Award and Procedural Grounds for Refusing Enforcement: The Viewpoint and Role of the Arbitration Law Expert," in Ius Arbitrale Internationale – Essays in Honor of Hans Smit, 3 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 93 (1992)
   

 
   
 
 
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