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Click here to enlarge.   Robert H. SMIT IAI Member   
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
USA
Tel: +1.212.455.7325
Fax: +1.212.455.2502
rsmit@stblaw.com
http://www.stblaw.com

 
 
Languages   English (native); French, Dutch (fluent)
   
Nationality   USA, The Netherlands
   
Bar Admission   New York - 1986
Various US District Courts
   
Education   Columbia University School of Law (JD - 1986); University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne (DEA droit des affaires - 1986); Cornell University (BA - 1981)
   
Academic  
Position  
Visiting Associate Professor (Business Law) - Université de Paris I (1987–88)
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in several domestic and international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the Rules of the ICC
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (project finance, joint ventures, insurance, and general contract disputes)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
• Comparison of International Arbitration Rules 4th Ed.(Juris Publishing, 2013)(with P.C. Thomas, T. Robinson, E. Lindsay)

• Comparison of International Arbitration Rules (Juris Publishing, 2002)(with C.K. Harper, P.C. Thomas, J.J. Kerr, Jr. and E.A. Fuertsman)

• A Comparison of International Commercial Arbitration Rules (Juris Publishing/Sweet & Maxwell, 1998)

Numerous articles on international arbitration including:

• "The Future of Science and Technology In International Arbitration: The Next Thirty Years," in The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration 365 (S. Brekoulakis, J. Lew, L. Mistelis eds., Kluwer, 2016)

• "Enforcement by U.S. Courts of International Arbitration Interim Orders and Awards under the New York Convention: Publicis Communication v. True North Communications Inc.," in Post Hearing Issues in International Arbitration (D. Bray and H.L. Bray eds., Juris, 2013) (with Emma Lindsay)

• "Obtaining Preliminary Relief," in International Commercial Arbitration in New York 249 (J. Carter & J. Fellas eds., OUP, 2010) (with T. Robinson)

• "Cost Awards in International Commercial Arbitration: Proposed Guidelines for Promoting Time and Cost Efficiency," 20(3), Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 267 (2009, published in 2010) (with T.B. Robinson)

• "Towards Greater Efficiency in Document Production before Arbitral Tribunals—A North American Viewpoint," in Document Production in International Arbitration 93 (ICC Pub., 2006)

• "The Newly Revised CPR Rules for Non Administered Arbitration of International Disputes," 18(1) J. Int’l Arb. 59 (2001)

• "Andersen v. Andersen: The Claimants' Perspective," 10(4) Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 443 (1999)

• "General Commentary on the WIPO Arbitration Rules, Recommended Clauses, General Provisions and the WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules," 9 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 3 (1998)

• "International Arbitration of Infrastructure Project Disputes and the Enforcement Regime Under the New York Convention," presented at the 2nd Latin American Regional Conference of the IBA Section on Business Law, 1998

• "International Fast-Track Commercial Arbitration in the United States and Canada," Comp. L. Y.B. for International Business/Special Issue on Dispute Resolution Methods 434 (1995)

• "An Inside View of the ICC Court," 10(1) Arb. Int’l 53 (1994)
   
Other  
Connections  
with France  
Lawyer Intern, ICC Court of International Arbitration (1992)
   

 
   
 
 
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