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Click here to enlarge.   John M. TOWNSEND IAI Member   
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
1775 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-2401
Tel: +1.202.721.4640
Fax: +1.202.721.4646

Languages   English (native); French (fluent)
Nationality   USA
Bar Admission   New York - 1972
District of Columbia - 1990
US Supreme Court - 1975
Various US District and Circuit Courts
Education   Yale Law School (JD - 1971); Yale University (BA - 1968)
as Arbitrator  
Chair, Sole arbitrator, and member of the tribunal in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the Rules of the AAA, ICC, CPR, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, ICSID and UNCITRAL; Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators 2008-2016
as Counsel  
International commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the AAA, ICC, CPR, NAI, and SCC; arbitration-related proceedings and other litigation before US courts
• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/20, Garanti Koza LLP v. Turkmenistan, Award 19 Dec. 2016 (full text ITA)

• UNCITRAL Case, Flemingo DutyFree Shop Private Limited v. the Republic of Poland, Award, 12 Aug. 2016 (full text (redacted) ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/8, Poštová banka, a.s. and ISTROKAPITAL SE v. Hellenic Republic, Award, 9 Apr. 2015, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/3, Metal-Tech Ltd. v. Republic of Uzbekistan, Award, 4 Oct. 2013 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/20, Garanti Koza LLP v. Turkmenistan, Decision on the Objection to Jurisdiction for Lack of Consent, 3 Jul. 2013 (full text ITA)
Relating to  
• "Book Review to 'International Commercial Arbitration' (2nd ed.) by G. Born," 31(4) Arb. Int'l 534 (2015)

• "Protection of Communications with Company Lawyers: The Last Gap in the Common Law - Civil Law Divide in Arbitration," in Festschrift for Siegfried H. Elsing on His 65th Birthday (W.F. Ebke, D. Olzen, O. Sandrock eds., R&W Fachmedien Recht und Wirtschaft, 2015)

• "When the BIT hits the FAA: U.S. Courts Confront Conditions Precedent in Bilateral Investment Treaties," in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation – The Fordham Papers (A.W. Rovine, B. Nijhoff eds., 2014)

• "The Rise and Fall of Class Arbitration," in AAA Yearbook on Arbitration & the Law (S.K. Huber, B.H. Sheppard Jr., Juris Publishing Inc., 23rd ed., 2011)

• "Promoting Peace Before Conflict: Integrating Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution into Arbitration Process," in Arbitration Advocacy in Changing Times, ICCA Congress Series No. 15, at 27 (Kluwer, 2011)

• "Arbitrating US Antitrust Law in Pharmaceuticals Markets," in EC and US Antitrust Arbitration 1483 (G. Blanke and P. Landolt eds., Kluwer/Aspen, 2011) (with R. Reznick)

• "The New Bahrain Arbitration Law and the Bahrain 'Free Arbitration Zone', " 65(1) Dispute Res. J. 74 (2010)

• "Crossing the Hot Tub: Examining Adverse Expert Witnesses in International Arbitration," in Take the Witness 161 (L.W. Newman and B.H. Sheppard, Jr. eds., Juris Publishing, 2010)

• "Extending an Arbitration Clause to a Non-Signatory Claimant Or a Non-Signatory Defendant: Does it Make a Difference?," in Multiparty Arbitration 111 (B. Hanotiau and E.A. Schwartz eds., ICC Pub. No. 701, 2010)

• "Non-Signatories in International Arbitration – An American Perspective," in International Arbitration 2006: Back to Basics, ICCA Congress Series No. 13, at 359 (Kluwer, 2007)

• "Holding the Fort Until the Arbitrators Are Appointed: The New ICDR International Emergency Rule," 61(2) Dispute Res. J. 74 (2006) (with B.H. Sheppard, Jr.)

• "Arbitrator Neutrality and Disclosure: The End of the 'American Problem,'" 3 J. Int’l Dispute Res. – IDR 98 (2005)

• "Clash and Convergence on Ethical Issues in International Arbitration," 36(1) Inter-American L. Rev. 1 (2004)

• "Revised Code of Ethics for Commercial Arbitrators Explained," 59(1) Dispute Res. J. 10 (2004) (with B. Meyerson)

• "Commentary on the July 2003 Revisions to the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules," 58(4) Dispute Res. J. 8 (2003/2004) (with P.D. Friedland)

• "Drafting Arbitration Clauses: Avoiding the 7 Deadly Sins," 58(1) Dispute Res. J. 1 (2003)

• "Bridging the Common Law – Civil Law Gap in Arbitration," 18(1) Arb. Int’l 59 (2002) (with S.H. Elsing)

• "Recent Developments in NAFTA Arbitration," ADR Currents, Sept.-Nov. 2001

• "Obtaining A Preliminary Injunction In Aid Of Arbitration," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Aug. 1999

• "Commercial Arbitration in the United States: The Legal Structure," in Commercial Mediation and Arbitration in the NAFTA Countries 49 (L.M. Diaz ed., JurisNet, 1999)

• "Nonsignatories and Arbitration: Agency, Alter Ego, and Other Identity Issues," ADR Currents, Sept. 1998
with France  
Practiced in Paris (1973-74 and 1980-81)

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