Christopher Tahbaz is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton. He is a litigator and arbitrator with a broad range of US and international experience, and currently serves as Debevoise’s co-chair of Asian litigation.
Mr Tahbaz regularly represents US and Asia-based multinational corporations in commercial arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration and other arbitral institutions. A member of the New York State bar, Mr Tahbaz has appeared in numerous trial and appellate courts throughout the US federal and New York State court systems, including in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Mr Tahbaz also regularly serves as arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), UNCITRAL, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)/American Arbitration Association and ICC rules, and he is included in the HKIAC’s List of Arbitrators, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators, and the ICDR Roster of Neutrals.
Mr Tahbaz received his BA from Columbia University in 1986 and his JD from Columbia Law School in 1990, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and served as articles editor of the Columbia Law Review.