Robert Davidson is a retired senior litigation partner of a major international law firm and the executive director of JAMS’s arbitration practice. He has been practising full-time as an arbitrator since 2004. He is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading international arbitrators and has been consistently ranked as such (Tier 1) in Chambers USA and Chambers Global.
Mr Davidson has acted as sole arbitrator, chairman or member of a tripartite panel in numerous international arbitrations conducted under the rules of various institutions including the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce, JAMS International, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (American Arbitration Association). He has also sat in ad hoc cases conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Columbia School of Law, he specialises in complex commercial cases that include, among others, IP disputes, construction matters and insurance coverage disputes.