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David Roney is a partner and global co-head of Sidley Austin LLP’s international arbitration group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. With more than 25 years of experience, he has acted as counsel in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations involving a broad range of industry sectors, business transactions, governing laws and places of arbitration. In addition, David has served as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations under the major institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules.
David features prominently in the international arbitration rankings of the leading legal directories, with clients reporting that he ‘provides that edge you are looking for at the top of the arbitration market; he is brilliant regarding commercially sensitive proceedings’. David is ‘lauded by clients for his “detailed preparation” of cases and “hands-on” approach’ and ‘his skill in cross-examination is also singled out for praise’.
David is co-founder and president of the board of trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy. In that capacity, he has provided training in the examination and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses to hundreds of international arbitration practitioners around the world. He is also a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre, a member of the Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, co-chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration Task Force on the New York Convention, and an adjunct faculty member at the MIDS – Geneva LLM in international dispute settlement offered by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration topics.
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