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Robert Hunter has over 20 years' experience of conducting international arbitrations. He specialises in disputes concerning foreign direct investment, concessions, projects and corporate transactions and heads the Hogan Lovells' "Investment Protection and Treaty Arbitration" sub-practice. He both acts as counsel and sits as an arbitrator. Robert has been based in Frankfurt since 2000 following substantial periods in London and New York. His team combines common law, civil law and international law expertise and is able to conduct international arbitrations all over the world. He is listed in the Global Arbitration Review's Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration 2010 as "highly rated", in the Legal 500 2009 as a "European Legal Expert for international arbitration" and in the JUVE Handbook 2009/2010 as "one of the leading names in international arbitration". Robert has a pre-eminent practice in Germany in the area of investment treaty arbitration: two of the cases in which he acted as lead counsel were listed in the American Lawyer's 2009 "Scorecard" of the 100 largest investment treaty arbitrations worldwide with a combined value in dispute of US$2 billion and he is described by JUVE as having "outstanding expertise in the specialist area [of investment treaty arbitration] and well-established contacts to state institutions". Robert is a solicitor-advocate of England and Wales and admitted to the Frankfurt bar as a European lawyer. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a CEDR-accredited mediator and a member of the Arbitration Commission of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and of the International Law Association. Robert was instrumental in establishing the cooperation agreement between ICSID and the Frankfurt International Arbitration Center. He is currently leading a working group of an investment law committee of the German branch of the International Law Association reporting on the subject of nationality and a member of an ICC working party on arbitrations with states.In December 2009 he organised alongside the German government, the Confederation of German Industry and two leading German universities a large and seminal Conference on current policy issues affecting global investment protection, attracting 300 delegates from 40 states including 70 representatives of governments and NGOs (details at www.50yearsofbits.com).
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