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Ambassador (r.) David Huebner

Independent Arbitrator

David Huebner is an independent arbitrator with more than 25 years of experience as a neutral or an advocate in international, investment, and complex commercial disputes. He has handled matters across a wide range of industry sectors, legal issues, and geographic regions, and has in the past been based for extended periods in Tokyo, Shanghai, and New York.

His diverse professional background informs his approach to decision-making, process, and efficiency. In addition to practicing law at large firms, he has served as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, founding chief representative of a partnership in China, chairman of an international law firm, chairman of the California Law Revision Commission, and adviser to a member of Japan’s National Diet.

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • On 2 April 2017, Amb. Huebner chaired the tribunal in the final round of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, in Hong Kong.
  • On 9 June 2017, Amb. Huebner gave a featured address on new developments in international arbitration at the Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce, in New York.
  • On 20 June 2017, Amb. Huebner spoke on cyber security, cyber war norms under international law, and implications for private sector operation and disputes, in a Law & Forensics webinar.
  • On 26-29 July 2017, Amb. Huebner will be lecturing at the 2nd Annual Advanced Arbitration Academy, USC Gould School of Law.