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Amb. (r.) David Huebner, C.Arb


David Huebner has more than 25 years’ experience as an arbitrator and advocate in international, investment, and complex commercial arbitrations. He has particular expertise in technology and life sciences disputes but has handled matters across a wide range of industry sectors, legal issues, and geographic regions. Currently resident in California, he hears cases internationally 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 law office 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

  • Effective 25 April 2019, Amb. Huebner was elected chair of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • From 25 May to 2 June 2019, Amb. Huebner will be teaching the Chartered Institute’s Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration course in Singapore.
  • On 7-9 June 2019, Amb. Huebner will be teaching a CIArb advanced international arbitration course in Los Angeles.
  • On 28 June 2019, Amb. Huebner will be speaking on arbitrating technology and other IP disputes at the BIAC Summit in San Francisco.
  • On 20-22 June 2019, Amb. Huebner will be teaching a CIArb advanced international course in Toronto.
  • On 23-30 September, Amb. Huebner will be in London for several speaking engagements.