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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 IP adviser to a member of Japan’s National Diet.

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • In April 2019, Amb. Huebner was elected chair of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • In April 2019, Amb. Huebner was elected a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.
  • On 28 June 2019, Amb. Huebner spoke on arbitrating technology and other IP disputes in China at the BAC/BIAC Summit in San Francisco.
  • On 19 Sept. 2019, Amb. Huebner will be speaking at the 7th Annual Toronto Symposium, on judicial treatment of arbitral awards.
  • On 20-22 Sept. 2019, Amb. Huebner will be teaching a CIArb advanced international arbitration course in Toronto.
  • On 30 Sept. 2019, Amb. Huebner will be speaking on arbitration of cross-border technology and entertainment disputes during the California Lawyers Association’s annual “A Week in Legal London” program.