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


David Huebner has more than 30 years’ experience as an arbitrator and advocate in international, investment, and complex commercial arbitrations. He is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, has been designated a Chartered Arbitrator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has been named to numerous distinguished practitioner lists, including SVAMC’s “Tech List” of the world’s most accomplished technology neutrals.

He has particular expertise in technology, life sciences, investment, and energy 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 been based for extended periods in Tokyo, Shanghai, London, and New York.

His diverse background informs his approach to decision-making, process, and efficiency. In addition to having practiced 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

  • On 30 Sept. 2019, Amb. Huebner spoke on arbitration of cross-border technology and entertainment disputes during the California Lawyers Association’s annual “A Week in Legal London” program.
  • On 22 Oct. 2019, Amb. Huebner spoke on hot topics in arbitration at a CIArb reception for the legal community in Seattle.
  • On 6-7 Nov. 2019, Amb. Huebner taught a CIArb advanced international arbitration course in Bermuda.
  • On 24-26 Feb. 2020, Amb. Huebner will teach a CIArb advanced international arbitration course immediately before the CPR annual conference in St. Petersburg.
  • On 26 March through 5 April 2020, Amb. Huebner will serve as a resident tutor for the CIArb’s Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration course in Kuala Lumpur.