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Amb. (ret.) DAVID HUEBNER, C.Arb, FCIArb, FCollArb


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 professional background informs his approach to decision-making, process, and efficiency. In addition to practicing law as a partner in firms in the AmLaw 100, he has served as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, founding chief representative of a law office in China, chair and CEO of an international law firm, chair of the California Law Revision Commission, and IP adviser to a member of Japan’s National Diet.

Amb. Huebner has extensive experience conducting remote hearings and mediation sessions and is fluent in Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and similar platforms.

Recent News & Upcoming Events

  • On 5-6 May 2021, Amb. Huebner will tutor sessions of the ABA International Law Section’s International Arbitration Skills Masterclass.
  • On 2 June 2021, Amb. Huebner will speak on collaborative solutions for resolving cross-border disputes, on a JAMS/SIAC webinar on managing conflict in the Asia Pacific Region.
  • On 18 August 2021, Amb. Huebner will speak on the future of U.S.-China dispute resolution, on a webinar co-organized by JAMS, HKIAC, and SIAC.
  • Click the Lectures & Publications tab above for a list of Amb. Huebner’s recent appearances and writings on arbitration and other dispute resolution topics.