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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 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, chairman and CEO of an international law firm, chairman 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 30 June 2020, Amb. Huebner spoke on dispute resolution and recent developments in tech-heavy sectors of the entertainment and media industry, for the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
  • On 29 July 2020, Amb. Huebner spoke on the future of U.S.-China commercial dispute resolution, in a webinar presented by USC & JAMS.
  • On 19 September 2020, Amb. Huebner delivered a lecture on state court intervention in arbitration, during the Chartered Institute’s annual Oxford Diploma course in London.
  • On 30 September 2020, Amb. Huebner spoke on transparency in arbitration as featured speaker in Delos Dispute Resolution’s Tagtime webinar series.
  • On 1 October 2020, Amb. Huebner spoke on the next generation of tech industry disputes, in a webinar sponsored by the Chartered Institute’s North America Branch.