David Roney is a partner in Sidley's Geneva office and a member of the firm's international arbitration practice. He has more than 20 years of experience as an advocate in a broad range of complex disputes around the world.
Mr Roney has acted as counsel before international arbitral tribunals in commercial and investment disputes involving many different sectors and activities, including construction, infrastructure and energy projects, technology co-development agreements, intellectual property licensing, manufacturing agreements, distribution and sales contracts, share purchase and asset purchase transactions, international joint ventures, sponsorship arrangements and sports. He has represented a diverse group of clients before many of the major international arbitral institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Swiss Chambers of Commerce (Swiss Rules). These disputes have involved a host of different applicable laws and places of arbitration ranging from London to Stockholm to Hong Kong.
In addition, he has served as chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations under the ICC Rules, the SCC Rules and the Swiss Rules, and in ad hoc arbitration.
Mr Roney is co-founder and chair of the executive committee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA). He is currently leading a pro bono engagement with the USAID/Mongolia Business Plus Initiative to support the Mongolian Ministry of Justice in the development of a new state-of-the-art arbitration law for the country. Among other engagements, Mr Roney is also a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) users council, co-chair of the ICC commission on arbitration task force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958, and a member of the ICC Canada arbitration committee. He speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration topics.
Mr Roney received his JD from the University of Toronto and his BA (with distinction) from Queen’s University. He is qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada, and as a solicitor in England and Wales.
WWL says: David Roney "provides that edge you are looking for at the top of the commercial arbitration market; he is brilliant regarding commercially sensitive proceedings."
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