David P 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 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) 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 Vienna to the Philippines.
In addition, he has served as chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in more than 20 international arbitrations under the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce 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). Among other engagements, he is also a 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 executive of the ICC Canada arbitration committee. He speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration topics.
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