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.
David 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) 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, David 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.
David is co-founder and chair of the executive committee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA). In that capacity, he has provided training in the examination and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses to hundreds of international arbitration practitioners around the world. He speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration topics.
David received his JD from the University of Toronto and his BA (with distinction) from Queen’s University.
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