Grant Hanessian heads Baker & McKenzie’s international arbitration practice group in North America. He served as global co-chair of its international arbitration practice group (2009-2015) and as chair of its New York litigation department (2003-2012). Mr Hanessian has more than 25 years' experience as counsel and arbitrator in disputes concerning investment, energy, construction, commodities, financial services, intellectual property and other matters.
Mr Hanessian is alternate US member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; vice chairman of the arbitration and ADR committee of the US committee of the ICC; and US vice president of the LCIA North American user's council. He is a member of the ICC commission on arbitration; the ICC task force on financial institutions and international arbitration (co-leader of investment arbitration working group); the AAA-ICDR international advisory committee and its advisory committee on Brazil; the NYSBA task force on international arbitration; the International Arbitration Club of New York; the Spanish Arbitration Club; and the SIAC Users Council. He is also a founding board member of the New York International Arbitration Center.
He is editor of ICDR Awards and Commentaries, Vol I (Juris, 2012) and Vol II (Juris, forthcoming 2016), and co-editor of International Arbitration Checklists (Juris, third edition, 2016), Gulf War Claims Reporter (ILI/Kluwer, 1998) and Baker & McKenzie’s International Litigation & Arbitration Newsletter.
Mr Hanessian is recommended by Chambers Global and Chambers USA (described as “very experienced, hugely knowledgeable and effective”), The Legal 500 (“a great practitioner” with a “strong commercial profile,” and “powerful advocate for clients”), PLC’s Which Lawyer?, Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Arbitration and Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners in International Arbitration (“Best of the Best" in international commercial arbitration).
WWL says: Grant Hanessian was praised as "excellent in presenting issues succintly" and he garnered votes from clients and peers worldwide.
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