Douglas Reichert began his three-decade career in international adjudication by spending two years on legal staff of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague (1986–1987). This was followed by appointment as registrar of the Egypt–Israel Arbitration Tribunal in Geneva (1987–1989) and several years in private practice with a Geneva law firm.
For the past 20-plus years Douglas Reichert has been working independently as an international arbitrator, appointed to administered panels (ICC, LCIA, Swiss Chambers) and ad hoc panels (UNCITRAL Rules), with matters coming from all regions and continents (except Antarctica). Cases have been conducted in English and French; governing laws have come from common law, civil law and Islamic law contexts; and arbitrating parties have ranged from individuals and closely held companies to state enterprises, multinational corporations, and sovereigns. Sectors have involved construction, engineering and infrastructure projects, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, shipping, commodities, intellectual property, tourism and sport.
Mr Reichert has instructed courses at the University of Geneva (Anglo-American law (in French) and French–English legal translation) and lectured on American law at the University of Zurich. At the United Nations, he has provided consultancy services for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and served as the US member of the Kuwait–US Bilateral Commission in connection with the United Nations Compensation Commission.
Mr Reichert joined the California Bar in 1985 after studying law at the University of California at Berkeley, and currently serves on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and on the board of directors of the International Wine Law Association.
WWL says: Douglas Reichert is held in high esteem for his longstanding expertise in complex dispute resolution across a variety of jurisdictions.
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