Benno Kimmelman is co-leader of the firm’s global international arbitration practice. He acts as lead counsel in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes under all the major international arbitration rules and serves as an arbitrator in international and domestic disputes. He also represents parties involved in litigation in aid of the arbitration process, such as compelling parties to arbitrate and enforcing arbitration awards.
Benno is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international commercial arbitration and international litigation; he is also an adviser to the American Law Institute project on the Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial Arbitration.
Benno serves as a director of SICANA, Inc (the US affiliate of the ICC International Court of Arbitration) and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). He is a member of the ICC commission on arbitration and the ICC Latin American arbitration group. Benno also is a member of the executive advisory committee for the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. He is former chair of the international commercial disputes committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and of the arbitration committee of the United States Council for International Business (the ICC national committee for the United States).
Benno received his JD from Yale Law School and his BA from Yale University. His admissions include the US Supreme Court, various court of appeals, various district courts, New Jersey and New York.
WWL says: Benno Kimmelman is a "formidable counsel in both arbitration and litigation proceedings" and is also praised for his work as arbitrator.
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