David Roney is a partner with Sidley Austin LLP’s International Arbitration Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. With more than 20 years of experience, he has acted as counsel in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations involving a broad range of different industry sectors, business transactions, governing laws and places of arbitration. Recent representative cases include:
•Acting for one of the world’s largest nuclear energy companies in securing an arbitral award of approximately EUR 600 million and successfully defending against approximately EUR 130 million in counterclaims in a complex ICC arbitration relating to the cancellation of a nuclear power plant project.
•Successfully representing a major European semiconductor company in an ICC arbitration relating to a US$143 million purchase price dispute arising out of the wind-up of a semiconductor joint venture.
In addition, David has served as chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations under the auspices of the major institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules.
David is Co-Founder and President of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA). In that capacity, he has provided training in the examination of fact and expert witnesses to hundreds of international arbitration practitioners around the world. David has also recently provided pro-bono technical support to the Mongolian Ministry of Justice in the development of a new state-of-the-art arbitration law that was enacted in January 2017. He is a Member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, Member of the Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Co -Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration Task Force on the New York Convention, and Adjunct Faculty Member at the MIDS – Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement. He speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration topics.