Robert Davidson is the Executive Director and Head of Arbitration at JAMS. One of the most experienced arbitrators in the world, Mr. Davidson is the highest ranking arbitrator at JAMS.
In the area of Energy, Mr. Davidson has handled major disputes both within America and around the world including: Oil exploration and revenue sharing disputes in the United States; Damages arising out of the ‘Deepwater Horizon’ oil rig disaster in the United States; Disputes arising out of the Enron Energy bankruptcy in the United States; Multiple oil and gas disputes in Latin America; Wind turbine ICDR disputes in India; Issues from the Iran-US claims tribunal arising out of Iranian government nationalizing US energy companies. In Sino-American matters, Mr. Davidson has handled major disputes including: CIETAC rules involving a Chinese tire manufacture and US distributor; HKIAC rules involving a Chinese investment fund and US based financial institution.
Robert B. Davidson, Esq., FCIArb is a full-time arbitrator and mediator, and the Executive Director of JAMS Arbitration Practice. He has sat in over 150 domestic and international arbitrations as sole arbitrator and as a member of tripartite panels in both institutional and ad hoc settings. Cases arbitrated have involved complex commercial and financial business issues, including contract actions, disputes under APA and SPA agreements, construction, insurance and reinsurance claims, oil and gas disputes, securities, tax, real estate, intellectual property, pharmaceutical licensing disputes, employment disputes, and sports matters.
Over the course of his career as a litigation partner at a major international law firm, Mr. Davidson acted as counsel for clients in numerous arbitrations involving a variety of disputes, including serving as lead counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, including 11 cases before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal (more than any other lawyer), cases before the U.N. Compensation Commission (established to determine claims against Iraq arising out of the first Gulf war), cases before domestic panels, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, and ad hoc panels.
Mr. Davidson has also mediated numerous commercial disputes involving securities, intellectual property, tax, employment, construction, real estate, aircraft leasing, and other commercial matters.