Arnold & Porter
Anton Ware is a partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Recognized as a "future leader" in the field of international arbitration, he acts as counsel and advocate for private sector companies, sovereign states, and government-owned entities in commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings around the world, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Ware is "a widely acclaimed advocate" (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, Future Leaders 2018) who clients praise for his "skills as a presenter and cross examiner" during arbitration hearings and for his client service (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, Future Leaders 2017). Based in Shanghai, China, he speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese and is skilled in handling disputes involving Chinese parties. He regularly advises companies regarding investor protections for Belt and Road Initiative projects, and recently was appointed as an Ambassador of the ICC Commission on the Belt and Road Initiative. Mr. Ware is also listed on the List of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Panel of International Arbitrators of KCAB International, and the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA). Mr. Ware earned his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, who at the time was a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is now a US Supreme Court Justice.