Philip D. O’Neill Jr.
Arbitration office of Philip D. O’Neill, Boston, MA (Massachusetts), US (United States)
ADR Certified Designation : Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb), FCIArb
VanIAC Panel(s) : International Arbitration
Practice Areas : Corporate Commercial, Energy, Entertainment, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Life Sciences (Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices), Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures, Technology, Transportation
Philip O’Neill’s international practice ranged from general corporate work to dispute resolution. Primarily, Philip O’Neill was engaged in litigation/arbitration as a trial attorney and arbitrator for over 30 years, with approximately equal experience in international and domestic arbitration and litigation involving complex business disputes (70%). He acted as outside general counsel to a number of American and foreign clients in connection with projects in the U.S. and around the world, including joint ventures and private equity investments. Phil’s international general counsel practice involved matters/issues in as many as 45-50 countries per year. He also represented both U.S. and foreign companies in cross-border and domestic arbitration as well as litigation matters in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years. His experience as advocate or arbitrator included international commercial disputes involving energy supply, joint ventures, distribution, health care, life sciences, telecom, valuation and transfer pricing, as well as patent royalty and other intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing matters.
- Phil provided post 9/11 guidance to the Chairman of the largest Arab bank on anti-terrorist finance issues.
- He served as International Special Counsel to a NYSE listed company on joint ventures.
- He acted as International General Counsel on joint ventures and related industrial projects for Middle Eastern strategic financial partners and American technology partners.
- He served as International General Counsel to a Middle Eastern-financed offshore collective investment fund through special purpose corporations for U.S., European, North African and Middle Eastern investments.
Phil O’Neill is a very experienced international arbitrator and is on panels or listed by arbitral institutions globally, including the American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, WIPO, the London Court of International Arbitration, CIETAC and the Singapore, SHIAC, SIAC, AIAC and Hong Kong Arbitration Centers. Phil is a chartered arbitrator and a fellow in both the College of Commercial Arbitrators and in England’s Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was previously on the American Panel of Arbitrators to resolve trade disputes under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Phil has been listed repeatedly in the International Arbitration section of The Best Lawyers in America. He is on the short list of the World’s top technology arbitrators of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Centre.
- Phil authored a panel decision relating to a ten-figure patent/licensing royalty claim between an Asian pharmaceutical and an American biotech company.
- He was an advocate in a ten-figure energy long-term supply contract breach claim between American and African companies.
- He served as a panel chair in a nine-figure patent royalty claim between an American company and an Asian company in the telecom industry.
- Phil was a member of the panel for a nine-figure patent license dispute between American and Canadian companies over European and Latin American technology transfer.
- He served as a sole arbitrator in a $US eight figure fiber optic network dispute between Canadian company and State quasi public instrumentality.
- For additional representative cases see: http://pdoneill.com/bn/experience/arbitator-experience.
- AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration, 2006
- AAA International Arbitration Symposium, 2005
- AAA Dealing with Delay Tactics in arbitration (ACE004), 2005
In 2007 Phil O’Neill taught international business transactions at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. Phil served as Nomura lecturer in law at Harvard Law School on International Arbitration in 2005. His professorial career began at Boston College Law School in 1988, where he initially taught a seminar on “National Security Law” and he continues to teach an “International Arbitration” course. He also taught for many years at Boston University School of Law, including an LLM seminar on “International Arbitration” from 2011-2020, “National Security Law” seminar from 2001-2009, and a L.L.M. level course entitled “American Foreign Policy and International Banking” 1992. Phil previously guest-lectured at the Harvard Law School on “International Arbitration” in the mid to late 1990s as well as 2006, and before that at Harvard Business School on venture capital.Academic Qualifications
Hamilton College, B.A., 1973
Boston College, J.D., 1977