Michel A. Jeanniot

Professional Experience

Michel Jeanniot is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1985, always in private practice with a focus and expertise primarily in the areas of commercial, civil, banking and insurance law.

Michel is called upon to offer numerous services to banks, trust companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions, and to the business community at large. He also provides legal counsel in commercial and real estate law through the referral service of the Bar of Montreal. He acts as legal counsel for several offshore business corporations (Jersey Island & Bahamas), US constituted entities, primarily Delaware and Florida, as well as European business corporations (SARLs).

Michel has pleaded before the courts of all Quebec jurisdictions as well as the Federal and the Supreme Court of Canada. A seasoned litigator, negotiation remains his preferred approach to problem solving. During the summer of 2005, Me Jeanniot was qualified as Mediator & Arbitrator and since, accepted the presidency of the Canadian Commercial Arbitration Center (www.ccac-adr.org), the largest such organization in Québec which specializes in alternate dispute resolution programs. Simultaneously, he was a founding partner of Jeanniot & Associates LLP (www.jeanniot.ca), a boutique law firm servicing the general business community including chartered banks, trusts, financial institutions, private investment banks, insurance companies.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Me Jeanniot is an accredited arbitrator for:

  • International arbitration;
  • General commercial arbitration;
  • Arbitrations (Civil & Commercial) under the national agreement with the private resource’s negotiating committee of the health sector (Quebec) (the “CPNSSS”);
  • Securities matters under the Arbitration program established under the aegis of IIROC (Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada) in compliance with the Specialized Arbitration procedure
  • Québec Government Regulatory Arbitration Plan under the (Quebec) Building Act (R.B.Q. );
  • Independent specialist (for Canada) under the aegis of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP);
  • Franchising matters.
Professional and Other Activities

  • Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute since 2011. (International think tank launched by Canadian and American Bar Associations with primary mission to promote access to the judicial system).
  • Lecturer Magespic Program / Polytechnique Montréal School of Engineering (Graduate civil engineering management program, Department of Civil, Geology and Mineral Engineering) addressing the fundamentals.
  • of alternative dispute resolution, focused onmajor engineering project.
  • Certifying trainer and speaker under the Québec Chamber of Notaries continuous education program (86th
  • session) a compendium for Barrister’s having prior business and corporate background.
  • Publishes newsletters for certain privileged clients.
  • Contributor to the ‘Global Arbitration Review’.

 

Richard C. Levin

Professional Experience

Richard’s practice is directed to international arbitration disputes. He has served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous disputes under the AAA, ICC, ICDR, and ICSID rules. His primary areas of expertise are antitrust, competition, IP, joint ventures, and construction, with industry expertise in energy, chemical, retail, real estate, arts, and sports. He has also handled in the competition area major M&A deals, having led the negotiations and antitrust analyses of international joint ventures and acquisitions, and antitrust compliance issues as well.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Richard is a member of the International Arbitration Institute, the Association Suisse De L’Arbitrage, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, and other organizations relating to international arbitration, as well as the Arbitration Commission of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), and a member of the former Task Force on Arbitrating Competition Law Issues and the Task Force on Reducing Time and Expense in Complex Arbitrations.

He has been awarded as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as well as “Chartered “status and is on the Presidential Panel of Arbitrators of the CIArb. He has been named to the Panel of International Arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, AAA, and ICC. He is also a member of the Center for American and International Law’s List of Energy Arbitrators and a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals, as well as the LCIA database of arbitrators in London and several other institutions throughout the world, including the HKIAC (Hong Kong), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization),KLRCA/AIAC (Kuala Lumpur),CRCICA (Cairo),VIAC (Vienna) and the Arbitration Center at the Institute of Modern Arbitration (Moscow). He has been selected as an arbitrator to Court of Arbitration for Art in the Netherlands. Richard has also been named to the Tech List at the SVAMC (Silicon Valley), a peer vetted selection of “the world’s leading technology neutrals,” and is profiled on the Global Arbitration Review Arbitrator Research Tool (GAR ART).

Richard has been a member of three person tribunals and acted as sole arbitrator in a number of disputes at the ICDR, ICC, and AAA. He has arbitrated several cases under US and foreign antitrust and competition regimes. He has extensive training through courses sponsored by the AAA, ICDR, ICC and other institutions. As counsel, he has been at the cutting edge in many cases he has handled, including one of the first Chapter 11 NAFTA disputes under ICSID rules and one of the first arbitrations of antitrust/competition issues under ICC rules.

He has substantial pro bono experience representing children with learning disabilities in their legal issues with their schools. He is a member of COPAA (Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates).

Professional and Other Activities

International Bar Association and other organizations.
See http://www.richardlevinarbitration.com

Academic Qualifications

Richard received his B.A. from Tulane University in 1967 and his J.D. in 1970 from Georgetown University, where he was a member of the law journal Law and Policy in International Business. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. After his clerkship, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City where he practiced in the Litigation Section. He is a member of the Texas Bar and the Dallas Bar Association.

David L. Kreider

Professional Experience

Mr. Kreider’s 30+ year legal career includes 14 years as general counsel to telecommunications giants China Mobile and Vodafone, respectively, senior securities regulatory roles in New York and Hong Kong, and more than a decade as a trial lawyer with a major Wall Street law firm.

He has been appointed presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in more than 30 international arbitration references, including ICC, HKIAC, SIAC and ICDR administered and ad hoc proceedings. He has also served as panelist in more than 130 Internet domain name cases, resolving more than 350 disputed domain names. Many of his panel decisions were written by him in Chinese.

Currently the Chairman of the New Zealand National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, he was an Alternate Member on the Court from 2014 to 2017.

Mr. Kreider is a licensed solicitor and attorney-at-law in England, Hong Kong, New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Washington, D.C. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese in addition to English.

Arbitration Experience

  • Presiding arbitrator in a Singapore-seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of a trademark license agreement.
  • Emergency arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated shareholder dispute between P.R. China and offshore parties arising out of a corporate restructuring agreement.
  • Appointed president upon joint nomination by the co-arbitrators in a Seoul seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of a technology licensing agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute between Japanese and Chinese parties arising out of agreements for the sale and purchase of precision scientific equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of various hotel management agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Macao seated dispute between Macanese and Indochinese parties concerning a gaming joint venture.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute arising from a settlement agreement between shareholders.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute between Bermudan and Indonesian parties arising out of an agreement for the sale and purchase of telecommunications equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in Hong Kong seated arbitral proceedings involving a dispute between Dutch and Chinese parties to a hotel management agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated trademark licensing dispute between Japanese and Chinese parties.
  • Co-arbitrator in 4 Hong Kong seated references between a Singapore claimant and Asian and off shore respondents alleging breach of a share purchase agreement and related guarantees.
  • Co-arbitrator in 5 Singapore seated references by a U.S. based securities broker alleging breach of customer agreements by multiple Asian respondents.
  • Sole arbitrator in a trademark licensing dispute seated in Hong Kong between Dutch and Chinese parties pertaining to the manufacture and distribution of luxury clothing and household furnishing products.
  • Sole arbitrator and chairman, respectively, in 2 related Hong Kong seated proceedings involving a trademark licensing dispute between Singapore and Chinese parties pertaining to a luxury hotel brand in China.
  • Co-arbitrator in a dispute seated in Toronto over a trademark licensing and product distribution agreement for water treatment technologies.
  • Chairman in a dispute seated in Singapore between Australian and Malaysian parties to a software distribution and trademark licensing agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute between a UK telecommunications company and a Chinese telecommunications VAS (Value Added Services) provider for breach of an acquisition agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated ad hoc arbitration between U.S. and Chinese parties involving a failed acquisition agreement and telecommunications and IP licensing issues.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute arising under an agreement between a Singapore ISP (Internet Services Provider) and a Singapore hotel management company for the installation of a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telecommunications network.
  • Sole arbitrator under a contract between Singapore parties for the construction and testing of a POS (Point-Of-Sale) computer system.
Professional and Other Activities

  • Appointed to the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, which hears and determines matters relating to the conduct of parties regulated by the NZX Participant Rules, the NZX Listing Rules, the NZX Derivatives Market Rules and the Clearing and Settlement Rules of New Zealand Clearing Limited (2013-present)
  • Chartered Arbitrator / Fellow / Panel Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2006 – present)
  • Director / Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (2010-present)
  • Director / Arbitrator, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (2011-present)
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Association Suisse de l’ Arbitrage
  • London Court of International Arbitration, Asia Pacific Users’ Council
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow (Arbitration), Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand
Academic Qualifications

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, 2007
Doctor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies, Muhlenberg College, 1978
Oberlin-in-Taiwan Intensive Program in Chinese Studies, 1975-76

Professor J. Martin Hunter

Professional Experience

Professor Martin Hunter started his career in law as a solicitor and was a partner in Freshfields from 1967 until joining Essex Court Chambers in 1994. In 1995 he was appointed to the newly-established chair of International Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Trent University. He is also a visiting professor at King’s College, London University, where he teaches international arbitration to post-graduate students from around the world.

Professor Hunter is a member of the Council of ICCA, and has participated in the work of a number of organisations including the AAA, the IBA, the ICC’s Court, the LCIA’s Court and UNCITRAL. He is currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and was deputy-chairman of the UK Government’s committee on arbitration law reform, which was responsible for steering the English Arbitration Act 1996 through Parliament.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Martin Hunter has specialised in arbitration, particularly international arbitration, since 1967. He has acted as advocate, sole arbitrator or as chairman or member of tribunals of three arbitrators on many occasions. These include AAA, CDP, CIETAC, JCAA, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, LMAA, NAFTA, NAI, SCC and SIAC arbitrations, as well as arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and other types of ad hoc arbitration.

He has also represented parties in mediations and other ADR procedures and has acted as a mediator. He was Chairman, ICC Arbitration Commission’s Working Group on Dissenting Opinions and Interim and Partial Awards (1985—89) and Deputy Chairman, United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry Committee on arbitration law (1990—97).

A list of reported cases is available on request clerksroom@essexcourt.net .

Professional and Other Activities

  • Doctor of Law (he), KIIT University, India;
  • Emeritus Professor, Nottingham Trent University;
  • Hon Dean of Post-Graduate Studies, Asser Institute, The Hague.
  • Member of ICCA, the IBA, ITA (Academic Council), ICe’s Commission on International Arbitration.
  • Member of panels of arbitrators of several arbitral institutions, including CAS, CIETAC, Czech Chamber,
  • Hungarian Chamber, ICDR, Polish Chamber, SIAC.

Professor Hunter has also been published extensively in specialist arbitration journals and elsewhere over the last twenty-five years. His books include Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (with Alan Redfern); The English Arbitration Act 1996: Text and Notes (with Toby Landau); and the arbitration title of Halsbury’s Laws (with Ben Pilling).

Academic Qualifications

BA, Pembroke College, Cambridge
College of Law, London