Important COVID-19 Update


These are certainly challenging times for us all.

We are committed to doing everything we can to prioritise the wellbeing of our people, those who use our services and their representatives and the communities we serve to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday, our people will begin working remotely from today, Monday 23 March.

Having well developed online dispute resolution options, it will in many ways be business as usual for us as we focus on providing a seamless service, regardless of where our Registry staff, arbitrators, mediators and other dispute resolution practitioners are working.

We know you are working through similar challenges to ours and that these are uncertain times for everyone. From all of us here we send our thoughts to you, your teams and families.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you and we will keep you informed with any further updates.

David Huebner

Los AngelesUnited States


Nationality: American

Area of Expertise: Aviation, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Energy, Environmental, Financial Services, Franchising, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Medical and Life Sciences, Sport, Treaty

Legal System of Expertise: Civil Law, Common Law, International Law

Languages: English


Amb. (r.) David Huebner, C.Arb is an international arbitrator affiliated with JAMS in Los Angeles and New York. A lawyer by training, he previously held senior positions in the Asia Pacific region, including as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, chairman & CEO of an international law firm, founding chief representative of a law firm in Shanghai, and special intellectual property policy adviser to a member of Japan’s National Diet. Before becoming an independent neutral, he was a partner in the international arbitration, public international law, and intellectual property groups at Arnold & Porter LLP. He is a graduate of Princeton University (summa cum laude) and Yale Law School.

He has more than two decades of experience handling cross-border disputes, is on the panels of arbitrators of the principal international and regional arbitral institutions, and has handled more than 150 arbitrations as neutral or advocate in three dozen jurisdictions around the world. He has particular subject matter expertise in the technology, telecom, life sciences, entertainment, and energy sectors. He was named to SVAMC’s “Tech List” of the world’s most accomplished technology arbitrators and has been designated a Chartered Arbitrator, the highest credential conferred by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. He is a licensed solicitor in England & Wales and a member of the Bars of California, NY, and DC.