Webcast: Drafting Arbitration Clauses

January 21, 2015

​Arbitration can be a useful option for the resolution of disputes between parties. It is especially useful in the cross-border context where one or both of the parties want to avoid litigating in the courts of a foreign jurisdiction. Arbitration can also promote efficiency and flexibility, and result in awards that are easily enforceable in multiple jurisdictions. But parties must get the drafting of the arbitration clause right in order to maximize the benefits of arbitration.

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Steven P. Buffone — A partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Mr. Buffone serves as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group. He is a corporate transactional lawyer who has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, public and private issuances of debt and equity securities, venture capital financings, corporate restructurings and bankruptcies, and general corporate counseling. Mr. Buffone’s clients include corporations, private equity firms, investment banks and commercial banks in a large number of industries, including energy, defense, financial services, steel, aluminum, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical devices, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, luxury retail goods, financial services, real estate, sporting goods, consumer products, automobile supplies, aggregates, semiconductors, satellites, newspapers, truck, bus and yacht manufacturers, computer hardware and software and insurance. He has extensive experience in drafting arbitration clauses and advising clients with respect to the selection of arbitration bodies and arbitrators.

Rahim Moloo — An of counsel in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s International Arbitration Practice Group, Mr. Moloo’s practice focuses on assisting clients to resolve complex international disputes in the most effective and efficient way possible. He has extensive experience in both international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and also advises clients on the structuring of foreign investments and matters of international law. Mr. Moloo has experience across a number of industries, but especially in disputes relating to energy, mining, infrastructure and consumer products.