Martin Gusy is a dual-licensed common law-civil law disputes attorney and leads the firm’s international arbitration practice. He has over 20 years of experience serving as legal counsel to commercial parties as well as sovereigns in more than 100 high-stakes, cross-border disputes and transactions, including international arbitration dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration, investor-state/investment arbitration, US litigation and corporate matters.
Martin regularly serves as sole arbitrator, president of the tribunal and party-appointed arbitrator in more than two dozen ICC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations. He has been a member of the AAA/ICDR International Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators since 2010 and served as a mediator in an international commercial dispute involving a sovereign. He is the co-author of the second edition of A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules (2019), a leading industry text published by Oxford University Press, as well as the co-author of the AIPN research paper, “A Global Review of Joint Operating Agreement Disputes” (2020).
He is recognized by his peers for his international legal experience and broad substantive experience, including technology, manufacturing and engineering joint ventures, energy, oil and gas, mining, banking and finance, construction, distribution and franchising, insurance, IP protection and IP licensing. He has prior work experiences in Frankfurt, Singapore, Paris, Houston and São Paulo, and regularly advises clients from Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. He has counseled dozens of parties in international arbitrations under rules including ICC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, JAMS, LCIA, UNCITRAL, DIS, VIAC and SIAC International Arbitration Rules. Martin is active in various professional associations, including serving on the Executive Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and on AAA/ICDR committees. He has helped draft institutional arbitration rules and is regularly asked to speak at industry events or teach on international arbitration.
Publications and Speeches
"NAFTA and USMCA: Continuing the Saga," The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review, Seventh Edition, May 2022.
"European Perspectives on ICDR Arbitrations," The Dutch Arbitration Association, June 2021.
A Global Review of Joint Operating Agreement Disputes, AIPN Research Paper, 2020 (co-author with John Gilbert).
A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules, Second Edition, 2019 (co-author).
"Saving Time and Cost – International Arbitration Without a Hearing on the Merits?" Zeitschrift für Deutsches und Amerikanisches Recht, ZADR, July 2018.
"Changing Landscape of Alternative Dispute Resolution in India," APEX Chamber Conference, New Delhi, 2018.
"Business Dispute Management – Reflections on Innovation," CPR Brazil Congress, São Paulo, 2018.
"Anti-suit Injunctions and Anti-arbitration Injunctions in the US Enjoining Foreign Proceedings," Practical Law Litigation (co-author).