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About Martin

Martin Gusy is a dual-licensed common law-civil law disputes attorney and arbitrator 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 three 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 in international commercial disputes involving sovereigns both as a mediator and sole arbitrator. 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 AIEN 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), AAA/ICDR committees and the ICC Commission’s Task Force on “Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration”. He has helped draft institutional arbitration rules and is regularly asked to speak at industry events or teach on international arbitration.


Publications and Speeches

"Unravelling NAFTA and Entering the USMCA Era,” The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review, Eighth Edition, June 2023.

“The Energy Transition 2023 & Beyond — Arbitration, ESG, Regulatory Issues, Choosing Seats & Investment,” Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & Me: 1st Annual International Arbitration Summit, November 2023.

“Legal Research, International Awards, and Confidentiality Pursuant to the ICDR Rules – What is really out there”, ICDR / Jus Mundi New York Panel Discussion, July 2022.

"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, AIEN Research Paper, 2020 (co-author).

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.



Cornell Law School,
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz,
First Legal State Exam

Bar Admissions

New York




ICDR International Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators
New York International Arbitration Center, Director and Executive Committee Member
American Arbitration Association, Large Complex Case Committee and Publications Committee
International Arbitration Institute
Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristenvereinigung (DAJV)





Chambers Global
USA – International Arbitration, 2024; USA – International Arbitration (Foreign Expert for Germany), 2017 – 2018
Chambers USA
Nationwide: International Arbitration: Counsel, 2023
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
International Arbitration - Commercial, 2023 - 2024
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Litigators
Law Business Research Ltd.
Who’s Who Legal
Arbitration Global Leader, 2022 – 2024
Thomson Reuters
New York Metro Super Lawyers
International Law, 2014 – 2023
Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Program, University of Rome, Permanent Faculty Member
American Arbitration Association, Distinguished Service Award