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Daniel Schimmel

Daniel Schimmel

Foley Hoag LLP

New York, NY, USA

Daniel Schimmel is a partner in Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration

Department, resident in New York. He leads the international arbitration and litigation practice of Foley Hoag’s New York office. 

Daniel has served as Chair, Sole Arbitrator, Co-Arbitrator, and counsel in international arbitrations arising from a broad range of contracts and transactions, including patent license agreements, joint development agreements, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, business consulting agreements, services agreements, construction and infrastructure projects, licensing agreements, and employment agreements of key executives. He also represents clients, including major French and other European groups, in international commercial litigation in the United States and international corruption investigations.

Daniel is listed on the ICDR International Panel of Arbitrators and CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a Board member of the New York International Arbitration Center, and a member of the International Arbitration Club of New York.

Daniel co-authored an e-book, Le Procès Civil en Version Originale, Cultures Judiciaires Comparées (France, Chine, Etats-Unis), published by Lexis Nexis, which received the award for best law book of the year 2015 from Cercle Montesquieu in France.

Daniel formerly represented Lawyers Without Borders at the U.N. and organized and participated in pro bono training programs for the prosecution staff of the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

He has been a speaker at conferences on international litigation and arbitration matters in the United States, Canada, Hong-Kong, the PRC, and France, including the French Supreme Court, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France-Amériques, the French national judge school (ENM), and the Paris Bar Association.

Daniel served as the first law clerk of Judge Jed S. Rakoff (Southern District of New York) and previously worked for the Chief Judge of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Bobigny in France. He is a graduate of Columbia University Law School (J.D., LL.M.), ESSEC Business School, and the University of Paris Law School.


  • Prix du Cercle Montesquieu 2015: best law book of the year award for Le Procès Civil en Version Originale (Lexis Nexis)
  • Thurgood Marshall Award from The Association of the Bar of the City of New York for the pro bono representation of a client on death row
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (Columbia University)
  • Whitney North Seymour Jr. medal awarded by the Trustees of Columbia University


International Litigation & Arbitration



Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1997

Columbia University School of Law, LL.M., 1994

University of Paris II Assas, Maitrise in Law, magna cum laude, 1993

École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales, B.A. in Business Administration, 1991






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