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David P. Roney

Schellenberg Wittmer

Geneva , CHE


David Roney is a partner with Schellenberg Wittmer, specializing in international commercial arbitration. He has acted as counsel before international arbitral tribunals in a broad range of commercial disputes involving general contract law, share purchase and asset purchase agreements, international joint venture agreements, construction and manufacturing contracts, distribution and licensing arrangements, sponsorship contracts and sports.

Mr Roney has recently acted as counsel for:

  • an Australian corporation against a Malaysian corporation in an ICC arbitration regarding the manufacture and installation of construction cranes
  • a Turkish corporation against a Lebanese corporation in a LCIA arbitration regarding the sale of steel
  • a German engineering firm against an Italian corporation in an ICC arbitration regarding the development and supply of high precision automotive components
  • a Swiss general contractor against an English hotel group in an ICC arbitration regarding the refurbishment and partial reconstruction of a five-star hotel
  • an Eastern European corporation against an Eastern European bank in an ICC arbitration regarding the purchase and sale of bank assets
  • Luxembourg and U.S. corporations against a Swiss corporation and individuals in ad hoc and ICC arbitrations regarding a purchase price adjustment procedure under a share purchase agreement for a high-tech corporation
  • an Italian engineering firm against a Southeast Asian state-owned corporation in an ICC arbitration regarding the supply and installation of power transmission lines.

In addition, Mr Roney has served on a number of occasions as chairman, sole arbitrator and co arbitrator under the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and in ad hoc arbitration. He is listed on the Roster of Arbitrators of the ICC National Committee for Canada and of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

Mr Roney was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario, Canada, in 1993 and as Solicitor, England and Wales, in 2000. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University (at Kingston) in 1988 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 1991.

Mr Roney is a Co-Founder and Executive Committee Member of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy and Co-Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration Task Force on "National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards pursuant to the New York Convention of 1958". He is also a Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the ICC National Committee for Canada, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Swiss Arbitration Association, the London Court of International Arbitration and several other leading international arbitration and legal organizations. He speaks and publishes regularly on international arbitration.

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