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John V.H. Pierce

John V.H. Pierce

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

New York, NY, USA

John V.H. Pierce is the Head of the International Arbitration practice in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  Recognized by Chambers as “a crucial figure in the firm’s global arbitration practice,” Mr. Pierce represents clients in international arbitration matters in venues around the world, under both civil and common law regimes, and under the rules of all major arbitral institutions.  Mr. Pierce has represented European, U.S., Latin American and other companies, in a wide range of industries and sectors, in arbitrations sited in Latin America, the U.S., Europe and Asia.  He has particular experience in international joint venture, M&A, shareholder, pharmaceutical, electronics, telecommunications, transportation, financial services and agency disputes.  In addition to his work as counsel, Mr. Pierce sits as an arbitrator in international disputes, and he is a frequent writer and speaker on international arbitration and dispute resolution.  Among other things, he is a co-author of International Commercial Arbitration in New York (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Mr. Pierce is a Board Member and member of the Programs Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center; a founding member of the International Arbitration Club of New York; a member of the International Commercial Dispute Resolution Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is an honors graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and the Georgetown University Law Center.  He was also named a Jean Monnet Fellow at the École Polytechnique and was selected as a Young Leader of the American Council on Germany.

Mr. Pierce was named the exclusive recipient of the International Law Office 2016 Client Choice Award for Arbitration in the United States.


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