Ann Ryan Robertson

Ann Ryan Robertson, C.Arb, FCIArb

International Partner
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Named to Global Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” — a guide to the world’s leading commercial arbitrators, Ann Robertson serves as both arbitrator and counsel in international and domestic arbitrations in a variety of complex business disputes across a number of industries. As counsel, she appears as an advocate, designs dispute resolution mechanisms, enforces arbitral awards, and advises and negotiates settlements.

Named to Global Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” — a guide to the world’s leading commercial arbitrators, Ann Robertson serves as both arbitrator and counsel in international and domestic arbitrations in a variety of complex business disputes across a number of industries. As counsel, she appears as an advocate, designs dispute resolution mechanisms, enforces arbitral awards, and advises and negotiates settlements.

Ann’s representative arbitration experience includes:

  • Chair, ICDR arbitration involving captive insurance, seated in Phoenix
  • Chair, ICDR arbitration involving breach of supply agreement, seated in Houston
  • Panel member, ICC arbitration involving breach of seismic agreement, seated in London
  • Emergency arbitrator, ICDR arbitration involving breach of manufacturing agreement, seated in Denver
  • Sole arbitrator, AAA arbitration involving breach of manufacturing contract, seated in Houston
  • Sole arbitrator, AAA arbitration involving breach of development contract, seated in Louisiana
  • Emergency arbitrator, ICDR arbitrator involving breach of sales contract, seated in Houston
  • Sole arbitrator, ad hoc arbitration involving construction issues, seated in Houston
  • Counsel for international oil company in ICDR arbitration involving JOA and offshore Africa oil and gas concession, seated in Houston
  • Counsel for international oil field services company in ICC arbitration involving contract dispute, seated in London
  • Counsel for Chinese company in ICC arbitration involving supply contract with Turkish manufacturer, seated in Geneva
  • Counsel for Chinese administrative development district in an ICC arbitration involving Spanish company’s development rights, seated in Paris
  • Counsel for franchisor in an ICC arbitration involving development of franchises throughout the Middle East, seated in Paris
  • Counsel for national warranty company in an AAA arbitration involving commissions, seated in Connecticut
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Education
  • LL.M., International Economic Law, University of Houston Law Center, 2005
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1977
    Order of the Barons
  • B.A., English, University of Houston, 1972
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1977
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Global Deputy President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2020)
    • Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Trustee, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2013-2019)
    • CIArb Tutor (Introductory Course); CIArb Assessor (Accelerated Route to Membership); CIArb Examiner and Moderator (Accelerated Route to Fellowship)
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center: “International Arbitration ‎Advocacy”
    • Instructor, Commercial Arbitration, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center
    • Coach, University of Houston Law Center Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition (2002-2020)
    • Council Member, AAA/ICDR
    • Member, ICDR, AIAC, HKIAC, BVI IAC, KCAB, MIAC and CAfA Panels of Neutrals
    • Chair, ICDR Task Force on Rule Revisions
    • Chapter 31, USMCA Panelist (appointed by U.S. government)
    • Executive Committee, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
    • Facilitator, ICDR Symposium
    • Former Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration
    • Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
    • Member, Houston International Arbitration Club
    • Founding Member, ArbitralWomen
    • Member, American Law Institute
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration,” Global Arbitration Review (2015-2020)
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, International Arbitration/Governmental (2014-2021)
    • Named, Lawyer of the Year, International Arbitration – Governmental, Houston, The Best Lawyers in America® (2014 and 2017)
    • Named, One of 30 “Extraordinary Women in Texas Law,” Texas Lawyer (2008)
    • Recipient, Private Sector Achievement Award, University of Houston Law Center (2016)