Ann Ryan Robertson

Ann Ryan Robertson, C.Arb, FCIArb


International Partner

 

Overview

Named to Global Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” – a guide to the world’s leading commercial arbitrators, Ms. 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.

Professional and Dispute Resolution Qualifications

  • 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-present)
  • Council Member, AAA/ICDR
  • Member, ICDR, AIAC, HKIAC, BVI IAC, KCAB and CAfA Panels of Neutrals
  • Chair, ICDR Task Force on Rule Revisions
  • Chapter 31, USMCA Panelist (appointed by United States 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

Representative Arbitration Experience

  • 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

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named, “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” by Global Arbitration Review (2015-2020)
  • Named, Lawyer of the Year, International Arbitration – Governmental (Houston) by The Best Lawyers in America (2014 and 2017)
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America® for International Arbitration/Governmental (2014-2021)
  • Recipient, Private Sector Achievement Award from the University of Houston Law Center (2016)
  • Named One of 30 “Extraordinary Women in Texas Law” by Texas Lawyer (2008)
  • Member, American Law Institute