International Arbitration Guide
USA – New York

Describe the international arbitration governing bodies/structure in your jurisdiction.

The three leading organizations are the American Arbitration Association, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and JAMS.

Describe any unique circumstances in your country that affect international arbitration (i.e., change in government, etc.).

The high cost of litigation and the rarity of an award of attorneys’ fees in court cases make arbitration an attractive alternative.

Please provide a brief overview of your firms international arbitration capabilities (team members, experience as litigators in arbitration as well as experience as arbitrators).

Alan Behr is a member of the International Trademark Association Panel of Trademark Mediators. He is also a member of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (U.K.) Exchange Network, selected as an International Mediator, and a member of the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), acting as both an arbitrator and mediator. He has served as a neutral and as an advocate in numerous international arbitrations (and mediations).

In which areas does your firm handle arbitration? (i.e., international investment, infrastructure, public works, energy, construction, etc.)

Intellectual property, wealth management, taxation, general corporate, real estate.

Which industries does your firm serve in this area (i.e., energy, insurance, public concessions, etc.)?

Entertainment, electronic commerce, physical retail, wholesale, securities, corporate taxation and individual taxation, pharma, construction, hospitality, property management, wealth management, investment funds, banking, publishing, education, design, manufacturing.

Does your firm provide lawyer representation or certified arbitrator resources, or both? Please describe.

We are both advocates and arbitrators.

Phillips Nizer


Phillips Nizer LLP
485 Lexington Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY, USA 10017
Tel +1 212 977 9700


Alan Behr