Tim's 15-year litigation practice emphasizes both international commercial and investor-state arbitration and U.S. litigation with a non-U.S. element. His work involving contracts with state parties has a strong focus on the oil and gas industry. In practice, he regularly advises on and drafts international arbitration clauses in contracts as well as structuring transactions to gain investment treaty protection.
He has been involved in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules, as well as institutional arbitrations under the rules of ICC, ICDR, ICSID, AAA, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and Cairo Regional International Arbitration Centre. In these and other proceedings, his international work encompasses particular experience with clients in Canada, Mexico, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East, and Europe.
Tim has taught international commercial and investor-state arbitration at The University of Texas School of Law, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor. Beginning fall 2009, he will be a director of the international arbitration section of The University of Texas School of Law Center on Global Energy, International Arbitration, and the Environment.
Education and Professional Background
- The University of Texas School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1994 (Editor in Chief, Texas International Law Journal)
- Yale University, B.A. English, cum laude, 1986
- Briefing Attorney to Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas, Austin, 1994 - 1995
- Admitted to practice: Texas, 1994; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Other languages: German and French (fluent), Spanish (basic knowledge)
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