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B. Ted Howes

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Partner, Head of U.S. International Arbitration Practice Group, Mayer Brown


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Ted is the Head of Mayer Brown's U.S. International Arbitration Practice Group, with deep experience serving as both counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations.

Ted, a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and the Head of the firm's US International Arbitration Group, has 30 years of experience representing clients in international arbitrations in the United States and abroad. He has acted as lead counsel in dozens of cases under all of the major international commercial arbitration rules, including the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules. Ted has has particularly deep experience representing clients in international disputes involving Chinese companies, and has succeeded in confirming and enforcing international arbitratrion awards in the Chinese courts. Ted is a member of the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration in Paris and an active international arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been appointed to the Panel/List of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and the Beijing International Arbitration Centre. In addition to his international arbitration experience, Ted has substantial experience representing foreign and US corporations in US commercial litigation, usually involving cross-border disputes. He routinely appears before the federal and state courts of New York in connection with his litigation practice. Ted is a frequent speaker and writer on international arbitration and related international legal issues. Ted is fluent in English and conversational in French and Spanish.