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Peter J. Pettibone

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Pettibone International ADR LLC


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Peter Pettibone is an independent arbitrator and mediator with over 40 years of international law firm expertise across a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.

Peter’s practice as an international arbitrator and mediator involves resolving disputes between companies, including state-owned companies, in Russia, Ukraine and other parts of the former Soviet Union and companies in Europe, the United States and Asia.  He practiced law as a corporate attorney from 1967 to 2010 and was the managing partner of the Moscow offices of three international law firms from 1991 to 2010. He is a US national and a Russian speaker.

Peter has arbitrated cases in New York, Stockholm, Moscow and Kyiv and has served as tribunal chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and emergency arbitrator.  The institutions under whose arbitration rules he has arbitrated cases are UNCITRAL, AAA, ICDR, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, ICAC attached to the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ICAC attached to the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He interfaces well with arbitrators from civil law jurisdictions.  His approach emphasizes processes that are efficient and cost-effective.  He has been trained in the use of video conferencing technology and techniques and has participated in hearings on remote or virtual basis.

Peter is an accredited mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).  He is a Special Master at the Appellate Division, New York State Supreme Court, First Department and is on the roster of mediators at the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court. Peter has successfully conducted mediations in both courts, both in person and by means of video conferencing. 

Peter is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1961), Harvard Law School (JD, 1964) and NYU Law School (LL,M, 1971).