Mayer Brown announced today that Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner and head of the US International Arbitration practice B. Ted Howes (New York) was named a 2017 “ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Champion” by The National Law Journal (NLJ). The list recognizes those who have shown a deep passion and perseverance in the practice of ADR, “having achieved remarkable successes along the way.”
In a profile article, NLJ recognized Mr. Howes “one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the US” and a “leading proponent” of the use of summary disposition procedures in international arbitration, a method he feels is not used enough but should be embraced by the profession. NLJ also recognized Mr. Howes’ extensive experience representing clients in arbitration disputes arising from China-based joint venture and M&A transactions. As an example, NLJ referred to a Chinese joint venture dispute in Hong Kong and governed by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Rules, where Mr. Howes “succeeded in obtaining an expedited partial award ordering the Chinese party to transfer a majority of the stock in the joint venture to his client,” which led to an early settlement of the dispute in his client’s favor.
A member of Mayer Brown’s global leadership team for international arbitration, Mr. Howes has more than 25 years of experience representing US and foreign companies in international commercial arbitrations around the globe. He also serves as an international arbitrator 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.