B. Ted Howes

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation

“An excellent lead counsel for complex international commercial arbitrations."

“Extremely experienced in the arbitration field . . . responsive and pragmatic. He is very involved, which shows that he is client-focused and he manages his team well."

“Very diligent and detail-oriented. He is able to bring in his vast knowledge and experience and provide his clients with very solid and practical solutions to the challenges at hand."

“Ted is a solid litigator and focused on international arbitration.” "He's a very experienced lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of arbitration law."

Chambers USA

Visión general

B. Ted Howes has more than three decades of experience representing clients in international arbitrations, both in the United States and abroad.

Clients rely on Ted’s pragmatic counsel and deep knowledge of international arbitration law and procedures in arbitrating their most complex cross-border commercial disputes. He has acted as lead counsel for clients from around the world in cases under all of the major international commercial arbitration rules, including the ICC, ICDR, HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules. Clients also trust Ted as an authority on drafting arbitration provisions for complex international commercial contracts.


Representative arbitration awards:

  • Granting a Swiss multinational client the right to terminate a license agreement in the Middle East 13 years before the expiration date of the contract, and denying a $71 million counterclaim against the same client, following a two-week evidentiary hearing conducted in London under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
  • Awarding Brazilian clients $18.9 million, and denying claims totaling $96.7 million against the same clients, in a dispute arising out of a pair of EPC Contracts, following a final arbitration hearing conducted in New York under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
  • Ordering the PRC partner of a foreign manufacturing joint venture to pay $38.4 million in damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs, to the US partner, following a week-long arbitration hearing conducted in Singapore under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.


  • Ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers USA as a leading practitioner for International Arbitration
  • "ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Champion" - The National Law Journal
  • ”A skilled advocate, who is passionate and driven to achieve results for his clients, in an ethical and professional manner, and is well-versed in international arbitration procedures and protocols.” – Legal 500


  • Harvard University, BA
  • Harvard Law School, JD


  • Nueva York


  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • French
  • Spanish

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member of the Bar of the State of New York
  • Member of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the International Arbitration Club of New York