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Robert Whitener is a partner in the litigation group. He advises clients in international disputes. He regularly appears in complex, international commercial arbitrations under the rules of leading arbitration institutions, such as the ICC, LCIA, DIS, and Swiss Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. Robert’s experience spans a range of business law matters, including the supply of goods, intellectual property, joint ventures, and business combinations. He often works with clients in the aviation, life sciences, and energy industries.

Robert also acts for clients in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

Robert lectures in international dispute resolution at Humboldt University of Berlin.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Who's Who Legal, 2021-2022
    • "Arbitration," 2022
    • “Arbitration - Future Leaders - Non-Partners,” 2021


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2007
  • B.A., with honors, Carson-Newman College, 1996
  • Germany
  • England and Wales
  • New York
  • German
  • English