Edward T. Schorr

Special Counsel


New York

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With over 30 years of experience in international arbitration and commercial litigation, Edward has worked on a broad spectrum of matters ranging from day-to-day counseling on contracts, to the conduct of major international arbitrations. These have included claims before U.S. courts and foreign tribunals, and other matters concerning construction, energy, natural resources, telecommunications, intellectual property, financial services, internal corporate investigation, fraud, securities, real estate, government contracts, pharmaceuticals, commodities, employment, fashion, publishing, venture capital, trust, licensing and distribution. Edward has been the lead counsel in over 300 evidentiary hearings and numerous court appearances.

Related Experience

  • Counsel to South Korea engineering company in major construction arbitrations (DFIC, Dubai, ICSID, London)
  • Represented owner of largest retail mall in Manhattan in construction dispute (AAA arbitration, Construction Industry Rules, and related litigation)
  • Representing a Latin American energy company in a dispute with a contractor relating to the construction of oil platforms (ICC, New York)
  • Coordinated preparation and filing of claim by global project finance company against foreign government for termination of power-plant project (ICSID)
  • Represented claimants in Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal arbitration concerning expropriation of construction project (UNCITRAL Rules)
  • Advising Latin American energy company in joint venture dispute concerning costs associated with offshore oil drilling ‎(ICC, New York)
  • Represented Middle East energy company in long-term LNG contract price reopener (ICC, Geneva)
  • Representing Middle East energy company in an arbitration with a contractor relating to the construction of an offshore gas pipeline (ICC, Middle East)
  • Counsel to European energy company in long-term LNG price reopener arbitration (UNCITRAL Rules)
  • Represented international oil and gas production company in arbitration against a North African petroleum company in relation to the supply of LNG (ICC, Geneva)
  • Counsel to Latin American agri/ethanol company in post-sale dispute with European multinational (ICC, New York)
  • Counsel to prominent Latin American family in major arbitration related to sale of bank
  • Counsel to major energy company in fraud/antitrust and pricing litigation
  • Represented mining company in arbitration against purchaser concerning post-closing accounting adjustments (Ad Hoc arbitration)
  • Counsel to Japanese technology company in dispute concerning patent royalties (Cross-Border Litigation)
  • Represented Japanese energy company in arbitration against a Brazilian counterparty in relation to the sale of carbon credits (ICDR, New York)
  • Counsel to Bahamas Company in defense of shareholder disputes (ICDR arbitrations and US federal court litigations, Bahamian and New York Law)
  • Counsel to Gibraltar company in defense of securities claims brought in U.S. court concerning shareholdings in Russian company
  • Counsel to Russian telecommunication companies in service agreement disputes (UNCITRAL and ICC Rules)
  • Counseling a major U.S. aerospace company in a dispute with an overseas distributor
  • Represented European manufacturer of engine components in licensing dispute against U.S. licensee (AAA arbitration, International Rules)
  • Provided advice to corporate claimants in Iraqi Claims Tribunal proceedings
  • Represented Swiss electronics company in defense of preliminary injunction motion and claims concerning sale of business
  • Represented French manufacturer of aerospace components in breach of contract claim concerning sale of business
  • Represented European cell phone provider in defense of claims brought by terminated manager
  • Represented U.S. and foreign entities in Office of Foreign Assets Control matters
  • Represented telecommunication services wholesalers in action against U.S. cell phone company (AAA arbitration, Complex Commercial Rules)
  • Co-counsel to U.S. consumer products manufacturer in preparation of claims against distributor (ICC Rules)
  • Represented international organization in software development dispute (UNCITRAL Rules)
  • Co-counsel to U.S. Software Company in ownership/intellectual property dispute
  • Represented high net worth individual in fraud case brought against former employee (Litigation and Ad Hoc mediation)
  • Counsel to University in work for hire/intellectual property dispute concerning former researcher and electronics manufacturers
  • Counsel to University in dispute with foreign biotech patent licensee
  • Counsel to banks in failed systems disputes (Litigation and Ad Hoc mediation)
  • Counsel to Hong Kong textile manufacturer/distributor in enforcement of restrictive covenant against former president of U.S. subsidiary (AAA arbitration, Complex Commercial Rules)
  • Represented designer in breach of contract action against joint venture partners (AAA arbitration, Complex Commercial Rules)

Awards & Community

Client Choice Award for Energy & Natural Resources, 2018

Recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America, 2017


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