Peter Sherwin is a partner in the Litigation Department, head of the International Arbitration Group, head of the Commercial Real Estate Litigation Group, and a member of the Latin America Practice. Peter is also a member of the Firm’s cross-disciplinary, cross-jurisdictional Coronavirus Response Team.
Peter counsels clients in complex cross-border commercial disputes, often involving a joint venture, a licensing or distribution relationship, or an acquisition, most of which are resolved in international arbitration and the rest in federal and state courts in the United States. He has significant experience in the pharmaceutical, lodging, real estate, and sports industries and, when necessary, regularly takes cases through evidentiary hearings.
Peter also regularly serves as an arbitrator in proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).
Chambers USA and Chambers Global rank Peter as one of the top International Arbitration lawyers nationwide, noting he is "a great tactician with the pragmatism of a businessman" and "a thorough, well-prepared and intelligent lawyer," who is a "very effective advocate on his feet" and whose client service is "exemplary."
Articles Editor, Journal of Transnational Law
magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
International Chamber of Commerce (Commission on Arbitration, USCIB Arbitration Committee)
London Court of International Arbitration
New York International Arbitration Center (Vice-Chairman)
International Arbitration Club of New York (Founding Member)
International Council for Commercial Arbitration
International Bar Association (Business Section, International Arbitration)
Citizens Union (Former Chair, Board of Directors)
New York City Bar (former member of the Executive Committee)
New York State Bar (former member of the Executive Committee)
Citizens Union: Excelsior Award
Chambers USA: Nationwide: International Arbitration 2009-2020
Chambers Global: USA: International Arbitration 2012-2020
New York Super Lawyers 2007-2020
The Legal 500 Paris: International Arbitration 2008-2020
Best Lawyers in America 2019-2021