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 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) and is the U.S. member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Chair of the ICC U.S.A. Arbitration Committee.
Chambers USA and Chambers Global rank Peter as one of the top International Arbitration lawyers nationwide, reporting that he "is an elegant and unflappable advocate in challenging situations—he is poised, composed and very articulate" and that he "is a strategist and has the ability to keep an eye on and control the ultimate outcome" and "is amazing at formulating cohesive and well-thought-out arguments."
Articles Editor, Journal of Transnational Law
magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
International Chamber of Commerce (Chair, ICC U.S.A. Arbitration Committee; member, Commission on Arbitration and ADR)
United States Council for International Business (Board of Directors; Chair, Arbitration Committee)
New York International Arbitration Center (Vice-Chair)
International Arbitration Club of New York (founding member)
London Court of International Arbitration
International Council for Commercial Arbitration
International Bar Association (Business Section, International Arbitration)
Citizens Union in the City of New York (former Chair, Board of Directors)
New York City Bar (former member, Executive Committee)
New York State Bar (former member, Executive Committee)
Benchmark Litigation: Litigation Star 2022-2024
Citizens Union: Excelsior Award
Chambers USA: Nationwide: International Arbitration 2009-2023
Chambers USA: Nationwide: International Arbitration: Enforcement: Spotlight Table 2021-2023
Chambers USA: Nationwide: International Arbitration: Counsel 2020-2023
Chambers Global: USA: International Arbitration 2012-2023
New York Super Lawyers 2007-2022
The Legal 500 Paris: International Arbitration 2008-2022
Best Lawyers in America 2019-2024
Best Lawyers in France 2020-2024