Peter Sherwin is a partner in the Litigation Department, head of the International Arbitration Group and a member of the Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure, Real Estate Litigation, Sports and Latin America Practices.
Peter's practice focuses on acting as counsel 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 pharmaceutical, lodging, real estate, and sports industry experience and, when necessary, regularly takes cases through trial or arbitral 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, reporting that 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 2020
Chambers Global: USA: International Arbitration 2019-2020
Chambers Global: USA: International Arbitration (Foreign Expertise) 2018
New York Super Lawyers: International
The Legal 500 Paris: International Arbitration
Best Lawyers in America 2019-2020