Shawn Conway has practiced 25 years in the Netherlands following five years in the United States. He is admitted to the Bar in the United States (District of Columbia and Illinois) as well as the Netherlands (Rotterdam). After a clerkship with a US Federal Court of Appeals judge, he was an associate with Steptoe & Johnson, before joining Trenité Van Doorne (now Simmons & Simmons) in Rotterdam where he was a partner for 11 years. Shawn is an international arbitrator and mediator. Shawn’s practice encompasses (international) arbitration, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution as well as (international) commercial transactions (including joint ventures, construction projects, trade, distribution, licensing and agency). He represents and advises manufacturers, construction project owners, engineering firms, contractors, consultants and suppliers in (among others) the petrochemical, telecom, energy, heavy industry, manufacturing, consumer and industrial electronics and software industries. Due to his dual qualifications under U.S. and Dutch law, Shawn is regularly engaged by large multinational and international companies with respect to their international transactions and disputes. His practice experience over the past 30 years has involved matters in all parts of the world. He publishes regularly in professional journals and has been and is a guest lecturer at a number of law schools. Illustrative Cases: Acting on behalf of a fashion industry manufacturer as counsel in an arbitration between the manufacturer-licensee and the fashion industry licensor under the rules of the NAI. These matters also involved more than ten related court proceedings arising out of the opponent's unsuccessful attacks against a final arbitral award, including Dutch Supreme Court decisions and the European Court of Justice landmark decision concerning the relationship between EU competition law and international commercial arbitration, Eco Swiss China Time Ltd. v. Benetton International N.V., ECJ case 126 / 97 (1 June, 1999). Acting as counsel on behalf of a European construction company in regard to simultaneous, multiple arbitrations arising out of a consortium agreement for an industrial project in South-East Asia. The arbitrations were held under the rules of the ICC and the seat of arbitration was Geneva, Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Law of Obligations was the law that was applicable in the various actions. Appointed as chairman of the tribunal for an arbitration concerning a dispute between a Belgian software developer and a Dutch customer company. The law that was applicable was that of the Netherlands and the language of the arbitration was Dutch. The arbitration was held under the rules of the NAI. Professional Affiliations: Member of the panel of international arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA); Member of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute panel of arbitrators; Board Member, International Mediation Institute; Board Member and Secretary, American Chamber of Commerce of The Netherlands (1998-2008); Vice - Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - European Branch; Board Member, Netherlands Mediation Institute (1995-2009); Advisory Counsel, Erasmus Universiteit van Rotterdam, International LL.M. Program.