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New York, NY 10036-7424

George Gluck


Arbitrator and Mediator

Current Employer:

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Banking & finance ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Energy including oil and gas
✔ Executive Compensation ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Licensing
✔ Media & Communications ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Partnerships ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Utilities



Full-time independent ADR neutral since 2001. Served as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator under AAA, ICDR, ICC, CPR, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc arbitrations. Arbitrated more than 75 international and domestic commercial cases of varying size and complexity (up to 9 figures), covering a broad legal spectrum. Extensive experience involving the interpretation of Delaware limited liability agreements and corporate law.


20+ years of broad corporate, commercial, finance and international legal experience in common law and civil law jurisdictions in the United States, Canada and Europe. Industry experience in energy (oil, gas, electric), telecommunications, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, media, aviation and retail. Transactional experience includes: mergers and acquisitions - private and public companies; energy - development, acquisition and financing of energy projects (including electrical generating facilities and independent power plants), electrical power purchase agreements, oil & gas concession agreements and exploration and production agreements; telecommunications - acquisition of regional and national telecommunication entities, including negotiations with governmental bodies; privatizations. Significant corporate/finance experience, including securities and capital markets (public and private offerings of debt/equity); private equity (represented both fund sponsors and investors); partnership, joint venture, and shareholder agreements; concession and project finance agreements; complex international syndicated loan agreements; executive employment agreements; licensing, copyright, distribution and vendor agreements; extensive privatization experience in Central Europe.

For more complete background, please see

Work History:

Full-time arbitrator and mediator, 2001-present; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Partner, 1994-01; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, International Counsel, 1990-94 ; Gluck & Associates, 1985-90; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Associate, 1982-85; Labaton Sucharow LLP, Associate, 1979-82


Arbitrator in cases involving: telecommunications, energy, mergers & acquisitions, business associations (corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures), finance (commercial/investment banking), accounting, tax, intellectual property, franchise, licensing, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, employment, technology, sale of goods, real property, accounting, appraisal rights, corporate governance, construction, communication, information technology, maritime, valuations; insurance.

For a list of current representative cases, please see:


AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID 34th Annual Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2017; CCA 17th Annual Meeting, 2017; AAA-ICDR Council and Columbia Law School Conference: The Future of Arbitration, 2017; AAA/ICDR Panel Conference, 2016; ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference, 2016;18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, 2015; LCIA Users Council Symposium, 2015; IBA Annual Conference, 2010-14; ICCA Miami 2014 Congress; Annual College of Commercial Arbitration Conference, 2010-12, 2014; AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2013; Annual ICC New York Conference, 2010-14; CPR Annual Meeting, 2006-2011; IBA Annual Conference, 2010, 2012-4; AAA/ICDR Arbitration Training, 2009-10; ICDR/AIPN, Dispute Resolution in the Oil & Gas Business, 2010; US District Court (SDNY) Mediation Training, 2010; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, 2009; ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 11th Annual Spring Conference, 2009; AAA/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, 2008, 2011; ICC Arbitration Today: Bridging the Cultural Gap in International Arbitration 2008; ICDR/ICC, The Current State of International Arbitration and a Vision of the Future, 2008; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, 2007; CPR Ethics Training for Arbitrators and Mediators, 2007; ICDR The Common Law/Civil Law Gap: The Issues and How International Arbitrators May Resolve Them, 2006; CPR Training and Certificate in Mediation, 2007; ICDR International Arbitrator Training, 2005.


Admitted to the Bar, New York, 1981; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1981; Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario, Canada, 1979.


Recipient of the ITT International Fellowship, representing Canada (1973).


American Arbitration Association (AAA)-- Panels-(Commercial, Large Complex Cases, Energy, Telecommunications, Mediation); International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)--Panels- (Arbitration, Mediation); Energy Arbitrators List (global list of energy industry arbitrators); CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)-- Panels-(Distinguished Panel of Neutrals, Energy, International, Mediation); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) -- (U.S. and Canadian Panels); Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC); Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (“KLRCA”); British Columbia International Arbitration Centre (BCICAC) -International Panel; United States District Court, Southern District of New York –Mediation; United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York–Mediation; International Mediation Institute (“IMI”).


Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; International Arbitration Club of New York; International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee); American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution); Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association.


Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (JD, Law Review-1977); The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (AM, International Affairs-1974); York University, Toronto (BA, Honors, first class-1973).


"Great Expectations: Meeting the Challenge of a New Arbitration Paradigm", 23 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 231 (2012); Co-Author, The College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, Chapter 8, "Discovery" and Chapter 9 "Summoning Nonparty Witnesses", (Juris Press, 4th Ed. 2017); Standard Form Contracts: The Contract Theory Reconsidered, 28 Int'l & Comp. L.Q. 72 (1979).


Citizenship: United States of America, Canada.

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