Shawn Conway has practiced law over 35 years; more than 30 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). Mr. Conway serves on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He is a founder and Board Member of the Court of Arbitration for Art. He has served on the Board of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a founder of both the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the Netherlands Mediation Institute (NMI) and served as a board member of each. He has also served as a Board Member and Honorary Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and on the AmCham Legal Committee since 1989. He is ranked a Top Commercial Arbitration Practicioner in The Netherlands by Expert Guids (2020) as well as listed in Who’s Who Legal in the Construction field (2020).
Mr. Conway’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, offshore, manufacturing, consumer and industrial electronics and software industries.
He is currently serving as arbitrator on cases out of China, the United States, Europe, Mongolia, South Africa, Israel, and Romania. His experience encompasses every corner of the world.
Mr. Conway has extensive experience in international arbitrations around the world under various institutional rules (including ICC, NAI, AAA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, LCIA, LMAA, WIPO, and other regional institutes) as well as ad hoc arbitrations. He is a listed Arbitrator at the International Center for Dispute Resolution / American Arbitration Association, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, and US Council for International Business (ICC) as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
He is also regularly engaged as a mediator in international disputes. He is certified as a Mediator with the International Mediation Institute, having previously qualified as Mediator for the Netherlands Mediation Institute, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK), the ADR Centre for Commerce and Industry (Netherlands), and the Rotterdam District Court.
Due to his dual qualifications under U.S. and Dutch law, Mr. Conway is regularly engaged by 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.