Martin Gusy is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He has more than a decade of international dispute resolution, litigation and corporate experience. Mr. Gusy focuses on international arbitration and complex cross-border litigation involving private parties and sovereigns. He also advises on corporate matters for European businesses entering and operating in the U.S. marketplace.
Mr. Gusy primarily represents European and North American clients with interests spanning the globe from New York to Paris, London to Frankfurt, Vienna to Zurich, and Sao Paulo to Singapore. He has worked in a broad range of substantive areas, including technology, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, insurance, intellectual property, construction, mining, and oil and gas. He has deep experience in high-stakes, cross-border commercial disputes under all major institutional sets of rules and has represented industry leaders in hundred-million-dollar ICSID arbitrations against sovereign states.
European companies with corporate interests in the United States also regularly turn to Mr. Gusy for counsel. He is called upon to advise on initial corporate structures and contracts, as well as to lead transactions, including the formation of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Gusy’s advocacy work is informed by his serving as an arbitrator in primarily European and U.S.-based arbitrations, including AAA/ICDR, ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc panels. Parties involved have been based in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is a member of the AAA/ICDR International Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, as well as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
Mr. Gusy is an active member of numerous professional associations, including the International Arbitration Institute (IAI), German Arbitration Institution (DIS), German-American Lawyers’ Association (DAJV), Inter-American Bar Association (IABA), New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He was involved in drafting a set of institutional arbitration rules and served on a model contracts drafting committee with the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). Mr. Gusy is co-author of A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules, a leading industry text published by Oxford University Press.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gusy was a partner in the New York office of a large U.S. law firm. In addition, he Martin co-founded a multilingual law firm headquartered in New York, where he led that firm’s litigation & arbitration practice. That firm was recognized by Corporate Intl magazine as the “International Arbitration Advisory Firm of the Year in the USA” in 2010.