Daniel Reich is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice. He has advised States, State-owned entities, and corporations in international arbitration and public international law matters, with a particular focus on oil & gas, power, technology, life sciences, investment protection, and complex commercial disputes. He has also represented State-owned entities, corporate clients and individuals in litigation before United States federal and state courts, as well as in domestic and cross-border investigations by United States governmental authorities.
Recent or pending international arbitration matters in which Daniel Reich has appeared as Counsel include the representation of:
- Cairn Energy PLC in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of India. The claims are brought under the UK-India bilateral investment treaty. The dispute relates to retrospective tax measures adopted by the Indian Government. Over USD 5.5 billion is at stake.
- A European life sciences company as Respondent in an arbitration brought by a European chemical company seeking indemnification under a Share Purchase Agreement. The law of the Claimant’s State applies.
- EGAS in an ICC arbitration in Paris initiated by Spanish Egyptian Gas Company S.A.E. (SEGAS) and in two CRCICA arbitrations initiated by Union Fenosa Gas (UFG). The arbitrations, which involve claims in excess of USD 3 billion, arose under a tolling agreement governed by English law and a related long-term gas supply agreement governed by Egyptian law.
- A European energy company, seller in a long-term gas supply agreement, as Respondent in a gas price review arbitration brought by another European energy company (as buyer). Algerian law applied. Over USD 1.3 billion was at stake.
- EDF International as Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Zurich initiated by a company fully-owned by the German Land of Baden-Württemberg. The dispute arose from the acquisition by the Land of EDF’s stake in an energy company based in the Land of Baden-Württemberg and raised complex issues of EU law. German law applied.
- Electricité de France (EDF) as Claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of Hungary. The dispute arose from the termination of the Power Purchase Agreements put in place during the privatisation of the electricity sector. The claims were brought under the Energy Charter Treaty and the arbitration was conducted in accordance with UNCITRAL Rules.
- A North American agribusiness company as Respondent in an ICC arbitration initiated by European agribusiness companies. The dispute related to the parties' rights of use with respect to proprietary biotechnology. French law applied.
Yale Law School
- Yale Journal of International Law, Co-Editor-in-Chief (2001-02), Articles Editor (2000-01)
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Chair, International Arbitration Committee, American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA)
- Member, International Commercial Disputes Committee, New York City Bar Association
- Member, American Society of International Law (ASIL)
- Member, IBA Arbitration Committee
- Member, North American Users’ Council, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
- Advisory Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
- Member, International Law Committee, New York City Bar Association (2009-12)
- Secretary, Human Rights Committee, New York City Bar Association (2006-09)
- Member of U.S. Delegation, 38th session meeting of UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation
- Member of U.S. Delegation, 35th session meeting of UNCITRAL
- Law Clerk, Hon. Barrington D. Parker, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2004-05)
- Law Clerk, Hon. David G. Trager, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2003-04)