Our Editors


Editors-In-Chief:

George A. Bermann is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law (a chair conferred by the Commission of the European Communities), as well as the Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He has been a member of the Columbia Law School faculty since 1975, teaching a range of subjects: initially heavily domestic (contracts and administrative law), but now for many years entirely comparative, international and transnational.

 

 

 

 

Robert H. Smit is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York where he concentrates in international arbitration and litigation. He has served as counsel, arbitrator, and expert in a wide variety of international arbitrations around the world.

 

 

 

Managing Editor:

Dr. Kabir Duggal is an attorney in Arnold and Porter’s New York office focusing on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters, serving as both as counsel and arbitrator. Dr. Duggal is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, teaching “International Investment Law and Arbitration.” He is also a Course Director and Faculty Member for the Columbia Law School-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration. He also acts as a Consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) on the creation of a novel “Investment Support Program.” He has also conducted training and capacity-building sessions for several Governments including Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, India, Philippines among others on public international law and dispute resolution matters. He also serves on the Federal Republic of Somalia’s New York Convention Task Force as well as the WTO Negotiating Team (International Board). He has published over 40 articles and has spoken at over 300 arbitration events all over the owrld. Kabir is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, University of Oxford (DHL-Times of India Scholar) and NYU School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar), Leiden Law School (2019 CEPANI Academic Prize), and is current pursuing an SJD Degree from Harvard Law School.

Previous Managing Editor:

Elizabeth H. Cooper was the Managing Editor of ARIA from 1998-2016.