Philip Robben is head of the firm’s International Arbitration team. His practice focuses on international and domestic litigation and arbitration. Philip’s experience includes the representation of multinational clients in disputes concerning bilateral investment treaties (BITs), allegations of fraud, insurance coverage, breach of contract and the U.S. False Claims Act, as well as state and local false claims laws.
Philip has represented companies involved in numerous industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, business process outsourcing (BPOs), software and IT consulting, construction, logistics and shipping, banking and finance, life insurance, telecommunications, industrial manufacturing and consumer products. A substantial part of his practice involves representing multinational companies that do business in the United States.
Philip’s outstanding writing skills and acute attention to detail are supported by his unwavering tenacity to resolve every dispute in his client’s best interests, whether it be by trial, arbitration hearing or settlement. Philip strives to make the resolution of every dispute as easy as possible for his clients. Philip’s clients value that he personally handles their cases (efficiently supported by more junior team members) and is highly responsive to their specific needs.
Philip also understands the cultural miscues that can result when parties from different countries work—and fight—with each other. Because many of his clients are international, and do not have an understanding of the U.S. legal system, Philip is appreciated for taking the time to explain their options in an actionable manner and advise them as to a recommended course of action that makes sense for their business and goals.
New York International Arbitration Center, founding board member