Partner Franz Schwarz receives the American Arbitration Association's Distinguished Service Award

Partner Franz Schwarz receives the American Arbitration Association's Distinguished Service Award

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On November 17, 2007, the American Arbitration Association awarded Franz Schwarz with its Distinguished Service Award "for his distinguished service and support of international arbitration and mediation." Mr. Schwarz received the award at a ceremony in Paris together with Messrs. Hosking and Gusy.

Mark Appel, Senior Vice President of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (the AAA's international division), said the award came in recognition of their "extraordinary leadership of ICDR Young & International." Messrs. Schwarz, Gusy and Hosking founded this program in 2003 as a networking and educational platform for young practitioners devoted to the practice of international arbitration, and served on the program's executive board until this year. During their tenure, the program expanded to include almost 900 members from all continents.

WilmerHale offers one of the world’s premier international arbitration and dispute resolution practices. Centered in the London office, the practice has additional offices in New York, Washington, Beijing, Palo Alto, Brussels and Berlin. Many members of our team are dedicated entirely to international arbitration, with a number of lawyers offering specialization in particular fields (such as oil and gas, insurance, joint venture and M&A). Our international arbitration group has been involved in more than 500 proceedings in recent years, and is consistently ranked at the top of the profession in client and peer reviews, including Chambers and Legal 500. For further information, please contact Gary Born ([email protected]) or Franz Schwarz ([email protected]).