Grant Hanessian is an independent arbitrator in New York specializing in international commercial and investor-state disputes with considerable experience in CIS-related matters. He is Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration and the LL.M. International Arbitration Practicum. Prior to July 2020, Mr. Hanessian was a partner at Baker McKenzie, where he practiced for 33 years, serving as global co-head of the firm's International Arbitration Practice and head of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice in North America and New York office Litigation Department. Mr. Hanessian was U.S. member of the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration in Paris from 2015 to 2021 and chair of the Arbitration Committee of the ICC’s U.S. national committee from 2015 to 2020; he is a member of the ICC's Commission on Arbitration and its Task Forces on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities and Financial Institutions and Arbitration and the AAA/ICDR’s International Advisory Committee; Vice President (for U.S.) of the LCIA’s North American Users' Council; a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; and founding board member of the New York International Arbitration Center. For more information, please visit www.hanessianadr.com.