Martin Gusy is a dual-licensed common law-civil law disputes attorney and leads Bracewell’s international arbitration practice. A native German, he has over 20 years of experience serving as legal counsel to commercial parties as well as sovereigns in more than a hundred high-stakes, cross-border disputes and transactions, including international arbitration dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration, investor-state/investment arbitration, US litigation and corporate matters. Martin regularly serves as sole arbitrator, president of the tribunal and party-appointed arbitrator in more than two dozen ICC, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations.
He has been a member of the AAA/ICDR International Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators since 2010 and served as a mediator in an international commercial dispute involving a sovereign. He is the co-author of the second edition of A Guide to the ICDR International Arbitration Rules (2019), a leading industry text published by Oxford University Press, as well as the co-author of the AIPN research paper, “A Global Review of Joint Operating Agreement Disputes” (2020).
Martin is active in various professional associations, including serving on the Executive Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), the ICC Commission Task Force Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration and on the AAA/ICDR Large Complex Case and Publications committees. He has helped draft institutional arbitration rules and is regularly asked to speak at industry events or teach on international arbitration.