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Shawn Conway (1956) is Managing Partner of the law firm Conway & Partners, Advocaten & Attorneys-at-law. He represents and advises multinational and other internationally operating companies on (international) business transactions as well as resolution of disputes. Shawn is admitted to the bar in the United States (District of Columbia and Illinois) as well as The Netherlands.
Shawn practiced law for five years in Washington D.C. before moving to The Netherlands where he has practiced since 1987. He is a guest lecturer on international business and dispute resolution for the law faculty of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He publishes and gives speeches regularly on related topics.
In addition to representing parties in (international) arbitrations and mediations, Shawn is an arbitrator and mediator. He is a founder and board member of the International Mediation Institute and the Netherlands Mediation Institute. He has also served on the AmCham Legal Committee since 1989 and is a Board Member and Honorary Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands . He serves on the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and is Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).
Shawn obtained his Bachelors degree (Summa Cum laude) in 1979 from Northern Illinois University, and his Juris Doctor degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame in 1982. He obtained his Dutch law degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 1997.
More than 20 years of experience as a mediator under the auspices of the Netherlands Mediation Institute, the ACB Mediation Centre, International Chamber of Commerce (Paris) and the Courts of the Netherlands.
Facilitative (but willing to provide an evaluative recommendation at the request of all parties if a mediation deadlocks)
Commercial transactions (contracts, sale of goods, agency, distribution, licencing)
Intellectual property and technology joint ventures
CEDR Solv(UK) / Common Sense (Netherlands)
Guest Lecturer, Erasmus University Law Faculty
Guest Lecturer, Utrecht University Law Faculty (past)
Guest Lecturer, Leiden University Law Faculty (past)
Guest Lecturer, Free University Amsterdam Law Faculty (past)
Het NMI Mediation Reglement 2008: Tekst en Toelichting/ S.C. Conway, ISBN 978 90 12 38121 5, 124 pages, Sdu Publishers, The Hague (2008)
Document Disclosure in International Construction Arbitration / S.C. Conway, Construction Law Journal, Vol. 23, p.105 (2007)
Contract Interpretation in the USA: a Practical Overview / S.C. Conway, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (2005)
Document Discovery in International Arbitration – Getting the Documents You Need / S.C. Conway, The Transnational Lawyer, Vol. 18, p. 371, 2005
The Proposed EU Directive on certain aspects of Mediation in civil and commercial matters. / S.C. Conway –In Tijdschrift voor Mediation, 2005
Court-Annexed Mediation Launched Nationwide / S.C. Conway– In IBA Mediation Newsletter Vol. 1, no. 3, December 2005, p.33
The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Conciliation / S.C. Conway – In: Tijdschrift voor Mediation 4, 2004, p. 96
Uniform Mediation Act (U.S.A.) / S.C. Conway – In: Tijdschrift voor Mediation 1, 2003, p. 6
Samenvoeging van Arbitrages / S.C. Conway – In: Onderneming & Financiering, 2002, p. 88
Geschillen Oplossen Buiten de Rechtbank / S.C. Conway - In: Energiebeurs Bulletin (2000)
Compulsory Disclosure of Evidence in the United States and The Netherlands / S.C. Conway - In: Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business (1998)
Telephonic Mediation: a solution of last resort? / S.C. Conway - In: Tijdschrift voor Mediation 4, 1997, p. 72
Professionaliteit in Mediation: het NMI-Mediation-Reglement en de NMI-Gedragsregels / S.C. Conway - In: Tijdschrift voor Mediation 1, 1997
Dispute Resolution Methods / S.C. Conway (co-author of chapter on The Netherlands) - In: Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business (1994)
Update on Foreign Investment Regulations in the U.S. / S.C. Conway - In: International Company and Commercial Law Review 4, 1990 p. 92
Getuigenbewijs in Amerikaanse Procedures / S.C. Conway - In: Advocatenblad 8, 1989, p. 218
Public Funding of Private Education / S.C. Conway (co-author) - In: Journal of Legislation 10, 1983 p. 146
Collaterally Attacking Deportation Orders in Criminal Prosecutions / S.C. Conway - In: Notre Dame Lawyer 56, 1981 p. 677
Netherlands Mediation Institute Code
European Code of Conduct
IMI Code of Conduct
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