Robert H. Smit is an independent arbitrator in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations seated around the world. Mr. Smit is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses and seminars on international arbitration and transnational litigation. He a retired Litigation Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he Co-Chaired the Firm’s International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Smit is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Review of International Arbitration; Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration; and Adviser to the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of the U.S. Law of International Arbitration. He is also former U.S. Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s International Commercial Disputes Committee; Chair of the CPR Arbitration Committee; and Vice-Chair of the IBA’s International Arbitration and ADR Committee.