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Tyler B. Robinson
 

Tyler B. Robinson

Partner
 
CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Tyler Robinson is dual-qualified in the U.S. and England and handles a wide variety of high-stakes commercial disputes and international commercial arbitrations. His clients have included leading global private equity firms and multinational companies in the investment, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, consumer retail, energy, telecommunications, defense and insurance industries. Tyler has extensive experience before arbitration tribunals throughout the world, including UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, HKIAC, JAMS, SCC and ad-hoc international arbitrations.  He has litigated cross-border disputes in the national courts of the United States, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand, India, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and the Cayman Islands and has extensive experience working closely with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions throughout the world.  Tyler also regularly advises clients on contentious and regulatory matters that arise in connection with the firm’s corporate transactional practices, where a litigation-experienced perspective can offer new solutions or creative arguments to advance the client’s commercial and transactional goals. He is recognized in The Legal 500 as “a master at collating highly complex and technical elements cohesively” and was named a National Law Journal “ADR Champion” in 2017. 

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Work Highlights
Accolades
  • National Law Journal, “ADR Champion” 2017
  • The Legal 500 U.S.
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, 1998 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Michigan Law Review, Article Editor
  • Macalester College, 1994 B.A.
    magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Associations
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • International Bar Association
  • HKIAC Panel of Arbitrators
  • SIAC Panel of Arbitrators
Clerkships
  • Hon. Ferdinand Fernandez, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1999–2000
  • Hon. Thomas P. Griesa, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York 1998–1999
Admissions
  • New York 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 2000
  • England and Wales 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 2010
  • United States Supreme Court 2010

Tyler Robinson is dual-qualified in the U.S. and England and handles a wide variety of high-stakes commercial disputes and international commercial arbitrations. His clients have included leading global private equity firms and multinational companies in the investment, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, consumer retail, energy, telecommunications, defense and insurance industries. Tyler has extensive experience before arbitration tribunals throughout the world, including UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, HKIAC, JAMS, SCC and ad-hoc international arbitrations.  He has litigated cross-border disputes in the national courts of the United States, England, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand, India, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and the Cayman Islands and has extensive experience working closely with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions throughout the world.  Tyler also regularly advises clients on contentious and regulatory matters that arise in connection with the firm’s corporate transactional practices, where a litigation-experienced perspective can offer new solutions or creative arguments to advance the client’s commercial and transactional goals. He is recognized in The Legal 500 as “a master at collating highly complex and technical elements cohesively” and was named a National Law Journal “ADR Champion” in 2017.

Tyler’s experience includes representing:

  • MatlinPatterson’s Global Opportunities Fund II in Chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of New York
  • A global investment management firm in complex, cross-border Brazilian and U.S. parallel (Chapter 15 adversary) proceedings relating to an investment in the Brazilian aviation sector;
  • Leading global private equity firms in connection with a broad spectrum of contentious, cross-border issues adjacent to M&A transactions and their limited partner, key-person and senior executive relationships;
  • A Belize investment vehicle in ICC arbitration governed by English law and seated in Paris arising from a shareholder agreement dispute; 
  • A U.S. multinational company in connection with M&A post-closing tax disputes spanning multiple continental European jurisdictions;
  • A U.S. public company in restructuring proceedings in the Netherlands;
  • A European pharmaceutical company in successfully enjoining a key departing executive from breaching a shareholder non-compete agreement, under English law, in SCC arbitration seated in Stockholm;
  • A European media company in an M&A-related dispute in LCIA arbitration seated in London, governed by English law;
  • French food group Danone in securing a €105 million UNCITRAL arbitration award, plus an additional €29 million in interest and legal costs, under English law, in Singapore, arising out of a mass contamination and product recall spanning eight countries in Asia Pacific;
  • Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo in securing a final award of more than US$525 million on a fraud claim brought in ICC arbitration in Singapore, governed by Indian law, relating to a share purchase agreement;
  • U.S. investment fund MatlinPatterson in successfully opposing enforcement of a US$55 million Brazilian arbitral award in New York federal court under the New York Convention and resisting enforcement of the same award in the Cayman Islands courts and before the U.K. Privy Council;
  • A leading Asian investment management firm in ICC arbitration governed by Hong Kong law and seated in Hong Kong arising from a shareholder dispute with a former executive;
  • A global private equity firm in HKIAC arbitration governed by Hong Kong law and seated in Hong Kong arising from the disposal of a mainland Chinese investment;
  •  A global private equity firm in ICC arbitration governed by Brazilian law and seated in São Paulo arising from the purchase of a Brazilian information technology company;
  • A UK hedge fund in international arbitration seated in Chicago with a former representative;
  •  A UK FTSE 100 company and its UK and US subsidiaries in connection with a multi-party, complex product liability dispute in Texas governed by Texas, Louisiana and Federal Maritime law, arising out of Hurricane damage to offshore oil drilling rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico;
  • A Global defense manufacturer headquartered in the Middle East in LCIA international arbitration in London against breach of contract claims under a billion-dollar government requirements contract;
  • A European pharmaceutical and cosmetics company in AAA/ICDR international arbitration against fraud and contract claims arising out of a global licensing agreement;
  •  A computer hardware manufacturer in UNCITRAL international arbitration in London concerning a licensing dispute relating to mobile telecommunications technology;
  • Moody’s Investors Service in connection with a variety of international arbitrations, domestic litigations and regulatory matters across numerous jurisdictions including Italy, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and Brazil relating to Moody’s global credit rating activity;
  • A Bermuda insurance company in ad hoc arbitration in Toronto under the English Arbitration Act, arising out of a coverage dispute over a mass-tort gas explosion in the United States;
  • A U.S. insurance company against its reinsurers in a series of ad hoc arbitrations under the English Arbitration Act relating to insurance losses caused by historic flooding in the United States;
  • A major global investment bank in relation to a joint-venture dispute in the renewable energy sector subject to UNCITRAL international arbitration in Hong Kong;
  •  A U.S. issuer in an overseas internal investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
  • Institutional investors in judgment enforcement proceedings in federal court in New York against the Republic of Argentina arising out of the Republic’s 2002 global debt default; and
  • Swiss Reinsurance Company in New York federal court in its jury trial victory and on two separate appeals to the US Court of Appeals concerning the property insurance coverage for the World Trade Center following its destruction on 11 September 2001.

Tyler received his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an Article Editor for the Michigan Law Review and recipient of the Helen DeRoy Memorial Award, Saul Nadler Memorial Award and Raymond Dykema Award for academic achievements. Prior to joining the Firm in 2000, Tyler served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Ferdinand Fernandez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California and the Hon. Thomas Griesa of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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      Tyler Robinson Co-Authors Chapter on U.S.C. § 1782 which provides U.S. federal courts with wide-ranging powers to assist in obtaining evidence in foreign and international proceedings
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      Tyler Robinson Named a National Law Journal “ADR Champion”