Pieter de Ganon specializes in international dispute resolution, with a particular focus on IP licensing disputes. He has acted as counsel in commercial and investment arbitrations conducted under AAA-ICDR, ICC, ICSID, JAMS, JCAA, SCC, and UNCITRAL rules. He has represented clients in arbitration-related litigation, including applications for interim measures, jurisdictional challenges, and enforcement proceedings. And he has tried technology and IP disputes in arbitration, litigation, and international trade proceedings related to agtech, biologics, cleantech, haptics, medical devices, metallurgical and magnetic technologies, semiconductor design/fabrication, and wireless telecommunications.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. de Ganon practiced in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. While resident in Tokyo, Mr. de Ganon taught law at Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. He speaks and reads Japanese fluently.
Mr. de Ganon maintains an active public interest practice. For his civil rights and immigration work, he has received the MLK Award for Civil Rights Advocacy by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, the American Heritage Award by the American Immigration Council, the Courageous Luminaries Award by the National Immigration Law Center, the Wiley W. Manuel Award, and a California State Senate commendation.
Mr. de Ganon graduated from New York University School of Law, where he edited the Law Review. He also holds an LL.M. from the University of London and a Ph.D. in Japanese economic history from Princeton University. He clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Toshiba in three concurrent ICC arbitrations seated in New York against Western Digital relating to Toshiba's memory chip business. California and Japan law applied.
- Japanese multinational in ICDR arbitration seated in New York against Dutch multinational in a dispute arising from a patent cross-license agreement. New York law applied.
- Japanese car maker in JCAA arbitration seated in Tokyo against a Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer in a dispute arising from a joint-venture agreement. Japan law applied.
- Danish cleantech company in ICDR arbitration seated in New York against German carbon back manufacturer arising from technology licensing agreement. UK law applied.
- Danish cleantech company in SCC arbitration against Belgian metals company in trade secret dispute related to asset and share purchase agreement. Danish law applied.
- U.S. biotechnology company against Japanese pharmaceutical company seated in Seattle in ICDR arbitration related to chemotherapeutics. Washington law applied.
- U.S. technology company against Korean conglomerate in ICC arbitration seated in Honolulu related to haptics technology. New York law applied.
- U.S. agrotechnology company in ICDR arbitration against Dutch agrotechnology company related to plant patent ownership.
- U.S. emissions/gas measurement company against Korean environment monitoring company in ICC arbitration related to sales and supply agreement.
- LL.M., Queen Mary University of London
- J.D., New York University School of Law
- Ph.D., Princeton University
- B.A., Columbia University
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, The Honorable Leonard B. Sand
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, The Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr.