Javier H. Rubinstein

Javier Rubinstein is a partner in the International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution practice of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Javier was previously Vice Chairman and Global General Counsel of the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of firms spanning 157 countries. Before that, he led Mayer Brown's Chicago litigation practice and the firm's International Arbitration practice globally.

Javier has handled numerous high-profile international commercial and investment arbitrations, representing clients from North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia in complex disputes before such institutions as the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. Representative matters include Javier's representation of the Government of Argentina in multiple ICSID arbitrations arising from Argentina's 2001 fiscal crisis, representation of a U.S. agricultural producer in an ICSID arbitration against the Government of Mexico arising from measures to restrict sale of certain sweeteners and his representation of USA Track and Field in an arbitration before the Court of Arbitration for Sport that enabled the United States to retain its 2000 Gold Medal in the 4x100 mens' relay.

As Global General Counsel of PwC, Javier has been involved in a wide variety of commercial, regulatory and other disputes all over the world, enhancing his ability to bring a client-focused perspective aimed at solving clients' problems. He also has had an active litigation practice throughout his career, handling trials and appeals in state and federal courts across the United States, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Javier was named one of the "World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration" by Euromoney Magazine in 2006. He has also been rated by Chambers and Partners for his "marvelous ability to translate the client's position into the language of international arbitration," "a very sophisticated cross-examiner" equally "effective with the written word," and that "being fluent in Spanish accentuates the decidedly international edge to Rubinstein's practice, whereby he has acted for U.S., Latin American, European and Asian clients."

Since 1996, Javier has served as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, teaching seminars on U.S. Supreme Court litigation, international commercial arbitration and managing legal risk in a global economy.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and 2) International Arbitration & ADR
Law School Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.,1989)
Admitted Year 1989
Education Harvard University Kennedy School of Government (M.P.P.,1986);University of Michigan (B.A.,1984)
Bar Member / Association IllinoisState Bar Association,New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/javierrubinstein
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