David Rivkin, partner at Debevoise and Plimpton.

David W. Rivkin

Partner
New York
Tel: +1 212 909 6671
London
Tel: +44 20 7786 9171
Overview
David W. Rivkin is Co-Chair of Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and a Past President of the International Bar Association (IBA). ... Read Full Biography

Publications

Upcoming Events

  • A Conversation With David W Rivkin
    17 November 2020
    International Bar Association
    International Bar Association Annual Meeting
    Virtual
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements

Recent Events

  • Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration
    28 October 2020
    Union Internationale des Avocats
    Union Internationale des Avocats Annual Meeting
    Virtual
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Adventures in Blank Sheets: Rethinking the Resolution of Disputes
    27 October 2020
    International Chamber of Commerce
    ICC Task Force on Arbitration and ADR
    Virtual
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Welcome Remarks: Hong Kong and its Role in International Arbitration
    23 October 2020
    Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
    HKIAC ADR in Asia Conference
    Virtual
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Future of Hong Kong Arbitration
    10 September 2020
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Future of U.S.-China Commercial Dispute Resolution
    29 July 2020
    USC/JAMS Arbitration Institute
    Webinar
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • COVID-19: Impact On Contracts and Disputes Involving Russian Parties
    8 April 2020
    Debevoise
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Managing Partner's Career
    22-27 September 2019
    International Bar Association
    International Bar Association Annual Conference 2019
    Seoul, Korea
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    12-13 November 2018
    Atlanta International Arbitration Society
    AtIAS 7th Annual Conference
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Remedies, Specific Performance and Interim Relief
    1 November 2018
    GAR Live
    8th Annual GAR Live HK
    Hong Kong
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Options for Urgent Relief
    31 October 2018
    Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
    HKIAC ADR in Asia Conference
    Hong Kong
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Party Autonomy in Appointing Arbitrators
    27 October 2018
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration Annual Conference
    New Delhi
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Plenary Session
    27 October 2018
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration Annual Conference
    New Delhi
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Climate Change Technology
    18-20 October 2018
    American Branch of the International Law Association
    International Law Weekend
    New York, New York
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Due Process in International Arbitration
    7-12 October 2018
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference
    Rome, Italy
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business and the Rule of Law
    12 October 2018
    International Bar Association
    IBA Rule of Law Forum
    Rome, Italy
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    5-6 October 2018
    Arab Lawyers Forum
    4th Annual Arab Lawyers Forum
    Rome, Italy
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    26 July 2018
    ASEAN Bar
    ASEAN Bar Presidents luncheon
    Singapore
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Dispute Resolution in India
    26 July 2018
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration
    Singapore
    Singapore
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Erasing the Distinction Between "Hard" and "Soft" Law: Trends in Human Rights Law that Every Natural Resources Lawyer Should Know
    19-21 July 2018
    Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
    64th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute
    Victoria, Canada
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in International Disputes
    3 May 2018
    American Bar Association - Section of Litigation
    2018 Section Annual Conference
    San Diego, California
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    26 April 2018
    Commercial Dispute Resolution
    CDR Arbitration Symposium
    London, UK
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • ALI Restatement on International Arbitration
    17-21 April 2018
    American Bar Association - Section of International Law
    2018 Annual Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business Integrity, International Boundary Disputes & Legal Risk
    7 March 2018
    Conoco/Phillips
    In-house Legal Presentation
    Houston, Texas
    Speaking Engagements
  • The New Global Order and Arbitration
    7 December 2017
    The Chartered Institute of Arbitration
    CIArb International Arbitration Conference
    Paris, France
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • From Birth to Death, the Adventurous Life of a Mining Project in Latin America
    9-12 October 2017
    International Bar Association
    IBA 2017 Annual Conference
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Preventing Climate Chaos
    9-12 October 2017
    International Bar Association
    IBA 2017 Annual Conference
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Usefulness and Reliability of Witness Testimony
    9-12 October 2017
    International Bar Association
    IBA 2017 Annual Conference
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Future of Arbitration -- Challenges, Opportunities and Expectations
    24 May 2017
    American Arbitration Association
    AAA-ICDR Columbia Law School Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Plenary Address
    23 May 2017
    Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (Global Forum)
    International Judicial Relations Committee
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Debate judge: "This House Believes that Investor-State Arbitration will Remain an Essential Component to the Success of Future Investment Treaties"
    23 May 2017
    Global Arbitration Review
    GAR Live BITs
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • The GAR Live Inquisition
    15 May 2017
    Global Arbitration Review
    7th Annual GAR Live London
    London, UK
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Examination of Witnesses in International Arbitration
    15-17 March 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: New Opportunities in a Changing Scenario
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Speaking Engagements
  • Have you Hugged Your General Counsel Today?
    17 February 2017
    International Bar Association
    IBA 5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds
    Mumbai, India
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • M&A in the Asia Pacific Region – Distressed or Chasing the Asian Demographics?
    16 February 2017
    International Bar Association
    IBA 5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds
    Mumbai, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Challenge of Human Rights Due Diligence in the Financial Sector
    17 January 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Human Rights Risk for Financial Institutions
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • The IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative
    21 December 2016
    International Bar Association
    Signing of IBA Judicial Anticorruption Compact
    Accra, Ghana
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Address
    14 December 2016
    Israel Bar
    Israel Bar Grand Ceremony
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Rule of Law and Legal Institutions in Addressing Climate Change-Related Adaptation, Mitigation and Litigation
    5 December 2016
    World Bank
    World Bank Legal Conference
    Washington, DC
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Address
    2 December 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Law Firm Management Conference
    Moscow
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Efficiency in International Arbitration
    2 November 2016
    The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Korean Council for International Arbitration, and the International Bar Association
    18th SIDRC Lecture Series
    Seoul, Korea
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Efficiency in International Arbitration
    27 October 2016
    Japan Arbitration Association
    Japan Arbitration Association
    Tokyo, Japan
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Efficiency in International Arbitration
    24 October 2016
    Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration
    Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Center
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Voices of the Next Generation: Bringing Change to the Middle East
    23 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Morning Keynote Address
    21 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Impact of Corruption on Human Trafficking
    21 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • BIC SHOWCASE: Independence of the Legal Profession (Launch of Task Force Report)
    21 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Morning Keynote Address
    20 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Preventing Climate Chaos: The Latest Judicial, Legal and Policy Developments in Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption
    20 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Combatting Judicial Corruption: The Keys to an Effective Judicial System
    19 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Morning Keynote Address
    19 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Ceremony-Keynote Address
    18 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Conference 2016
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    17 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Young Lawyers' Training Course
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address: The IBA and Responsible Business Conduct
    17 September 2016
    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Coordination with the IBA and George Washington University
    The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the Law: Key Considerations for Legal Practitioners
    Washington, DC
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Mining and Human Rights
    20 July 2016
    Mongolian Bar Association
    27th Presidents of Law Associations of Asia Summit 2016
    Paris, France
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Climate Change and Human Rights – Adapting to the Post-COP21 World
    14 June 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Energy & Natural Resources Roundtable – The New Frontier of Risk
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Address
    27 April 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Annual Litigation Forum
    San Francisco, California
    Speaking Engagements
  • How to Face and Confront Complex Challenges
    18 April 2016
    International Bar Association
    Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law 2016 Challenges in the 21st Century: New Issues on the Horizon
    New York, New York
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Remarks
    7 April 2016 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    International Bar Association’s Women Lawyers' Interest Group
    7th World Women Lawyers' Conference
    Berlin, Germany
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Convergence in Asia: Learning From Global Harmonization Initiatives
    21 January 2016
    Asian Business Law Institute
    Doing Business Across Asia: Legal Convergence in an Asian Century
    Singapore
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    19 December 2015
    International Bar Association and the Myanmar Bar Association
    Inauguration of the Myanmar Bar Association
    Yangon, Myanmar
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    12 December 2015
    Casablanca Arbitration Days
    Making International Arbitration Work for Africa
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    10 December 2015 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Paris Bar Association
    Business and Human Rights
    Paris, France
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Roundtable Discussion
    10 December 2015
    French Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Mary Robinson Foundation
    Human Rights Day
    Paris, France
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Address
    9 December 2015
    International Bar Association and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    The Judicial Integrity Initiative: The Judicial System and Corruption
    London, UK
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    7 December 2015
    United Nations Global Compact
    Climate Business Forum
    Paris, France
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction to IBA Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights and the Importance of Accessible and Enforceable Dispute Resolution Mechanism Frameworks
    7 December 2015
    ICC, IBA, PCA & SCC
    COP21 Climate Change Related Disputes: A Role for International Arbitration and ADR
    Paris, France
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    5 December 2015
    International Bar Association
    Foundation of Democracy & New Trends in Dispute Resolution in India
    New Delhi, India
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction Address
    13 November 2015
    International Bar Association
    “800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta and Rule of Law” Conference
    Sao Paolo, Brazil
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    9 November 2015
    Brazilian Bar
    85th Annual Conference
    Brasilia, Brazil
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    27 October 2015
    Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
    “ADR in Asia” Conference
    Hong Kong
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Arbitration Through the Ages and its Role in Enabling International Commerce
    23 October 2015
    College of Commercial Arbitrators
    CCA’s Annual Meeting
    New York, New York
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Role of the State in Protecting the System of Arbitration
    3 July 2015
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    CIArb London Centenary Conference
    Guildhall, London
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Global Corporations and the Rule of Law
    13 June 2015
    American Bar Association
    ABA Magna Carta Program
    Grosvenor House, London
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Welcome Address: Maintaining limits on government power in modern states
    16 May 2015
    Bowman Gilfillan and Hogan Lovells
    Celebrating Magna Carta and the Rule of Law
    The University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business and Climate Justice: What role can business play in tackling the human rights impacts of climate change?
    16 April 2015
    United Nations Global Impact and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
    Business and Climate Justice: What role can business play in tackling the human rights impacts of climate change?
    New York, NY
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
    20 March 2015
    IBA
    4th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Conference: Borderless Asia
    Singapore
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Managing a Deal That's Gone Wrong
    18 March 2015
    IBA
    The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice
    Singapore
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice
    18 March 2015
    IBA
    Managing a Deal That's Gone Wrong
    Singapore
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Jurisdictional Issues
    16 March 2015
    Law Society of Singapore
    Singapore Law Society Litigation Conference
    Singapore
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opening Address
    11-13 March 2015
    International Bar Association

    Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Latest Trends and the Road Ahead

    Sheraton Hotel, Panama City, Panama

    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Climate Change, Justice and Human Rights
    4 March 2015
    IBA
    Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • President's welcome address
    28 February 2015
    IBA
    BRICS to MINT Conference
    London, United Kingdom
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investment arbitration
    27 February 2015
    IBA
    International Arbitration Day
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business and Human Rights
    25 February 2015
    Law Society of England and Wales
    Global Law Summit
    London, United Kingdom
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Quality and Expertise of Arbitrators
    14 February 2015
    Vienna International Arbitral Centre
    Vienna Arbitration Day
    Vienna, Austria
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • IBA Priorities
    13 February 2015
    Austrian Bar
    European Bar Presidents Conference
    Vienna, Austria
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business for the Rule of Law Consultation Workshop
    26 January 2015 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Speaker: David W. Rivkin
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