Paul E Mason

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Representative Cases


      FIRST MEDIATION 
  • Mediated complex multi-party US$ 50 million dispute between eight multinational oil companies and U.S. state regulator in the environmental sector, reaching full settlement.

       FIRST ARBITRATION

  •  Arbitrator on three-member International Panel chaired by Willem Vis for arbitration between Spanish and American companies in the product distribution sector: distribution contract, Massachusetts - U.S. procedural and substantive law, AAA Rules, in English.

REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATION CASES        

- Co-arbitrator in aviation sector arbitration: aircraft leasing agreement, issues of responsibility for maintenance and repair of leased airplane.  Delaware - U.S. procedural and substantive law, AAA Commercial Large Complex Case Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in dispute between major e-commerce players over thousands of e-commerce shipments: E-commerce sector, Master E-Commerce Reseller Agreement, Washington State substantive law and Florida procedural law, AAA Commercial Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in debt-to-equity conversion case between Swedish and U.S. parties: post-dispute submission agreement and share purchase agreements, Florida procedural law and Dutch substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Co-arbitrator on three-member panel in US$70+ million simulated arbitration tracking ongoing arbitration in financial services and health care sectors: financial auditing agreements, Florida procedural and substantive law, CPR Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in information technology cloud computing dispute between U.K./U.S. and Canadian companies: IT services agreements, Georgia – U.S. procedural law and Virginia substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Co-arbitrtator for arbitration between U.S. and Chinese companies: personal care product marketing sector,marketing agreement, Florida procedural and substantive law, AAA Commercial Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in military aircraft communications & equipment case between U.S. companies: aviation sector, subcontract agreement for military equipment procurement, Florida procedural and substantive law, AAA Commercial Rules, in English.

- Co-arbitrator for Caribbean data communications case: telecom sector, joint development agreements for internet research facility, etc., island procedural law and U.S. federal substantive law, AAA Commercial Rules, in English with some documents in French.

- Co-arbitrator for AAA information technology services case between two major U.S. multinationals:IT outsourcing agreements, New York procedural and substantive law, AAA Commercial Large Complex Case Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in medical equipment dispute between Paraguayan doctor/buyer and U.S. OEM seller:  medical technology sector, Florida procedural and substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in mortgage software dispute between Indian and U.S. parties:  IT and financial services sectors, software licensing and services agreement, Florida procedural and substantive law, AAA Commercial Large Complex Case Rules, in English.

- Co-arbitrator in M&A case in the Brazilian petrochemical industry between Spanish and Brazilian parties: share purchase and related agreements, Brazilian procedural and substantive law, Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC/São Paulo) Rules, in Portuguese.  

- Co-arbitrator in telecommunications equipment arbitration between Mexican and U.S. entities: Equipment licensing agreement, Florida procedural and substantive law, AAA Commercial Large Complex Case Rules, in English. 

- Sole arbitrator in dispute between U.S. and U.K. companies in aviation sector: Distributor agreement, Florida procedural and substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Panel Chair in $30M financial services sector arbitration between U.S. and Chinesecompanies: Reverse merger agreements, Florida procedural and substantive law, ICDR Rules.

- Co-arbitrator in arbitration between Brazilian product manufacturer and U.S.-based Brazilian distributor/importer: Import-export and product marketing agreements, CISG and U.S. federal substantive law, Florida procedural law, ICC Rules, in English with Portuguese-speaking witnesses and documents in Portuguese.

- Lead counsel in major offshore drilling arbitration between Brazilian and Norwegian entities: JOA (Joint Operating Agreement, Brazilian CPC as procedural law, Brazilian substantive law, LCIA - UNICTRAL Rules, in English with documents in Portuguese.

- Counsel for arbitration between Central American and U.S. based companies in the sports and media sectors: Broadcasting rights agreements for Latin American national football (soccer) team, Florida substantive and procedural law, ad hoc arbitration, in English.

- Co-arbitrator for arbitration between Brazilian and U.S. parties: financial sector, Florida procedural and New York substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Counsel in project finance/executive compensation case between Brazilian and U.S. multinational parties: electrical energy sector, New York procedural and substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in case between Indian and U.S. companies: IT sector, IT outsourcing agreement, Florida procedural and substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Sole arbitrator in ICDR arbitration between Panamanian and U.S. companies:steel industry sector, product sales agreement, Florida procedural and substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

- Co-arbitrator in ICDR arbitration between Canadian and U.S. companies in the medical technology sector: Corporate shareholder and product licensing agreements, Florida procedural and substantive law, ICDR Rules, in English.

REPRESENTATIVE DOMAIN NAME CASES

Panelist for over 50 WIPO domain names cases in a wide variety of sectors.  Parties from Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia and Ukraine.  Documents and decisions in English, Portuguese (for .br cases) and Russian.

Sole panelist in four ICDR new domain name extension string confusion cases 

REPRESENTATIVE MEDIATION CASES

Mediator for AAA case between U.S. corporate buyer and seller of corporate jet, with alleged design flaw. Mediation conducted via Zoom.

Mediator for $2.6M ICDR arbitration between Brazilian and Central American companies in the produce distribution sector (negotiations ongoing). 

Mediator for $MM ICDR arbitration between Japanese and U.S. parties in the personal care products marketing & distribution sector. 

Mediator for $3M Florida state court case between British and Russian companies in the aviation sector (settlement accord reached).

Mock WIPO mediation in trademark infringement dispute involving use of similar name in different International Trademark Classes.

Mediator and co-mediator for several disputes between Brazilian parties in residential construction and family matters (in Portuguese, settlements reached).

Mediator for $3M ICDR arbitration  between U.S. and Brazilian companies over M & A in oil & gas sector involving environmental and tax liabilities. Bilingual mediation conducted in English and Portuguese (partial accord reached). 

Mediator for $1.5M U.S. Federal Court case between Argentine and U.S. companies in reinsurance dispute on government bid performance bond. Mediation in English with Spanish (settlement accord reached).

Mediator for $5M complex, multiparty ICC arbitration between Central American electric company and Swiss reinsurer over damage claims to large sophisticated power generators (settlement accord reached, bilingual mediation in English and Spanish, 11 participants from six countries).

Mediator for $1.5M ICDR arbitration between Central American entity and U.S. travel service company over charter flight to 2010 World Cup (settlement accord reached).

Mediator for ad hoc dispute between U.S. and Russian companies over shipping of large quantities of foodstuffs, demurrage, etc. (settlement accord reached, business relations preserved, documents in Russian and Ukrainian).

Counsel for ICDR arbitration between Brazilian executive and U.S. energy generating company over executive compensation for attaining project finance goals.  Settlement reached with first ever international mediation conducted via videoconference. 

Mediated numerous internal disputes between international business groups as in-house counsel for major multinational IT company.

Mediator for $55M dispute between eight multinational oil companies and state attorney general representing local community over groundwater pollution (settlement accord reached).