John Fellas is a partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and co-chair of the Arbitration Practice and co-chair of the International Practice of that firm.
Mr. Fellas has practiced in both the U.S. and England, and as well as being a member of the New York Bar, he is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He has served as counsel, and as chair, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator, in arbitrations under the AAA, ICC, LCIA, UNICTRAL, ICDR, SIAC and ad hoc rules. He also serves on the Mediation Panel of the District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has also been retained to act as an expert witness on U.S. law in proceedings in other countries.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and of the Subcommittee on Revision of the International Centre of Dispute Resolution Arbitration Rules.
He has been recognized for his practice in international arbitration by: Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who Of Business Lawyers; Chambers USA - Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Chambers Global; The Best Lawyers In America; Euromoney Expert Guides -- Best of the Best USA. The most recent editions of Chambers Global and Chambers USA noted that he is “a wonderful lawyer with very thorough legal knowledge,” and that he is “one of the best--his reputation is phenomenal and deserved.”
He has also been recognized for his practice in commercial litigation by: Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; New York Super Lawyers.
He is co-editor of International Commercial Arbitration in New York (Oxford University Press 2010).
He received a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Durham, England, and both an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from the Harvard Law School.