Industry Experience

Selected Topics

The following industry sectors are representative of Mr. O'Neill's experience as arbitrator.  Additional information can be provided upon request with respect to any given industry sector, geographic region or type of case

Aero-Space/Defense

Aero-Space/Defense

  • Domestic revenue sharing dispute between Global and regional passenger carriers
  • Development disputes involving the next generation fighter jet between American defense contractor and European subcontractor
  • South Asian maintenance related disputes regarding the existing generation fighter jet
  • Technology transfer related to ballistic missile defense
  • Russian satellite parts supply dispute
  • Satellite digital transmission license and services-related claim

Communications

 Communications: 

  • $US Nine figure patent licensing dispute between Asian and American telecom companies
  • $US Eight figure prepaid calling card dispute between Israeli and American companies
  • $US Eight figure voice recognition modem chip contract with foreign supplier
  • Satellite digital transmission license and services-related claim
  • Domestic Telecom contract rate disputes
  • Domestic Web-based video library services dispute

Distribution/Supply

Distribution/Supply: 

  • $US Nine to ten figure dispute involving European and American transportation companies
  • $US Nine figure industrial gas supply/off-take long term requirements contract between Asian companies
  • $US Nine to ten figure apparel industry long term license
  • Military and civilian aerospace supply/service contracts 
  • Explosives, printing, food and beverage (foreign and domestic) supply contracts, including outsourcing (e.g.. China)

Energy

Energy: 

  • $US Eight figure Eastern European privatization joint venture
  • Vietnamese and Korean power generation contracts
  • $US Eight figure oil storage claim (with South American sovereign ultimate owner)
  • Solar power generation in South Asia logistics related dispute
  • Domestic municipal electricity supply contract
  • (Note: Also arbitral advocacy experience in long term take and pay LNG supply involving North Africa state enterprise and US company)

Intellectual Property-- Technology/Life Sciences

Intellectual Property:

Ownership, patent licensing and related trade secret disputes over intellectual property, including “product” definition patent infringement disputes; examples include:

  • Life Sciences
  1. $US multibillion pharmaceutical patent license dispute between European and American companies;
  2. $US ten figure patent licensing and genetic technology trade secret dispute between Asian pharmaceutical and American biotech company;
  3. $US ten figure consumer electronics patent license dispute;
  4. Declaratory judgment actions involving pharmaceutical “product” definition based on patent claims infringement
  5. Declaratory Judgment action involving life science product development collaboration agreement
  •  Technology
  1. $US Nine figure Russian defense technology patent license claim
  2. $US Nine figure European bottling technology patent license dispute;
  3. $US Nine figure Asian telecom patent license FRAND dispute
  4. $US Eight figure healthcare patent license claim;

Private Equity/Investments/Acquisitions

Private Equity/Investments/Acquisitions: 

  • $US Nine figure shipping asset post-closing adjustment dispute between American and European parties
  • $US Nine figure sovereign backed loan acquisition dispute
  • $US Eight figure private investment fundraising dispute with Asian Sovereign
  • $US Eight figure Latin American transportation dispute
  • $US Eight figure gaming industry partnership investment dispute
  • $US Eight figure invesment management partnership dispute
  • $US Eight figure post-closing adjustment claims, including food and transportation industries, as well as related non-competition disputes
  • $US Seven to Eight cross-border fashion/garment industry disputes between partners and also venture capitalists
  • Acquisition related environmental indemnity claims; hedge fund claims; office buildings investment partnerships; and stock valuation of foreign company