Senior Director, Oracle Corporation
Aren has handled a wide variety of international commercial disputes before arbitral tribunals and national courts (both in the United States and Europe) involving numerous industries. His arbitration experience includes disputes arising in relation to intellectual property rights, such as international trademark licensing matters. In the fine arts, Aren has experience with investigations and litigation involving contested claims of ownership to art relating to the Nazi era, and experience in connection with commercial litigation regarding gallery ownership issues.
In addition to his involvement with the Court of Arbitration for Art, Aren is a member of the list of arbitrators maintained by the World International Property Organization and an officer of the United States National Arbitration Committee of the ICC, where he is a member of the United States Delegation to the ICC Commission and represents the interests of United States national arbitration practitioners based in Europe. Aren also served as Rapporteur to the Joint Working Group on Arbitration and EU Antitrust Damages Actions, which was created by the ICC’s Commissions on Competition and Arbitration.
Aren is widely published in leading journals of international arbitration and is regularly invited to speak at international arbitration conferences. In addition, Aren has lectured on international arbitration at the École de formation professionnelle des barreaux de la cour d'appel de Paris, NYU School of Law, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Master d'Arbitrage & Commerce international (MACI) at the Université de Versailles – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris Saclay). Aren serves on the editorial board of the Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales and Journal of International Arbitration.
Aren studied at Dartmouth College (A.B. 1996) (Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude) and at the NYU School of Law (J.D. 2000) (order of the coif, magna cum laude). From 2002-2003, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Roger L. Gregory, now Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Aren trained and qualified in the United States, where he was admitted to the New York Bar in 2001, and later qualified in France with admission to the Paris Bar in 2011. Aren practices in English and French, and is also comfortable taking evidence in the Spanish language.
Jurisdiction: U.S.A; France