Timothy Tyler earned his B.A. in English at Yale University in 1986. In 1994 he got his J.D. with honors at the University of Texas School of Law. Now he is with Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Timothy Tyler's 16-year litigation practice emphasizes both international commercial and investor-state arbitration and U.S. litigation with a non-U.S. element. His work involving contracts with state parties has a strong focus on the oil and gas industry. In practice, he regularly advises on and drafts international arbitration clauses in contracts as well as structuring transactions to gain investment treaty protection. He has been involved in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as institutional arbitrations under the rules of ICC, ICDR, ICSID, AAA, Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Cairo Regional International Arbitration Centre. In these and other proceedings, his international work encompasses particular experience with clients in Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Central Asian States, the Middle East and Europe.
Tyler has taught international commercial and investor-state arbitration at the University of Texas School of Law, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor. From 2009 to 2014, he was a Director of the international arbitration section of the University of Texas School of Law Center on Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law. He is now on the advisory board of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business at the University of Texas.