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Paul Friedland is a partner in White & Case's New York office and global head (since 2002) of the Firm's International Arbitration Practice Group, which comprises 175 lawyers and is ranked No.1 by Chambers and Global Arbitration Review.
Paul has served as counsel or arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations, both commercial and investor-state. He has argued ground-breaking cases, including the successful representation of SGS in an ICSID claim against Paraguay, which resulted in a landmark decision that expanded the potential protection afforded to foreign investors under international law.
Paul’s leadership positions include: American Arbitration Association (Executive Committee, 2011-14; Chair of Law Committee, 2008-14; Chair of Subcommittee on ICDR Rules revision, 2013-14), International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee Co-chair, 2014-15), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Court member, since 2013), and London Court of International Arbitration (Court member, 2006-10).
Chambers Global has described Paul as "one of the leading lawyers in the world… and one of the most respected advocates on the international scene" and "an excellent leader of the practice and an excellent counsel” (ranking Paul in Band 1 for Leading Individuals and ranking the White & Case International Arbitration Group in Band 1).
A frequent writer and speaker on international arbitration topics, Paul is the author of Arbitration Clauses for International Contracts (2d. ed. 2007), which has been described as a "must-have for all practitioners working in the burgeoning field of international arbitration" (N.Y. Law Journal, April 2008).
Paul also has broad experience of US litigation, having secured favorable verdicts on behalf of his clients in two jury trials and one bench trial.
Last Updated 20th September 2017