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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Paula Hodges QC

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration

Position

Paula is the head of the global arbitration practice and has over 25 years' experience advising clients in international disputes, particularly in the energy, telecommunications and technology sectors.

Career

Paula has acted for clients as lead counsel and advocate in a substantial number of high profile arbitrations. She has also been closely involved in several cases before the High Court in London, and has appeared before the Court of Appeal and House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Her advocacy skills were formally recognised in 2014 when she was awarded the title of QC.

Paula plays an active role in the international arbitration community. She was appointed vice president of the LCIA in 2015, sits on its board and has sat on the LCIA Court since 2012. She is also involved with the ICC, BIICL, IDRC, ASA, ILA, and the Energy Institute. She has served as an officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee and is included on the AAA's Energy Arbitrators List.

Her expertise in international arbitration, the energy sector and Africa-related disputes is  consistently recognised by local and global legal directories.

Languages

English

Member

LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) – Member of the LCIA Board and Vice President of the LCIA Court
IDRC – Director
ICC London (International Chamber of Commerce)
IBA (International Bar Association)
Member of the PLC Arbitration Consultation Board
Member of Board of Advisers to The Gravitas Review of Business & Property Law, Nigeria
BIICL (British Institute of International Comparative Law)
ASA (Association Suisse de l'arbitrage)
ILA (International Law Association)
AIA (Association for International Arbitration)

Education

Paula studied law at the University of Cambridge and graduated in 1986 with an M.A. in Law.


London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Paula Hodges - Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Within: International arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's 'strong team of dedicated lawyers masters complex subject matter and the advice is pragmatic, measured and fit for purpose'. It advises across a range of sectors, including TMT, financial services, pharmaceuticals, transport, defence and construction, but is particularly well known for its energy arbitration work. Global international arbitration head Paula Hodges is 'a seasoned arbitration lawyer who is very good at handling client relationships at a senior level as well as reassuring nervous witnesses'. Other key figures include Craig Tevendale, who is UK international arbitration head, and Nicholas Peacock, who heads the India international arbitration practice. Also recommended are Chris Parker, Andrew Cannon and of counsel Iain Maxwell.

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