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RPC
TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE
ST KATHARINE'S WAY
LONDON
E1W 1AA
England
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Work Department

Insurance; International Arbitration

Position

Legal Counsel. Paul advises London and overseas insurers in the political risk and trade credit market. This advice involves claims, coverage disputes, wordings, and subrogated recovery actions. His experience includes representing insurers in disputes, often subject to international arbitration, concerning alleged expropriation, political violence, commodities trading and bank lending.

Paul also has significant experience of both commercial and investor-state arbitration. Paul has arbitrated disputes under the LCIA, ICC, PCA, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. Paul has acted for and against a number of Middle-Eastern and African governments in disputes concerning sectors including energy, power and telecommunications and often involving matters of public international law. Paul has also represented international energy, commodities, telecommunications and technology clients in a number of commercial disputes.

Career

Eversheds LLP (as it was then): Trainee (London/Paris) 2007 – 2009. Associate, International Arbitration (Paris) 2009 – 2011; Clyde & Co (London) Associate/Senior Associate, Political Risk Insurance 2011 – 2016. Senior Associate, International Arbitration 2016 – 2019; RPC (London) Legal Counsel 2019.

Education

Education: University of Bath, BSc Business (2001 – 2005). College of Law, GDL (2005 – 2006). College of Law, LPC (2006 – 2007). Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) (2018).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

With ‘credible international arbitration expertise‘, RPC‘s sector credentials cover IP, technology, insurance, reinsurance, construction and engineering, along with international trade, finance, energy and transport. Consultant Jonathan Wood is international arbitration chair, while May 2022 partner recruit from Stephenson Harwood Shai Wade heads the London international arbitration team. Tatiana Minaeva is a commercial and investor-state arbitration expert; of counsel Paul Baker is ‘a formidable lawyer‘; and senior associates Kirtan Prasad, Suzie Kurdi and Adam Forster all maintain active international arbitration practices.