Mr Shai Wade > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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International Arbitration


Shai Wade is a Partner and Head of International Arbitration at RPC.

Shai advises on international arbitration, serving both as counsel and arbitrator in complex and large-scale disputes.

Shai is an international arbitration lawyer with a particularly strong expertise in cases arising from the upstream oil and gas and energy sectors as well as in joint-venture, shareholder and partnership disputes and cases involving IT, telecoms, construction, infrastructure, mining and international sale of goods disputes.

He is the co-author of a leading textbook on LCIA arbitration and serves as counsel and arbitrator under rules of the major arbitration institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID and others.

Shai has represented clients from every continent around the world in disputes concerning a variety of national laws. He is an expert in international investment law regularly advising clients on their rights under international treaties.


  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

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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.