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International Arbitration


Jonathan Wood has deep rooted experience supporting clients in a wide number of jurisdictions in arbitration proceedings and cross border litigation. He Chairs RPC’s International Arbitration practice.

Jonathan specialises in international arbitration and dispute resolution relating to international trade (including Bilateral Investment Treaty claims), joint venture and shareholder disputes, project and energy claims, credit and political risk insurance, reinsurance, cultural property and specie, banking and trade finance, fraud and asset tracing, public and private international law.

He has handled numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations as counsel, and related court proceedings, and has sat as arbitrator in many cases.

Jonathan is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also former Chairman of the International Bar Association’s International Sales Committee and is currently a member of the advisory board of the European Regional Forum. Jonathan has been an adviser and litigation counsel to the British Government’s Export Credits Guarantee Department ( UKEF) for over 25 years.

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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.