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John Templeman

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John Templeman is Counsel in the International Arbitration Practice, based in New York.

With 15 years of experience in the field of international dispute resolution, John specializes in international commercial and investor-State arbitration.  He has particular expertise in energy, mining, financial and sovereign-related matters, having represented corporations and State entities across the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Qualified in three jurisdictions (New York, England & Wales and Australia), John has handled international arbitrations around the world under all major arbitral institutions and rules, including the ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL. In addition, he has served as arbitrator under the ICC Rules and has significant experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation before the U.S., U.K. and Australian courts.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, John served as the global manager of another leading international arbitration practice in New York, and was a senior associate at a magic circle law firm in London. He has obtained two diplomas in international arbitration, Fellowship status of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). 

United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

King & Spalding LLP fields a team of 'true international arbitration specialists', who skillfully handle investment and commercial arbitration matters, and have particular expertise in the energy sector. Noted for its 'impressive advocacy and deep understanding', the team has successfully represented Chevron and its subsidiary, Texaco Petroleum Company, in an international arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador pertaining to its violation of the BIT; following the proceedings, which were led by 'outstanding lawyers' Doak Bishop and Edward Kehoe, the $9.5bn judgment rendered against Chevron was deemed unenforceable. 'Excellent' Caline Mouawad, Henry Burnett, and Houston-based Craig Miles represented Bear Creek Mining Corporation in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Peru brought under the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement. Other key contacts include global disputes head Reginald Smith and head of upstream oil and gas John Bowman from Houston. The team has been strengthened with two new additions from White & Case LLP: John Templeman joined as counsel in New York and Chip Rosenberg joined the Washington DC office; however, Houston-based Silvia Marchili left the firm to lead the international arbitration group at White & Case LLP.

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