Mr Philip Dunham > Dechert LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
32 RUE DE MONCEAU
PARIS 75008
France
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Philip Dunham has concentrated his practice in international arbitration since 1992. His principal activity has been acting as counsel in numerous international disputes, whether ad hoc (including under the UNCITRAL Rules), or under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), or the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Memberships

Member, International Bar Association; Member, Franco-British Lawyers Society; Member, Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Member, LCIA Users’ Councils

Education

Université Robert Schuman, Diplôme d’Etudes Juridiques, 1989; The London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.B., French and English Law Degree, 1990; College of Law, Guildford, Law Society Final Course, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration

Dechert LLP Paris is highly regarded for its Latin American arbitration practice where the firm acts for investors and state entities in high-stakes disputes. In parallel, the firm has built an impressive non-Hispanic practice, notably in relation to Eastern Europe with the hire of the high-profile Claudia Annacker and Enikő Horváth  from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in September 2020 which also further enhanced the group’s investment arbitration and international public law capabilities. The pair is notably handling state succession and human rights law issues. The firm is also representing a number of Eastern European states in high-stakes investment disputes, recently winning a landmark exequatur case before the Paris Court de Cassation for the state of Poland. The practice is also growing its African and Arabic caseload, notably handling a new high-profile telecoms mandate, and acts in a sensitive high-profile dispute in relation to Asia. The pharmaceutical industry, one of the firm’s core sectors, generates regular work for the arbitration team. Practice head Eduardo Silva Romero is one of the best in his field, with the excellent José Manuel García RepresaPhilip Dunham and Erica Stein other key members of the team. Associate Audrey Caminades also deserves a mention. Xavier Nyssen has retired.

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Arbitrage international

Dechert LLP’s Paris practice attracted leading individual Claudia Annacker in September 2020 from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton to further strengthen the firm’s investment arbitration and international public law expertise. The group  also successfully won new major clients and mandates in relation to Eastern Europe and Africa. The firm handles several large-scale investment disputes in relation to North Africa and manages a number of commercial disputes in Africa. Over the past years, the practice has greatly extended its geographical reach, all while remaining a leading name for Latin American disputes with key clients such as the Republics of Ecuador, Columbia and Guatemala. In terms of industry sectors, the practice handles highly diverse investment and commercial disputes from the energy, infrastructure, banking and life sciences sectors, acting both for states or private companies. More recently, the group was instructed to advise on new pre-arbitration matters in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impacts on public concessions in the transport and natural resources sectors. Practice head Eduardo Silva Romero is highly regarded. Also recommended are: Xavier NyssenJosé Manuel García RepresaPhilip Dunham and Erica Stein. Associate Audrey Caminades  also deserves a mention.

Dechert LLP Paris est le cabinet de référence de la place pour les arbitrages latino-américains, dans lesquels le cabinet représente des investisseurs ou des entités étatiques dans des affaires de grande envergure. Cependant, le cabinet a aussi su construire une pratique de premier plan au-delà des arbitrages hispanophones ; avec un fort savoir-faire notamment sur l’Europe de l’Est récemment consolidé par les récents recrutements de la très réputée Claudia Annacker et Enikő Horváth (ex Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ) en septembre 2020. Leurs arrivées permettent aussi au cabinet d’affiner ses capacités sur le segment de l’arbitrage investissement et du droit public international – le tandem traitant notamment des questions de succession d’états et de droits de l’homme. Le cabinet représente actuellement plusieurs états d’Europe de l’Est dans des arbitrages d’investissement stratégiques. Il a récemment remporté une victoire remarquée devant la Cour de Cassation dans une procédure d’exequatur plaidée pour la Pologne. Le cabinet développe aussi sa présence dans des arbitrages africains et arabes – il a été chargé d’un nouvel arbitrage de grande envergure dans le secteur des télécoms. Il est aussi impliqué dans un important différend en lien avec l’Asie. Enfin, l’industrie pharmaceutique, qui est l’un des secteurs clés d’intervention du cabinet, fournit un flot régulier de dossiers d’arbitrage. Le responsable de la pratique Eduardo Silva Romero compte parmi les figures de référence du marché. Il est entouré des excellents  José Manuel García RepresaPhilip Dunham et Erica Stein other key members of the team. La collaboratrice Audrey Caminades mérite également une mention. A noter, Xavier Nyssen a pris sa retraite.