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Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers


Paul is a barrister specialising in international arbitration and dispute settlement, international trade and investment agreements, and public international law.  

 He has acted as counsel for governments and corporations in bilateral investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations under all the major rules (including ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL).  He has also acted in proceedings relating to the sovereign immunity of State property.  Paul’s government experience includes an externship assisting the Foreign & Commonwealth Office legal advisors at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York. 

 Paul’s cases and advisory work have involved a range of subject matters and sectors, including: foreign investment, commercial fraud, energy and natural resources, finance and banking, international trade, international human rights, joint ventures, law of the sea, sovereign immunity, sovereign debt, private international law and public international law.

 Paul is a guest lecturer in international investment law and arbitration at Stanford Law School in California and at City University of Hong Kong Law School.

 He is also admitted to the Bar in New York and previously practised international arbitration and public international law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.


Called 2015.