Paul Friedland

USA: New York

White & Case LLP
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036-2787
United States

Tel: +1 212 819 8917
Fax: +1 212 819 8200

Email: pfriedland@whitecase.com
Web: www.whitecase.com

Paul Friedland has been global head of the 2015 No. 1 ranked White & Case International Arbitration practice group since 2002. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities in international arbitration.

Paul has served as counsel or as arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations, both commercial and investor-state. He has argued ground-breaking cases, including the successful representation of SGS in an ICSID claim against Paraguay, which resulted in a landmark decision that expands the potential protection afforded to foreign investors under international law.

Paul’s leadership positions include: American Arbitration Association (Executive Committee, 2011-14; Chair of Law Committee, 2008-14; Chair of Subcommittee on ICDR Rules revision, 2013-14), International Bar Association (Arbitration Committee Co-chair, 2014-15), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Court member, since 2013), and London Court of International Arbitration (Court member, 2006-10).

A frequent writer and speaker on international arbitration topics, Paul is the author of Arbitration Clauses for International Contracts (2d. ed. 2007), which has been described as a “must-have for all practitioners working in the burgeoning field of international arbitration” (N.Y. Law Journal, April 2008).

Paul also has broad experience of US litigation, having secured favorable verdicts on behalf of his clients in two jury trials and one bench trial.

International arbitration is a complex and evolving field of law, and the need for deeply knowledgeable legal counsel is paramount.

For our International Arbitration Practice Group, international arbitration isn’t the occasional instruction: it’s all we do. Our deep and varied practice sets us apart and affords our clients invaluable insight into winning strategies and arguments. Our group’s collective experience brings with it unrivalled knowledge of arbitrators, institutions, expert witnesses and opposing counsel, which can make the difference in the outcome of a dispute.

We have the largest international arbitration practice of any firm. Our arbitration lawyers are based in the key arbitral centers of New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Stockholm and Singapore, and we have significant on-the-ground arbitration capability in Mexico City, Miami, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Moscow, Hong Kong, Tokyo and beyond. We cover every jurisdiction, arbitral forum and industry sector, and work under multiple laws and in diverse languages.

We act for global corporations, financial institutions, foreign investors and sovereign states, and we have a high number of repeat clients. They turn to us because they trust our skill, experience and reputation to achieve the best possible outcome, and because our partners personally handle their cases. Our high-profile cases often make headlines, and include some of the most important decisions in international arbitration history.

We continue to be recognized by clients and industry observers alike as a unique top brand practice. The legal directories, including Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review, place our practice at the very top. Members of our team are among the top-ranked international arbitration practitioners in the world.

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

“One of the leading lawyers in the world” and “one of the most respected advocates on the international scene.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015