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Paul Coates

Paul Coates


Paul Coates

Paul Coates is a member of the International Commercial Arbitration Group, previously in London.

Paul has advised on a wide range of international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, both on an ad hoc basis and under the rules of major institutions, including the LCIA, ICC, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, LMAA and ICSID.

Paul's work spans many jurisdictions and economic sectors, with a particular focus on disputes arising out of large-scale construction and oil & gas projects.

  • Advising an international energy company in respect of claims arising out of an offshore windfarm construction project (ICC arbitration).
  • Advising a National Oil Company in relation to disputes arising out of several major oil & gas projects, including a major refinery upgrade.
  • Advising a global real estate fund in relation to disputes arising out of an investment project in Russia (LCIA arbitration).
  • Advising an international oil & gas company in respect of claims arising out of a contract for the drilling and completion of a number of oil wells in Iraq (ICC arbitration).

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Nottingham / University of Queensland (LLB) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2007
  • Higher Rights of Audience 2014
  • Partner since May 2018

Professional bodies

  • Society of Construction Law
  • LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators