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).
News and client work
- The UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration: Continuing the Evolution of Investment Treaty Arbitration
International Arbitration Law Review
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
- Society of Construction Law
- LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators