Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Andrew de Lotbiniere McDougall
Andrew de Lotbiniere McDougall

Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall

Partner, Paris

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“Exceptional advocacy skills”

Who's Who Legal, 2016


Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall is a partner in the International Arbitration Practice and serves as head of the Firm's Disputes Section in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

A leading international arbitration lawyer, Andrew offers clients the benefit of his substantial oral advocacy, case strategy and team management experience in large-scale, cross-border disputes around the world, with up to billions of dollars at stake.

Andrew's track record spans a broad range of sectors and types of dispute in common law and civil law, including international joint ventures, oil and gas, nuclear power, construction, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, defence, mining and other natural resources.

Andrew is a member of a number of major international arbitration organisations, including the International Chamber of Commerce's Institute of World Business Law, Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and Canadian and French National Committees. He is also on the Roster of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

A sought-after commentator, speaker, lecturer and writer on arbitration-related topics, Andrew has taught international arbitration courses at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the University of Ottawa and the European Studies Institute of the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Relations. He has over a decade of experience in international arbitration advocacy training in several countries and is a member of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy's Executive Committee.

Andrew also acts as Special Counsel to Canadian law firm Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall (White & Case LLP and Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. are not associated firms).

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor Advocate, England and Wales
  • Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario
  • Avocat, Québec
  • Paris Bar


  • Middle Temple, Fox Scholarship, The Harold G. Fox Education Fund
  • LLB (Common Law) and LLL (Civil Law), University of Ottawa, Nelligan Power Prize for the Highest Standing in Trial Advocacy (A+)
  • BA (Political Science & Economics), Université Laval, Québec City


  • English
  • French


ICC Arbitration, 2015 – ongoing

Andrew represents a South American client in a US$650 million ICC arbitration in The Hague governed by English law over a shareholder agreement in the telecommunications industry in Africa.

ICC Arbitrations, 2012 – ongoing

Andrew represents clients in two unrelated high-profile, multi-billion-dollar ICC arbitrations in Stockholm and Geneva, governed by different European laws over projects in the nuclear industry.

Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings, 2013

Andrew acted as one of the first emergency arbitrators under the 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules in a dispute in Paris over an international sale of goods involving court proceedings in Brazil.

LCIA Arbitration, 2010 – 2011

Andrew represented a Russian client in a US$250 million LCIA arbitration in London governed by English law over shareholder agreements.

Ad Hoc Arbitration, 2009 – 2011

Andrew represented a US client against a State in a US$100 million ad hoc arbitration in Ottawa, governed by a North American law over a contract in the aerospace and defense industries.

Speaking Engagements

"Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution", December 2015: FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference (IBC Legal),

"Non-signatories", November 2015: GAR Live Paris

"Mock emergency arbitration", May 2015: 1st Annual ICC Asia Regional Conference on International Arbitration,

"Arbitrator Immunity", May 2015: Masterclass for Arbitrators, ICC Institute of World Business Law,

"Preliminary and Urgent Matters", March 2015: ICC YAF Conference,

"Practical aspects of Emergency Arbitrator proceedings", September 2014: ICC UK Symposium on "The Arbitral Award",

"Emergency Arbitrator and provisional measure: recent experience", May 2014: ICC Brazilian Arbitration Day,
Sao Paulo

"Choices in International Commercial Arbitration", April 2014: Faculty of Law of the Moscow State University (MGU),

"The Process of International Arbitration: Are Procedural Practices still divergent or are they converging?", March 2014: Germany as Seat of Arbitration Conference (AFSIA / DAV),


  • The international aspect of arbitration: 10 thoughts of a practitioner, Interdisciplinary Handbook of Dispute Resolution, pp.1129-1148, 2015 (L'aspect international de l’arbitrage: 10 réflexions de practicien, Manuel interdisciplinaire des modes amiables de résolution des conflits) (co-author with Paul Giraud)
  • International Arbitration Supports a Country's Competitiveness and the Rule of Law, Revue Droit & Affaires, La Compétitivité de la Règle de Droit, Edition 11, 2013 (co-author with Heather Clark)
  • Refusing to Recognize and Enforce an Arbitral Award for the Wrong Reasons – When the Cry for the Right to be Heard is Too Loud, Les Cahiers de l'arbitrage, n°4, p. 1041, 1 October 2013
  • The "Business Case" For and Against International Arbitration, International Energy and Minerals Arbitration, Paper 11, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, September 2013 (co-author with Kirsten Odynski)
  • Res judicata in International Arbitration: Case Studies and Principles, TDM 3, 2012
  • Canada and Investment Treaty Arbitration: Three Prominent Issues - ICSID Ratification, Constituent Subdivisions, and Health and Environmental Regulation, 8 South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business 63, 2011 (co-author with Barry Leon and John Siwiec)

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Global 2016, Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration – France

"Outstanding commentary from sources who describe him as 'a strong player and talented lawyer'"

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 2016, Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration – France

"A talent to quickly adjust to changed circumstances in the courtroom"

Who's Who Legal, France 2016

"Known for his 'exceptional advocacy skills' and his 'considered approach to proceedings'." "A leading figure in high-profile international disputes." "Impresses with his comprehensive 'strategic mind-set' and 'outstanding powers of persuasion'." "Famed for his 'fantastic advocacy skills', as well as his 'ability to digest and manipulate large amounts of technically complex information'."

Chambers Global 2015

"A class act… very smart, hard-working."

The Legal 500 EMEA 2015

"Impressive… dedicated to his clients… well liked in the international arbitration community globally."

Who's Who Legal 2015

"An 'astute' and 'technically minded' lawyer… 'sensational' in arbitration and advocacy matters... [he] receives widespread praise for his 'expert handling' of cross-border disputes."

Who's Who Legal 2014

"Exceptionally skilled."

Chambers Global 2014

"His level of organisation was amazing. The way he led the opposite side was also great."

Chambers Global 2013

"A seasoned international arbitrator.‎ Clients describe him as 'a very focused lawyer who leaves no stone unturned'."

Who's Who Legal 2013

"A leader in the new generation of stars."

45 Under 45, Global Arbitration Review 2011

Leading Lawyers Under 40, Lexpert's Rising Stars 2009