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John Templeman is White & Case's Global Arbitration Practice Manager. He is responsible for leading the Practice's business development, marketing, strategy, knowledge and communications globally. John also assists with the management of White & Case's other global practices and with central business development and strategic initiatives. He is primarily based in New York, but works closely with practitioners and professional staff across the Firm.
Qualified in three jurisdictions (New York, England & Wales and Australia), John has 13 years' experience in both the practice and business of law at three global law firms. Before joining White & Case in 2010, he was a Senior Associate at a magic circle law firm in London where he practiced for five years, and prior to that he was an Associate at a leading international law firm in Australia. John has obtained two diplomas in international arbitration, Fellowship status of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and is currently on the panel of arbitrators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and on the Business Development Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC).
John's practice experience encompasses commercial, energy and investor-state matters, representing corporations and state entities across the Americas, Europe and Africa (particularly Liberia, Namibia and Mauritania). He has handled international arbitrations under all major arbitral institutions and rules, including the ICC, ICDR, ICSID, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL, as well as complex cross-border litigation before the US, UK and Australian courts.
"International Arbitration in Study and Practice," Panelist, PACE / QMUL Conference celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Vis Arbitration Moot, New York, October 2012
"The Practice of International Arbitration," Panelist, Columbia International Arbitration Association, New York, November 2011
"Trends and Challenges facing the Practice of International Arbitration," Guest Speaker, Swedish Arbitration Lawyers Network, Stockholm, September 2011
"The Revised ICDR International Arbitration Rules – Key Changes," LexisNexis Arbitration, April 2014 (with Paul Friedland)
"Towards a Truly International Court of Arbitration," Journal of International Arbitration, Volume 30, No. 3, June 2013
"Current and preferred practices in the arbitral process," NYSBA Dispute Resolution Journal, December 2012 (with Paul Friedland)
"2012 Queen Mary / White & Case International Arbitration Survey," Kluwer Arbitration Blog, March 2012 (with Paul Friedland)
"Beyond the Survey: The 2010 International Arbitration Survey on Choices in International Arbitration," Mealey's International Arbitration Report, November 2010 (with Joseph Brubaker)
"International Arbitration for Financial Institutions," Complinet, six-part series from December 2009 to June 2010 (with Andrew Pullen)
"ICC Report: The Young Arbitrator's Forum," Global Arbitration Review, Volume 3, September 2008 (with Jan Schaefer)
"Arbitral Advocacy: A New Foundation for an Emerging Art Form," International Arbitration News, September 2008