Ivan Philippov is a solicitor of England and Wales and associate of the White & Case International Arbitration Group, based in London. Ivan has a broad practice in complex cross-border arbitration disputes in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. His experience includes representing sovereign states, companies and individuals in investor-state and commercial disputes under ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SIAC and ICC rules, as well as ad hoc arbitration under domestic arbitration laws.
Ivan is committed to pro bono work and was awarded the Firm's Global Citizenship Award in 2021 for his work for the Vance Centre for International Justice and the Public International Law & Policy Group. Ivan is also a member of the Steering Committee of Young Investment Treaty Forum, organised under the patronage of British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Before joining the London Dispute Resolution Group, Ivan spent six months working in the Firm's Dubai Arbitration Group. Prior to joining White & Case, Ivan worked as an intern at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
School of International Arbitration
International Law Department
Acting for two US investors in the gold mining industry in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Guatemala under the DR-CAFTA
Representing an Eastern European State in a multibillion dollar investment treaty claim commenced by a high-profile individual under the UNCITRAL rules
Representing a Middle Eastern state on a multi-million US dollar ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a flagship new airport
Representing a state-owned entity in a dispute with a main contractor in an ICC arbitration related to the expansion of gas-fired co-generation plants in the Middle East
Representing an Eastern European State in an investment treaty claim commenced under the ICSID Rules in connection with the revocation of banking licence
Representing an Eastern European State in investment treaty claim commenced under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules concerning insolvency of a railcar producing plant
Representing the owner of a controlling stake in a leading Eastern European mobile phone operator in a multibillion dollar shareholder dispute under LCIA Rules
Representing an employer in ad hoc arbitration proceedings under Oman arbitration law related to the construction of water distribution complexes in the Middle East
"Deciphering Tribunals' Practice In Investor-State Arbitration", Law360 (2020; co-authored)
"2019 Empirical study: Provisional measures in investor state arbitration", joint White & Case and BIICL study (2019; co-authored)
"Paris court confirms state companies' use of investment arbitration under Russia-Ukraine BIT (Ukraine v Tatneft)", LexisNexis (8 December 2016)
"Russia's Mistral Deal under International Sanctions" – will the Dispute be Arbitrable?", LexisNexis (21 October 2014; co-authored)