Ivan Philippov

Associate, London



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. His experience includes representing sovereign states, companies and individuals in investor-state, commercial and construction disputes under ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICC rules, as well as ad hoc arbitration under domestic arbitration laws. 

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.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Law
Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
Queen Mary University of London

School of International Arbitration

Bachelor's Degree
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO - University)

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 the Russian Federation 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 the Republic of Belarus in an investment treaty claim commenced by Delta Belarus Holding BV under the ICSID Rules in connection with the revocation of Delta Bank's licence

Representing the Republic of Belarus in investment treaty claim commenced by Grand Express NJSC 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)