John Templeman | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
John Templeman
John Templeman

John Templeman

Global Arbitration Practice Manager, New York

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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 and communications globally. John also actively practices as a lawyer, handling both commercial and investor-state arbitration matters.

Qualified in three jurisdictions (New York, England & Wales and Australia), John has 15 years' experience in both the practice and management 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, and prior to that an Associate at an international law firm in Australia.

John's practice experience encompasses commercial, mining, energy and investor-state matters, representing corporations and state entities across the Americas (US, Mexico, Brazil), Europe (UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia) and Africa (Liberia, Namibia, 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 cross-border litigation before the UK, US and Australian courts.

John has obtained two diplomas in international arbitration, Fellowship status of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Business Development Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC).

Bars and Courts

  • Attorney, New York State Bar
  • Barrister and Solicitor, Western Australia
  • Solicitor and Solicitor-Advocate, England and Wales


  • Dip Int'l Comm Arb (Dist), University of London
  • Dip Int'l Arb Law, International Bar Association
  • LLB, University of Western Australia
  • BEc, University of Western Australia


  • English
  • French


Speaking Engagements

"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