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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).
"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