Paul Brumpton

Partner, London



Paul is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group in London. He deals primarily with international arbitration matters and has experience with disputes in a wide variety of industries including: energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals, construction and insurance. Paul has represented clients under the auspices of all major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, ICDR and ICSID, as well as under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and in other ad hoc arbitrations. In the course of these representations, he has gained experience of oral advocacy and cross-examination. Paul has previously worked in the International Arbitration Group of White & Case's New York and Paris offices. Before joining White & Case, Paul taught English and European law at the University of Cambridge Centre for English and European Legal Studies at Warsaw University.
Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Solicitor and Solicitor-Advocate (all High Courts), England and Wales
Dip Int Comm Arb
Queen Mary College, University of London
Duke University School of Law
University of Cambridge


Representing a Greek Telecoms company in an ICC arbitration relating to breach of indemnity provisions under a share purchase agreement.

Representing a sovereign state in ad hoc arbitration proceedings relating to payment of royalties for the production of natural gas.

Representing a Taiwanese manufacturer of sapphire crystal in an ICDR arbitration in relation to defective manufacturing equipment.

Representing the Republic of the Philippines in an ICSID arbitration arising from a dispute over an international airport terminal concession.

Acting for a sovereign state in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to the construction of a toll road project in Central and Eastern Europe.


Rabid Redux: The Second Wave of Abusive ICSID Annulments, 27 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev. 727, 2012, (with Paul Friedland)

Litigation in the Hedge Fund World In Hedge Funds, a Practical Handbook, Globe Business Publishing, 2012, (with John Reynolds)

Dallah: Agreement or Disagreement Between the English and French Courts, Mealey's Intl. Arb. Rep. 26, Vol 3 1, 2011, (with Robert Wheal)

Awards and Recognition

"Future Leader: Arbitration" 2021 Who's Who Legal

Super Lawyers: New York Metro Rising Stars, 2013