Pauline Dépinay | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Pauline Dépinay

Associate, London

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Pauline Dépinay is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Group in London and her practice is focused in international arbitration. Pauline acts for clients from various sectors and has been involved in arbitrations under most major institutional rules, as well as in dispute adjudication board proceedings and expert determinations.

Prior to joining White & Case in London, Pauline trained at the Firm's Paris office and with several international law firms in Paris, Singapore and Shanghai, where she also gained experience in international investment law and corporate law.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Paris Bar


  • Master, ESSEC Business School
  • LLM, National University of Singapore
  • Master I, French Law and Common Law, University of Paris Nanterre
  • LLB, English Law and French Law, University of Essex


  • English
  • French


Representing the main contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects in a series of related ICC arbitrations and DAB proceedings worth in excess of $1 billion.

Representing a national energy company in Eastern Europe in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a nuclear power plant.

Representing a Finnish technology company in a SIAC arbitration relating to the acquisition of an Indian technology company.

Representing a Pakistani drinks manufacturer in a multi-million pound dispute before the English High Court in connection with a licensing agreement..


  • 'Proving' the Contents of the Applicable Substantive Law(s), in The Application of Substantive Law by International Arbitrators - Dossier XI of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, 2014, p. 31, (co-author with Phillip Capper and Kristina Ljungström)
  • Récusation des arbitres et indépendance des barristers : la fin de l’exception anglaise ?, Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage / The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2012-3, p. 597, (co-author with Michael Polkinghorne)